Monday, March 16, 2009

Scottish Stamp Collection Gets Trashed

UK's Sunday Mail reports trash men in Scotland allegedly dumped a stamp collector's collection supposedly worth millions.

Reporter Marion Scott quotes collector Jim Ford as saying he left thousands of rare stamps to dry outside his flat after they were soaked by water from a burst pipe. He claims his collection included 840 Penny Blacks, dozens of Penny Blues and 36 Washington Pinks.

But an expert doubts it.

Founder of the Scottish Philatelic Trade Association, Robert Murray, said: "I'd be extremely surprised to discover a previously unknown collection worth several millions of pounds turning up in Scotland.

Shown above, the 1986 EUROPA stamp from Denmark which featured a garbage collector.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM