Thursday, March 13, 2014

"The One That Got Away": The NL News on David Mason, The Pope's Bookbinder, and Penny Blacks

There was a nice profile of David Mason's lost stamp episode (The Pope's Bookbinder, 2013) recently in the NL News out of St. John's. How's this for an endearing opening?
When recalling memorable fishing expeditions, for example, we sometimes idealize the trout that escaped our hook. "She was some big, b’y!" we exclaim, extending our arms in a generous if fictitious gesture. Such fish are simply too perfect for this world. Perhaps we should do the honourable thing and add those stories to the tall-tale category. 
David Mason has a story about the one that got away. However, in his case, it was not a fish but, of all things, a postage stamp.
For the full profile click here, and thanks to Burton K. Janes for the write-up.

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