New Zealand's Taranaki Daily News reports, "Hundreds flocked to the Taranaki Philatelic Society stamp fair at Fitzroy at the weekend, but the postage enthusiasts were keeping their wonders firmly away from light, heat and moisture... [and] were keeping mum on how many they owned."
Stamp dealer Valda Palenski is quoted in the piece by reporter Kate Saunders as saying, "A good stamp collector doesn't count stamps on the number they've got, it's the quality of stamps, their scarcity and grade."
"Mrs Palenski numbers her collection in the thousands and has been hoarding for 50 years and stamp dealing for 30," writes Saunders.
According to Mrs. Palenski, "There's usually one or two big spenders, they were there for quite a while. They always have to find that one stamp they've been looking for."
Shown above, Valda Palenski with a Penny Black.
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