No really. It’s on.
If you’ve been reading our blog since it’s inception in Oct. of ’09, then you know that we have been stringing you along with sexy talk of stamps for quite some time. At one point, we may have even told you Freaks and Errors would be completed by 2011. We’ll, it’s Dec. 1st, 2011 and we are just picking up production again, so…you do the math.
Good news is that our commercial and other film work has been keeping us busy, but we can’t shake this stamp bug, so we’re off to Monaco for a long weekend of philatelic fun at the MonacoPhil 2011.
Sidenote, the over/under on the time it takes for us to offend H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco in is 16 minutes. You can call us at 312.929.2569 to place your bets.
For a greater understanding of Freaks and Errors: A Rare Collection, read on.
Freaks and Errors is a documentary that unveils the fascinating world of stamps. The nucleus of the film revolves around 6 of the rarest stamps in existence and the people who have come in and out of their lives. With origins as humble “receipts for service,” stamps were quietly coveted by corner-store hobbyists. In the 170+ years since their inception, stamps have increasingly gained esteem, ultimately becoming the most popular collectable category in the world.
In the film, we will uncover the myths and facts of not only the stamps, but the lifetime of owners, curators, seekers and admirers. We examine the hypothesized collector’s “gene” as we journey through a multi-million dollar world full of eccentricity; anonymous collectors, high-powered dealers, solitary accumulators, treasure hunters, lost fables, forgeries and the occasional murder.
As digital communication inundates new generations, replaces the written word and forever alters communication delivery methods, both stamps and collectors are facing an uncertain future with no replacement in sight. Freaks and Errors, follows the “Hobby of Kings,” as it patiently awaits an heir.