A young collector asked an old philatelist how he made his collection so advanced and valuable.
The old man replied, “Well, young man, it was in 1940 when I got a bunch of old letters from an uncle, I soaked off the stamps, dried them and put them in a presentation folder. I spent four days on this, after which I sold the stamps at my school for a cool four dollars. The next morning, I invested those four dollars in some more stamps on paper. I spent the next four days on them and sold them afterwards for six dollars. I continued this system for a month, by the end of which I’d accumulated a fortune of 200 dollars.”
“And then what happened?” asked the eager young collector.
“And then my uncle died and left me his collection worth two million dollars…”