I specify the used part because I am not bothered about brand new sets of stamps (although I did buy the eclipse stamps just to keep!). I like stamps which have traveled a little, seen the world and got some frank marks.
I leave them on the corner of the envelops which I will tear off so I keep some of the frank marks and envelope intact.
Some of my favorites are when more than one of the same stamp had to be used to ensure delivery.
You see stamps less and less so I grab them when they land in the mailbox.
I seem to have picked most of the stamps from the Millennium collection which were issued in 2000 in the UK, I still lived in England and I am pleased I kept them.
One of my favorites is the stamp with the Queen and Prince Philip from 1961 and the set of owls too.
I do have lots of stamps from sales and thrift shops too, but I like these because they were on mail which I received.
Do you collect stamps? Did you as a child? I had a stamp album when I was a kid, but these are all kept in a zip-loc bag!
Happy Wednesday x