July 2011

Michael stated that there are many ways of collecting stamps and, although collecting by country is the best known, many collectors are attracted to collecting by theme and in Michael’s case he has chosen sport on stamps. He started off by outlining the scale of his collection – there are about 34,000 different stamps that would fall into the sports category. At this point many collectors would choose to narrow down the collection to a single sport, or particular sporting events – but not Michael. In order to be able to give the society a representative presentation he limited the stamps to the sports that fall alphabetically between A-C (Archery to Cricket.) We were treated to many sports in this category, some of which were a bit obscure.