I am a stamp collector.
Not a collector of expensive and rare stamps, the ones only rich or crazy people can afford and buy. I only collect inexpensive, easy-to-find stamps, which have one thing in common :
a stupid error in their design.
It started more than 40 years ago : I was watching an old envelope, when suddenly my attention was caught by the stamp on it. I could not believe my eyes : THE MAN ON THE STAMP HAD SIX FINGERS ON HIS LEFT HAND !
If you do not believe such a stamp exists, look here at the one it all started with !
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Since that day, it has become a bad habit : each time I look at a stamp, postcard cover or a philatelic periodical, I check it for errors.
And in more than 40 years, I have found and collected more than 3.000 philatelic items, with at least one thing in common :
the crazier the error, the more I like it !
In the next pages, I am proud to present you some examples of my collection. You will soon be convinced that, in philately, more than anywhere else, Murphy's law is applicable too !
Number of stamps and philatelic items already shown on this website : 2981