Thursday, 18 October 2012

All science is either Physics or stamp collecting.


Possibly some of the nerdiest hours of my life have just passed. Firstly It consisted of my spraying a fizzed up bottle of lucozade all over me in a proper Screech from Saved by the Bell fashion. Then in a sticky, orange mess, I decided to lay out all of my stamps and photograph them...

Stamp collecting? What a geek you're probably thinking. I have always had a small obsession with old letters and postcards, I love old handwriting, all the stories behind that little piece of history. But sometimes the best part for me is the stamp. I find it amazing to think that the tiny piece of sticky paper may have come from the other side of the world.


I have about 200 stamps.. I think. It could be more. My mum picked them all up for 75p in a charity shop - now seeing as one stamp in the U.K costs about 60p, she got a definite bargain. I could sit and look at them for hours, some are so intricate and detailed, whereas some, I love the delivery stamp that's stamped onto the stamp more - Like this Nigeria one.




Do you guys collect anything interesting? I'd love to know, you can also tweet me a picture here would be brill to see your collections...

Harri 
xxx

18 comments:

  1. I've never been very good at collecting things after the whole Beanie Baby craze. Really need to get into doing hobbies like this!
    xo TJ

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    1. Beanie Babies, that's a blast from the past, what ever happened to those things?! Yeah, it was pretty therapeutic laying them all out xx

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  2. i think this is wonderful. just imagine them coming from another county, always with a bit of love and care too. i'm going to tweet you something this week...

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  3. Thanks Matt, I know it's brilliant to think who sent them too! Oooh will look forward to receiving your tweet x

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  4. Harri, thanks for all your sweet comments on my blog. I nominated you for the Liebster award. Check it out on my blog!

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  5. Oh my goodness your stamp collection is might impressive, you have so many beautiful ones, I once tried stamp collecting once, but as with everything I do, I lost interest pretty fast... xxx

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    1. Thanks Becca, just pick a big pack up from a charity shop, they're so cheap x

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  6. My uncle has a huge stamp collection, and I gave him mine too a few years ago ^^ Currently I'm not collecting anything, unless housewares count? Because I'm storing whatever I can find for when I move out of my parents' :) x

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    1. Ah cool, haha yes I think we're all guilty of collecting housewares! x

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  7. No, this is totally awesome! Stamp collection isn't cheap, I hear? I like collecting typewriters.... but only if it's a good deal!

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    1. All these stamps cost 75p in the UK, so about a dollar for you I guess. I think my stamp collection is the cheats version, buying a big bundle :) x

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  8. Aw I miss my stamp collection, I had hundreds! My Grandad and I used to do it together when I was little. I may have to go and track them down after reading this! xxx

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    1. Sounds lovely, you definitely should :) x

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  9. hey i love your blog dear! you have great taste :)
    would you please visit mine? would be an honour!
    Itsfashiondamnit
    and im also trying to sell some of my old clothes in order to fund a charity trip to india, could you check it out?
    ebay account
    thanks!
    lottie xxxx

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