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Botanical Stamp Collection

Identifier: HFLA 003

Scope and Contents

The botanical stamps collection contains two separate collections of stamps collected and arranged by Kathryn Kalmbach, avid stamps collector and plant research and significant historical figure of Denver Botanic Gardens, and Margo PoKempner, Atmospheric Physicist and hobbyist stamp collector. Additionally to botanical stamps, the collection contains a small number of stamps with animals and other subjects, as well as materials and equipment used in stamp collecting.


  • ca. 1900 - present



22.25 Linear Feet (33 containers)

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Stamps are left in original order of the creator. Stamps collected by Kathryn Kalmbach are arranged in the order created by her. Stamps collected by Margo PoKempner are arranged alphabetically by country of origin.

Separated Materials

Stamp sheets have been removed from original binding where necessary. Some of the original binders were degrading and metal bindings were beginning to rust.

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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Botanic Gardens, Helen Fowler Library Archives Repository