I have thousands. Many from my Grandfather, then my Mum from when she was a child. I also added to the collection when I was school age. Trying to value so many is a little overwhelming, especially when there are probably a few "treasures" amongst them. I am always scared of sending them to a dealer and then being ripped off because I didn't know any better. So for the moment, all the albums are put away in a drawer until I have the time to do something with them.
Yes, many years ago. I built up quite a collection of Australian stamps, and was reasonably active on the buying / selling, until my own kids came along and distracted me. Many years later I found the albums, and put the stamps on ebay,and was very surprised at the higher than expected prices I received for the stamps.
Hi Steve. Did you put the stamps up on eBay individually or as a collection in an album? I have thousands of stamps - some are very very old - but didn't know where to start when it came to selling them.
Yes,Dad used to collect stamps,and them my older sister and I did to a certain extent.Fortunately,my dear stepsister could really do the collection justice,and it was a real pleasure and a joy to hand the entire collection over to her as she has continued this in a very committed fashion for so many years now!! What a credit to her!!!
I've never collected stamps but my husband's uncle did and we found his collection recently in amongst some things my in-laws were throwing out. We rescued the book, looked at the stamps which were actually far more interesting than I had expected, then gave the collection to my husband's cousin who was estranged from his father in early childhood. He was delighted to get such an unexpected gift!
I used to, but it got way too exxy!
Got a good collection TPNG & PNG FDC's starting 1970.
Also got FDC's of Aussie stamps for many years'.
Used to enjoy as hobby, but lost interest over the years' & too many other life costs, like kids, more important!
I encouraged my son to collect stamps when he was a child. As I did most of the collecting it sort of ended up being my hobby rather than his. I stopped after about 18 months and in time the couple of albums were passed on to someone really interested in the hobby.
I’min my last 50’s now, & have been collecting stamps since my father gave us kids an album when i was 11. The 3 siblings didn’t get very far with their stamp collecting, but I have sort of kept it up! I mean, I been keeping the stamps, but not putting them into stamp albums. The stamp collecting stated because our father owned an art shop in the CBD, selling reproductions of pictures & postcards, & art books as well, All these arrived from o/s with beautiful stamps on the parcels! I used stamps hingers for my stamps. My favourite country for stamps was the UK, USA, & France.
My father was a philatelist (and at one stage President of the philatelic society which he belonged to). My mother was also involved but to a lesser extent. As a child I used to sit in on the Auctions and can still hear in my head...."Any advance on....." Many of the stamps sold for quite an amount. It was quite an interesting time in my family's life.