Wednesday, February 27, 2008

It’s for fun - not the money

Longtime stamp collector Martin Dekeyzer explained in an article that appeared in the St. Thomas (Ontario, Canada) Times-Journal that one of the biggest myths newcomers face about stamp collecting is if you collect stamps long enough you'll amass incredible wealth.

Dekeyzer was interviewed at the St. Thomas Stamp Club's annual show and pointed out, “A lot of people have a misconception. They think in the beginning the stamps they buy are worth nothing and later, they will be worth thousands.”

The truth is, Dekeyzer said, most stamps produced by postal authorities around the world are for common use -- moving mail to wherever it’s addressed. In his opinion they're worth collecting - for fun - but don't expect to get rich.

Shown above, Dekeyzer, who has been collecting since 1944, looks at panels of covers he has collected over the years at the show.

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