Did you collect stamps when you were little? How about now? Our resident treasure hunter snagged stamps at an estate sale and discovered something valuable along the way (but maybe not in the way you think).
We’ve all heard of or have seen the rare stamps that fetch thousands or millions at auction. So, when we come across a few that look old, peculiar, or unique we immediately think, “Is this one worth something?” Credit: Greg Van Antwerp
"Every time I go on a “dig” and I am lucky enough to find an attic or basement door to the past, my hope is to discover something rare and valuable," he wrote in Found: A Fortune in Stamps? "The truth is — it’s rare that I find something valuable. Fortunately, more often than not, I find something with an intrinsic value."
Besides his fascination with attics and estate sales that qualify as "digs," Greg is also a fan of stamps.
"It’s hard to shake the allure of stamps," he said in his blog. "Even when they just sit there doing nothing they look valuable. Maybe it’s because they resemble currency (and are a form of it), and maybe because their detail gives them a distinct look of rare miniature masterpieces."