Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Paper Money Collecting is Very Fascinating and Helping me Fulfill a Dream

I actually stumbled across paper money collecting accidentally, and now I find myself trying to find out as much as I can about this very fascinating hobby on a daily basis. I had gone home to Lagos, for a while as my mum had passed on. On my return I found amongst my notebooks an old note which had just been discontinued. I didn't like this at all as I had tried to return all notes to the bank before the deadline but now I had this one note still in my possession.

Then I was searching on the net for paper suppliers and you know how you hit on a site which really is off the topic you're searching for? Well that's exactly what happened to me, but I was so fascinated I couldn't stop reading and looking through the images of old notes it contained. I've been reading ever since and I'm just about to make my first purchase of paper money to start up my collection. My husband thinks I'm crazy! He just can't relate or understand what's so fascinating, but he's supportive and that's what counts in the end.

In the meantime, it occurred to me that the old note was not useless after all. I've even gone through the house and put together all the foreign notes we have hanging about from our various travels.

One of my pet dreams as a teenager was wanting to be a writer, I had done little or nothing about this for years, so with my budding interest and enthusiasm about Paper Money Collecting in place, I finally decided to take the bull by the horn and blog about my new found hobby. So now in my late 40's I'm finally seeing one of my teenage dreams for myself come true. I love the Internet! Don't you?

PS. I should be able to get some pictures of my initial collection up on the site soon.

Talk to you later.

1 comment:

hamid farooq said...

Hi. I too enjoy this hobby, but i'm not as much into it as you. I was searching online to give a name to my hobby but i couldnt find anything. I stumbled upon your website hoping to find the name, you know like a stamp collector is called a philatelist. so i'm guessing that there might be some similar name for currency collection. If you do find out could you please let me know. Thanks