Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Heir to His Dad's Collection

The Straits Times reports "Johnson Chang's father Mr. David Chang, 51, a contractor, had a plan for him. Three years ago, he showed Johnson (pictured here) his collection of about 8,000 stamps and 750 first-day covers, valued at over $60,000."

His Dad told him, "This will be yours one day." The only condition was that Johnson had to take up stamp collecting too.

According to the paper, the boy took to the hobby enthusiastically.

So far, he has spent about $350 - from a weekly allowance of $20 - to bump up his collection to over 300 stamps.

When told of a recent Straits Times Forum letter that suggested stamps should be phased out to cut costs, Johnson looked stunned for a moment, then said: "I will print my own stamps!"

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