Philately...the forgotten stamps

Category: What on Earth!?

I visited a lonely corner of the basement today and found this.

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A little wooden box filled with a child's forgotten stamp collection. It isn't very old...it looks like it is from the late 1950s or early 1960s.

I used to collect stamps as a child, too. Mostly to try and satisfy the wanderlust that I could not fulfill myself by dreaming over these little traveling stickers.

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I didn't care as much about the value or condition of each stamp. I treasured the illustrations, the names of the countries, the mysterious of them. This was my downfall as a stamp collector. I collected absolutely nothing of value to the philately community.

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It looks like this child also collected nothing of value, perhaps. So we won't be financing the replacement of the living room ceiling with a stamp.

But they are still fun to look at!


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Comments

I like the envelope, my wife is from Indonesia. Great find!!

I used to be the same sort of stamp collector as a kid. Now my 11 yr old collects stamps and is forever lamenting the fact that no one mails us things from far away.

Wow. That stamp from Madagascar is cool. I used to collect stamps from all over the world, too. I had a cookie tin full of stamps. I lost them when I became homeless and often wonder what happened to them. I think I had closet o 500 stamps in that tin, collect from age 5 - 22.

That's pretty cool.

When I was a kid I would day dream about finding something like that a kid years before me hid in a wall.

Never found anything cool like that though.

Interesting layout on your blog. I really enjoyed reading it and also I will be back to read more in the future.

 

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