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Down the rabbit hole no more. Or how I learned about some highly illogical twists in the way I collect.

About seven years back I pondered how deep to go when building a stamp collection. Lot of stamps and varieties have passed my desk ever since and I have enjoyed every bit of it, but to my dismay I can also report that for the first time ever I feel I have reached some kind of limits with my semi-specialized approach of collecting the world. The further you advance, the harder it will get. It applies not just about adding new stamps, but especially about discovering and adopting meaningful new stamp related information. Some time ago I did some house cleaning and went through four years editions of American Philatelists (a gift from friend who is APS member and had no need for them). Hours later I had cut down the pile to five articles I wanted to keep for future reference, the rest (thousands of pages) went to recycle […]

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