Nov 20, 2014 - Sale 2367

Sale 2367 - Lot 282

Price Realized: $ 2,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000
"A STAMP ALBUM IS A MIRACULOUS BRAIN-RESTORER" RAND, AYN. Autograph Manuscript, unsigned, draft of her article entitled "Why I Like Stamp Collecting," published in a 1971 issue of Jacques Minkus's Stamp Journal (vol. VI, No. 2), with extensive corrections throughout, many in red ink. 16 1/2 pages, 4to, pale blue paper; minor scattered soiling. Np, 13 February 1971

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In addition to an account of her own experiences as a collector, Rand's article includes some characteristic social commentary: "There is a sense of 'brotherhood' among stamp collectors . . . : the brotherhood of holding the same values. In the midst of today's cynical inversion and corruption of all values, one seldom meets a person with whom one has any interest in common; most people today do not actually value or enjoy anything."