Then very recently two days after I retired I was offered the chance to obtain two stamp collections that someone had bought off a well known bidding site. For some reason I said yes.
Now had I taken time to assess the enormity of the task in front of me I might have said no.
Below are the images of the two collections many of which, although the albums are labelled, are not sorted apart from the newly labelled GB items that I have put together in the last two weeks.
On top of this selection came four drawers of loose sheets and packets of all sorts of stamps and FDC's as below, I have not explored this area yet.
So at the moment I am learning as much as I can from Google etc, a whole host of philatelic sites plus starting to work my way through the albums first, and to see if I can be selective in just covering specific areas such as King George V and Empire. I have also obtained through ebay the catalogues below to assist.
Out of interest the first loose stamp to fall out of the mass when delivered was this item.
I will keep you updated as I go and to be fair what I have done so far I have thoroughly enjoyed.