Backyard holidays: World tour in stamps


If ever I grow envious of globe-trotting friends, or Portillo, Palin, Perkins, et al, I turn to Grandpa Willie’s stamp collection.

He died before I knew him, but somehow I got hold of a small notebook he kept. On its pages are the names of countries hand-written in ink. And beneath are a few stamps, mostly used.

I don’t think this dusty miniature volume was Willie’s philatelic pride and joy. In fact, it was probably where he put his left-overs. But for me the stamps are a way to travel in both space and time, to places I might never know in any other way.

More of my Backyard Holidays.

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