I started my stamp collection in 1945, the first stamp I purchased was a Penny Black that my Great Great Great Grandfather sold to me for a penny.
Then, I got another stamp, and another one, and another one, and that's how it became my collection proper.
I put them in stamp albums, spending hours indexing big stamps, small stamps, medium stamps, stamps from every country in the world, small countries, medium countries, and big countries.
I have every stamp that was ever printed in the world in my collection, it is worth thousands and thousands of pounds.
60 years I have been collecting stamps, and do you know what I think? What a load of old bollocks.