Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Philatelist predicts comeback for hobby

For Gulab Israni, philately is more than just a hobby

‘‘It is a passion that I think would leave me only when I die,’’ said the former navy officer, who started collecting stamps at the age of eight.

According to an article on Chandigarh Newsline (Chandigarh, India); Israni's wife, an avid orchid-grower, and his three sons and a daughter have never shared his love.

‘‘My children do not want to own my collection, but I am sure their children would love to possess them. The craze for philately will certainly stage a comeback after 25 years from now,’’ he said.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM