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Few days back Robert, a fellow world wide collector emailed me to acknowledge he had reached the milestone of 50,000 stamps. One talk led to another, and soon the question of how many collectors are in the range (and whether or not they have cut-off dates) popped up. For what I know and have talked with people (both in and outside SCBs circles) there are at least: 1) two active collectors in 400,000+ stamps range 2) two active collectors in 300,000+ stamps range 3) five active collectors in 200,000+ range 4) dozen collectors in 100,000+ range 5) several dozens of collectors in 50,000+ range 6) too many collection to count in 10,000+ range – this is territory where most 1840-1940 collectors seem to get stuck. Needless to say reaching any big numbers is much easier when and if you collect everything there is up to modern times.  All the big collections […]

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