Friday, December 22, 2006

Stamp collection kept in secret room in garage

A New Zealand man has sold his 900-volume stamp collection with a catalogue value of $7 million according to

The site reports Ray Walkham (shown on left) quietly built a collection of up to 700,000 stamps which he kept in a secret room in his garage.

Walkham, who has collected stamps for nearly 70 years and whose collection is reputed to be the largest in the country, did not say how much he was paid.

However, he is quoted in the article as saying, "I didn't get any pleasure buying just single stamps. I used to buy accumulations and collections and sort through them. If I found a good item, that gave me a real kick."

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM