As I was contemplating my Year of Stamps project, I discovered that Ebay has lots stamps for sale. So, I went and bought some. This was my first purchase, but I doubt it will be my last.
The thing is, after I made the purchase, I was told that the package would arrive by June 6th. Unfortunately, it did not arrive until June 21st. Having dealt mostly with Amazon, I expected it before the date, not two weeks after. I got nervous after the first week and emailed the seller. I even reached out to the stamp forum that I am on seeking their advice. Virtually everyone said to wait as Canada customs seemed to like holding these things up a little. The stamps were coming from Belgium, I should explain.
My purchases have arrived and I am very happy. I bought a bunch of Canadian Olympic stamps and crossed six countries (Lichtenstein, West Germany, Austria, Iceland, Spain, and Israel) off my list.