The flood of money going into collectibles -- art, wine, jewelry -- is now pouring into the market for postage stamps. News that William Gross, the billionaire bond trader at Pimco, is selling off part of his stamp collection for millions of dollars is sure to touch off a frenzy in the philatelic community. Gross is expected to auction off rare British stamps dating back to and donate the proceeds to Doctors Without Borders. The collection includes the world's first adhesive postage stamps and blocks of "Penny Black" and "Two Penny Blue" stamps, which show a young Queen Victoria.
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I have been collecting postcards all my life as my father did before me. I now have many thousands of them, both vintage and modern. Postcard collecting can be a fascinating hobby, as I have found out over the years. The earliest cards date from the midth century and have a very well-documented history.