|Thursday, December 12, 2013|
We are proud to present the Frank Geiger Philatelists - www.WorldStamps.com family. Our office is only a few yards from our home and views one of Pinehurst's finest golf courses. We enjoy both our work and the beautiful area in which to do it!
IN MEMORIUM: LADY was our 14 year-old Shetland Sheep Dog. Fiercely loyal and a joy to all of us. She guarded our property tenaciously and eagerly notified us when the Mail, UPS or FedEx arrived. Not a day goes by that we don't smile when we remember her affectionate behavior!
MUFFIN is our second dog. She is now a 12-year old Collie - Shepard mix. Harriet helped rescue her from deplorable conditions at a kill shelter in the South. She is playful, affectionate and as sweet as they come.
ZIPPY is our only male dog. He is now a 9-year old Shih Tzu. Harriet rescued him from an abusive home and, I'm happy to report, he has fluorished tremendously. He is cute, wildly enegetic and gives everyone his love and devotion. Give him a tennis ball and a plate of food and he asks no more from life.
TWINKIE is our latest dog. She is now a 3-year old Shih Tzu. Harriet rescued her from abandonment and she is like a torpedo in any room she flies through. She is triple-cute, ridiculously enegetic and never chews a wisp of food. She inhales everything!
The FOUR CATS: Sadly, our four cats (the greatest group of purrers ever!) are now in Cat-Heaven. They kept our chairs warm and loved to nap in the Penny Box. Tigey, Creamie, Taffy and Stormy will forever be in our minds and our hearts. If you are a feline fancier, mention it in your next letter. (Sales pitch: we have a great array of Cats on Stamps to grace your albums!).
LISA, who started working here in 2003, creates our New Issue Year Sets daily. When taking a break from that task, she been painstakingly inputting more stock into the website database. She has eased our workload noticeably.
COLLEEN is another member of our staff. As a dog lover, she is fitting in very well and learning about the world of philately. She, too, creates Year Sets as well as sorts our recent large purchases.
ELLEN processes many of the New Issues which arrive daily and helps create our famous Year Sets. She is new to Philately and already tempted to start collections of South Africa and Jersey!
JULIE is now in her last year of college and was our office "runner" and chief organizer. She ran stockbooks to our order desks and kept stock organized and findable. She was responsible for inputting many of the new issues we handle. We miss her greatly in the office, and she is now nearing graduation and attainment of her degree in Engineering.
ALEX, our son-in-law, is our South and Central American input specialist. Alex has recently submitted applications to med school and we all eagerly await the results! Al recently attained his Master's Degree in Public Health and is currently employed at Arizona State University. He also teaches MCAT courses in Biology and tutors students. Alex enjoys reading, golf, cycling, walking and spending time with animals. He is very much involved in many community affairs and gives a great amount of time to various medical and humanitarian efforts.
FRANKIE, our 23-year-old son, graduated summa cum laude in May 2013 from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY with a degree in Finance . In August 2013 he begins his career in the Northeast at Price Waterhouse. He will continue to serve as our non-resident computer guru. Frank keeps our multi-station network humming and assisted in development of the logic behind our unique WorldStamps.com website 12 years ago. He also created WorldStamps scans which allowed efficient input of many images at once and, mostly recently, created a complicated multi-variate algorithm to prioritize our incoming orders. He enjoys politics, world events, music and cooking.
TRAY, our 26 year-old son, is the sports nut of the house and probably knows more about pro-football, golf, college football, hockey and basketball than any of us put together! He also enjoys playing golf, reading, documentaries, TV crime shows, UConn sports and more. Tray received his M.Ed. in Higher and Postsecondary Education and currently holds a position of Program Manager in Transfer Systems Development at Arizona State University. When not working or studying, Tray enjoys spending time on the golf course and with Alex and their two cats.
HARRIET keeps things humming smoothly around the office. She is in charge of processing orders and maintaining client records and oversees the shipping department. She fills orders and does a lot of the computer input so you can see she has very busy days. Add to that her pets, painting, reading, house projects and walking and you can see it is a wonder that she sleeps at all!
FRANK has been a Professional Philatelist since graduating from M.I.T. with two degrees in 1969. He started dealing in stamps at age 7 in the second grade! Over the past 60 years (!), he has built a tremendous stock of stamps ranging from classics to rarities to FDC's to Year Sets. His non-philatelic interests are golf, sports, reading and traveling.