Apfelbaum’s Corner – Volume 17

Do you have trouble getting the stamps you want? I think it’s good if you do. When stamp collecting becomes too easy it loses its hold on its followers. That is why those who buy only new issues drop by the wayside in such large numbers. There must be some difficulty and a little delay between the wanting and getting of a stamp to key up the excitement of its being acquired.

Going to the Post Office for the latest issues doesn’t give much of this pleasure. On the other hand, bidding in auctions before winning a wanted item is sure to keep any collector anxious and give him a thrill when the desired piece is finally won.

Try to get this kind of thrill in your collecting efforts. Someday, you may recall it as your greatest return from philately.