Thursday, 14 February 2008

The treasure hunters

It has been said that the first ever collector was Noah. Whether true or not, what cannot be doubted is that the dedication shown by Noah in going about gathering two specimens of every species of animal on the planet into his Ark is alive and well today. Most of us will have some childhood memory of collecting album stickers, comics or stamps but while most collections are abandoned as we progress towards adulthood, for many people collecting becomes a life's work and, in certain cases, a lifelong obsession. (Full story in printed edition).