Joke 575

19 Oct
A perforated Penny Red with letters in four co...

A perforated Penny Red with letters in four corners and plate 148, therefore printed 1871 or later. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From springhillstampclub.

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…”


6 Responses to “Joke 575”

  1. jmgoyder October 19, 2012 at 10:16 #



  2. viveka October 19, 2012 at 11:44 #

    I think you should – give him a new home in the garden …. and let him grow in peace. *smile


    • viveka October 19, 2012 at 11:45 #

      How did this replay up there … this was meant for you beloved potato.
      I wouldn’t mind a uncle like that .. *smile


  3. sharechair October 19, 2012 at 13:30 #

    I wish I had that uncle. 🙂


  4. Words for Worms October 19, 2012 at 15:02 #

    I wouldn’t mind having that uncle either…


  5. slpmartin October 19, 2012 at 21:44 #

    As they say over here…”As soon as my rich uncle gets out of the poor house…I’m…” 🙂 Enjoyed the post.


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