I started off with a made-in-China cardboard based album. it must have been bought by my dad. I went around asking for stamps and I was always on a lookout.
The China stamps under the glass pane remained untouchable as my collection grew expanded. I vividly remember an occasion when I so keenly yearned for the Singapore 1982 10c butterfly stamp in my cousin’s album.
I started proudly keeping track of the number of stamps I have. 20, 100, 200, 500…
In those days - who doesn’t collect stamps?