“On the night of March 2, 1932 a group gathered on the office of T O Trotter in the First National Bank Building in Chattanooga to organize a club for stamp collectors. The hobby of stamp collecting had grown in the Chattanooga area such that it was felt an organization of this type was in order. Word was sent out to all known collectors to be present.” Those are the words of Bob Millard, News Editor in 1970 when he memorialized the history of the Club. Over the years there have been many changes, but the stated purpose of our Club today is very much as it was in the beginning, ‘…to encourage and promote the hobby of stamp collecting, to assist its members in the acquiring and disposing of stamps, and to promote sociability among its members’.
Today as in the past our membership is wide and varied in experience, and collecting interests. Our meetings are always fun, with auctions, picnics and parties mixed with some of the more serious aspects of our hobby. We learn from each other as well as from outside our membership.
The Chattanooga Stamp Club dues are modest, at $10 per year. We meet at the Hickory Valley Christian Church, 6605 Shallowford Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37421 on the second Thursday of each month beginning at 7:30pm. Visitors from the Chattanooga area as well as the region are cordially welcome. Ya’ll come!