Apr 4, 2022
In the 1960s, American entrepreneur Burt Todd devised an interesting way for the tiny, cash-strapped kingdom of Bhutan to raise funds — through the sale of distinctive postage stamps to collectors. Stamp enthusiast Leo Van der Velden talks about his collection of the Asian nation's one-of-a-kind postal offerings, including "talking stamps" (a series of small vinyl records), 3-D stamps, perfumed stamps, and even gel-filled stamps designed to change color.
Bhutan Stamp Collectors group on Facebook (moderated by Leo): www.facebook.com/groups/129173790434880
New York Times obituary of Burt Todd: www.nytimes.com/2006/05/07/obituaries/07todd.html
Opening theme: "Keepers" by Still Flyin'
Closing theme: "Slow Draw/Feeling In My Heart" by Eric Frisch
Additional music by Blue Dot Sessions and Tshering Norbu