i got quite carried away with gathering stamps off ebay and didn't realize how they add up... there never seemed to be time to sort and place them and now that i have the time and a safe place to do it, i've been up to my eyebrows in them.
how to sort them though? at first i thought i'd do it by continent. bright idea? not! they've gone and renamed half the world since i played African Star in the jurassic era. what are all those countries so small you need a passport to stretch out properly and what happened to congo, ivory coast and i could have sworn Montenegro for one would belong to the new africa, but no...
so i filled the entire dining room table with envelopes and sheets of stamps. i got the new aquisitions and sorted them by country/topic. this is murder when you get places like malta, malaya, magyar, mayanmar, mauritania, st micheleon and burma all in front of you. :thud:
next you have to find a place for all these countries and now find that you have 138 canadian, 44 russian, 317 finnish, 5 irish, 21 swedish and 73965 individuals stamps that don't fit anywhere.
oh well... it's still fun... for some reason.