Friday, November 14, 2008

It's An Addiction

"Fanatical" stamp collector Steven Chivers is quoted in an article that appeared in New Zealand's Taranaki Daily News about the Tarapex National Stamp Exhibition as saying stamp collecting is "an obsession, a drug addition and it's better than putting money into Lotto or cigarettes."

Steven, who has been collecting for 45 years, has four display boards at the exhibition showcasing his endangered bird stamps and the conceptual drawings from start to finish.

Reporter Felicity Rookes writes that stamp collecting was not for the faint-hearted. According to Steven, "It is a very competitive and expensive hobby."

Shown above, father and son at the exhibition. From the look on the boy's face, it appears he's a coin collector. Either that or he needs to go to the bathroom REAL bad.

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