At the last show I attended, people asked me, “What do you collect?” on more than one occasion. When I answered 1970, they all seemed to pause, waiting for me to explain. After I did, some said “Oh, I see.” A few, thought that it was a good idea. The muttered ideas like;
big enough without being too big
some good variety
not so old as to be very expensive
This makes me ponder a bit. I suppose stamp collecting all the stamps of 1970 will be much like other forms of collecting. Some stamps will be easy to get and other will pose a bit more of a problem and then there will be those ones that will prove very difficult.
That difficulty will either come because of scarcity or expense. Thanks to the internet, stamp dealers, and stamp shows, scarcity isn’t such a problem. I can cast my net far and wide to find the stamps. However, can I pay for them? French Antarctica seems rather expensive…..
Still, there will be some that will both be expensive and hard to find. North Korea, I suppose will cause a problem. I wonder.
Stamp collectors far and wide, I have some questions for you.
What stamps from 1970 will be hardest to find, do you think/reckon?
What stamps are you desperately wanting to add to your collection?