A story about colourful stamps

A friend of mine was an avid collector of stamps when he was a kid.

He’d buy them with his birthday and pocket money and amassed a large stash of them, including loads of UK ones.

Years later, while clearing out their loft, his parents found them and decided not to let them go to waste.

They spent hours adding stamps up to the price of 2nd class postage for their Christmas cards, even if it meant licking 12 for each envelope.

It did make me laugh but quite frankly, ten out of ten for frugality – and full marks for the beauty of different coloured stamps clustered together.

Martha, The Colour File x

Mounted Machin stamps artwork by Martha Roberts, The Colour File

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