Hi Everyone! Welcome to my new blog - Stamp Crazy! As the title suggests, I'm crazy about stamps. I have been since I was introduced to stamps in High School. My friend's father owned his own stamp shop in Parramatta - SW of Sydney. How cool is that?? Often I'd stay at my friend's place on a Friday night and go to the Stamp Shop on Saturday mornings. I spent hours perusing his massive bin of cheap stamps. The very first stamps I purchased were from that store - at a discount :). They were a set of Australian Antarctic Territory ships.
I was immediately fascinated. I went away and learned all I could about Antarctica. I think that's what I like most about stamps, the rich and colourful history lessons one can have by just studying little pieces of paper.
So with the idea of Firsts in mind, I have decided to dedicate my first few blog posts - after this one - to looking at some of the first stamp issues of the countries I collect. The selection is myriad, but I will choose only a few.
The series will be entitled In The Beginning... My first country selection will be Canada. Please feel free to make comments and suggestions. I love chatting about stamps!