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Remembering the late Pat Herst

The Stamp Collecting Report, I'm Lloyd de Vries.

Herman Herst may have been the most prolific stamp 
collecting writer ever. At his peak, he had columns running 
in practically every English-language stamp publication, 
often at the same time. And what he did best, says his 
wife Ida, was tell stories about his days as a stamp dealer.

"He was always teaching the scintillating stories of 
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In the 30s, the heyday of stamp collecting, most of 
New York City's stamp dealers had gathered on Nassau Street 
in Lower Manhattan, many of them real characters, and Herst 
was there. Eventually he turned to writing full-time.

"He never retired, but he wanted to do to do more writing."
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Another book of his stories is about to be published. He 
got his nickname from St. Patrick's Day, his birthday.

"March 17th. He never liked 'Herman' 'cause he grew up in 
the first World War when they said 'Herman the German'"
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Pat Herst passed away last Sunday at the age of 89.

And that's stamp collecting this week. 

I'm Lloyd de Vries, CBS News. 

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