Scenes from the newly inherited collection of a novice philatelist

I haven’t had much time to examine my grandfather’s & father’s stamp collection, because there’s a whole dissertation to slog through. And, there’s a full-time job that’s eating up a substantial amount of time. Although, when I have a free moment or two, I love to randomly pull a stamp to learn more about it. 

I find some of these stamps fascinating. This one is one of the few cancelled or postmarked stamps, from grandpa’s time as a professor at Stanford.