I am also a collector of special coins and author stamps. Two examples herewith.
“A Gift of Beauty” which features brilliant cherry blossoms was a must-have given how many times we’ve been out to Vancouver and Victoria in April. If you have not made this trip, it is a wonderfully unique aesthetic experience.
The Ernest Hemingway First Day of Issue is typical of the fancy American author stamps I own. As a significant literature fan, it’s been natural to collect stamps of other authors including Poe, Rachel Carson, Tennessee Williams, James Thurber, Carl Sandburg, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Marianne Moore, John Steinbeck, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Robert Frost, T.S. Eliot, Willa Cather, Edith Wharton, Thoreau, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Eugene O’Neill, Langston Hughes, Ogden Nash, Thornton Wilder, Longfellow, Stevenson, Tolstoy, and A. A. Milne. Other special commemoratives include Hitchcock, Charles Schulz, Mandela, Henson, the Group of Seven, the Halifax Explosion, Alex Colville, Glenn Gould, Alice Munro, Robertson Davies, Pauline Johnson, Gordon Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell, Northrop Frye, and W.O. Mitchell.