James Lindsey is a Canadian collector from Toronto Canada who has been travelling to Belize for about 20 years now. Lindsey has a passion for collecting stamps from all over the world and one day he stumbled on a British Honduras stamp which immediately caught his attention. Since then Lindsey has been studying the history of Belize through currency stamps or from items that sell on Ebay regarding British Honduras.
Today Lindsey’s private collection is featured at the Corozal House of Culture and it includes coins dating back to 1894 as well as Spanish coin stamped with the British seal for use as legal coin in the Belize Settlement before the first British Honduran/Belizean coins were made.
Deborah Wilkes coordinator of the Corozal House of Culture
“This week we are so delighted to have this wonderful rear collection here at the house of culture it is called the James Lindsey British Honduras Collection and it is basically a collection that a gentleman started maybe fifteen years ago purchasing off of EBay, off of the internet, off of London auction houses anything to do with British Honduras, Mr. Lindsey is in his 70’s now and like I said he is been collecting about fifteen years and its gotten to the point where he has decided that it needs to be housed, it needs to be placed somewhere so this is something that he started and his original intention it was always to gather up all of this British Honduras pieces that are around the world and bring them home to Belize.”
Lindsey has been a collector and according to Wilkes his passion give him his drive.
Deborah Wilkes coordinator of the Corozal House of Culture.
“Mr. Lindsey is a collector and I think he has spent many years here in Belize and really has a love for Belize and British Honduras especially for Corozal and as a collector he started collecting and it turned into a small hobby that it turned into a very large passion and it is a wonderful collection there are some pieces dating back to 1818; there are newspapers, photographs, envelopes, antiques, monetary notes, coins and it is s wide range and what I love about this exhibit is that it is a tangible history right here so people can come in and view it and really obsorb British Hondruas.”
The general public is invited to view the exhibit.
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