Apfelbaum’s Corner – Volume 14

It has always been our opinion that stamp collectors get the most fun out of arranging their own collections. However, some years ago we had a client with a different opinion. He brought his albums into our office one day and said that he had fifty dollars a month to spend on them. Would we take care of it for him? Of course we would. But when he started to leave without the albums, the true meaning of his request became clear. He intended that we place his collection in our safes and once each month we were to add fifty dollars worth of stamps of our own choosing to them. He in turn would send us payment on the first of each month. This arrangement went on for several years until the gentleman retired from the business. What fun he got from his collection we never learned.