05 October 2006

30 Things You Don't Know About Moz: #2

The next factoid that you really don't wanna note down about Moz is that I was a stamp collector.

And a pretty serious one too. I had pen pals from all over the world - because I want the stamps. I just to search the garbage near my piano class looking for stamps.

Unfortunately, the explosion of email meant most of my pen pals stopped writing, and there was the small matter of college and university, which was the last time I was really active in collecting stamps.

Why stamps? Don't ask me. But if Maria Sharapova approves, I think I'm not doing too badly. Definately better than collecting debts, which is something I've been getting good at recently.

Some of the ones I'm able to show ...

A mint sheet commemorating the German reunification. I have the First Day Cover and complete set as well.

Chinese folklores retold in Taiwanese stamps.

First Day cover commemorating the Installation of DYMM SPB Yang Di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Azlan Shah in 1989.

Even when I was young, I had a thing for pretty woman. Well, maybe not.

Had a number of German pen pals, which meant I had plenty of German stamps too.

One of the set of 1920 Czechoslovakia stamps. Notice the lack of perforation.

I just wish that I had more time to maybe go through again all the stamps I have, and all the memories of my stamp collecting day. Ms Sharapova, if you're interested in exchanging stamps, please do get in touch with me.

Updated Note: Early stamps did not have perforations - the holes punched into the stamp sheet to ease the separation of individual stamps, thus they had to be cut out.


angel said...

Fact #2 noted earlier liao ;)
Nice... I used to hv alotta stamps too... well, ok, it was mom's but became mine :D

Jemima said...

I've lots of stamps & First Day Covers, too. :p
Will sort them out & see if we can swap. :D

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival, Moz. ;)

moz monster said...

angeliu: Wah !!! If I show you mine, will you show me yours? Stamps la ... I mean ... wat u thinking =P

jemima: Wah .... you as well?
And again, if I show you mine, will you show me yours? We should really swap !!!

Happy Mid Autumn Festival to you !!!

pelf said...

I have a lot of stamps too!!

Che-Cheh said...

eeYahoooo finally your comment box can load liao.

Eh pretty stamps you have there. I only have Malaysia's stamps mostly. Hehe

moz monster said...

pelf: I wouldn't be surprised. Not since you've started postcard crossing ...

che-cheh: Thanks ... let's swap one of these days ...

pelf said...

I started collecting stamps wayyyy before PostCrossing was "invented" !!

Infectioner said...

I oso got lots of stamps last time... but kena curi by ppl at school T___T

moz monster said...

pelf: Yes, I know. I'm just saying that I think your stamp collection must have inflated since you started PostCrossing.

infectioner: Haiyo ... you take to school to show off izzit? Hehee ... actually, I had one of my albums stolen before. But it was recovered following a spot check.