Did you collect stamps when you were little?
I had quite the collecting thing going on.
A Japanese pen-friend and an Aunt who lived in Germany meant the collection was a little skewed in favour of these countries, but all in all, quite a varied little album.
After all, mail was quite popular back then, and mail meant stamps.
Not a prepaid envelope or a franking machine, or an inbox.
I think all was going quite well with my little collection until I realised that stamp collecting was
so not cool, and was quite possibly harming any little chance I had of hanging with the in crowd, let alone meeting a boy.
I gave it up overnight.
Now I look at those stamps in a whole different light.
They really are miniature works of art, and a snap shot of world events at the time.
And you could post a letter for 2 cents!
The colours and imagery are often too lovely to be glued in to a seldom looked at album.
I find myself plotting other ways to use them.
When it came to this collage image the old collector in me came out though.
I made sure I only used my double-up or reject stamps, which were still filed in their 'swap' envelopes!
My sister always did say I was a nerd!
Amanda xxPin It