29 Dec 2012
Ever since I saw a large collection of old stamps on someone's blog (who was it, does anyone recall?) a couple of months back I've been scouring ebay in the hope of starting my own collection. There's certainly a lot on there so I decided to buy a couple of large unwanted collections. If you search right stamps are going seriously cheap on ebay, I picked up 200 (some used, stamped and dated, other in original condition) for around £1.50 with p+p. Some of them even have their original stamping dates on them, a few date back from before 1920 which is quite something. Best quid and a half I've spent this year.
I'm planning on picking my favourites out and framing them, they're just too good to be shoved in a photo album, never to be seen by anyone. When me and Hollie finally get around to sorting out a proper place together this is the first thing that's going up on the wall.
People would say stamps are the classic boring thing to collect but I don't agree, just look at them! They're fascinating. Big fan of the "Fire Pumper".
Sorry about the lack of posts of late, I'm pretty sure we're all in the same boat though right?