When I started this stamp odyssey, I told myself that I wasn’t going to get sucked in. I was just going to collect Canadian stamps up to a year that wasn’t ridiculous. I wasn’t going to collect all over the world and I wasn’t going to collect a million different themes. Maybe bicycles. That was supposed to be it.
The thing is, there are just so many cool stamps out there. The one above caught my eye in a Stamp magazine. There is just something so cool about it. Maybe it’s because I remember the era of the test pattern. Maybe it is because it represents a specific nostalgia from my childhood.
As for keeping to prescribed limits. Well, every time I see a bicycle stamp, I want it. Every time I see stamps that depict toys and games…well, I want them. Every time I see a cool image, I want it.
I have started my 1970’s collection and I have already got more than ten countries done and quite a few more stamps on my eBay watchlist. Sadly, I missed a good deal that ended today because I didn’t realize it was an auction–which nobody bid on. Oh well.
Below is another example of stamps I find cool and would love to own.