On reflection, I’ve decided not spell out the details of the end of my adventures in philately. To do so would entail introducing someone who was involved, but could be identifiable to at least a few of my readers and might, for all I know, actually be one of them. Best let it lie. Suffice to say that I no longer possess that Penny Black.
Instead, here are some pursuits* I have followed for a while over the years, which could have turned into hobbies had I possessed the requisite obsessiveness:
And a few I’m sure I’ll never go anywhere near:
* Drawn from my Chambers Crossword Lists book.