Most of us started out as kids collecting stamps. What stamp do you currently have (or had) that you thought you'd never own?
I'm 66 years old and began collecting when I was about 7. Not only do I own stamps that I never thought I'd own, but I own stamps that I never even saw in color until the first time I got my hands on a Steve Ivy catalog (80's?).
For myself, I guess if I had to pick one it would be a mint (prev hinged) copy of the $5 Columbian. In all I probably have about 20 or so stamps I thought I'd never be able to afford. I'm not wealthy either. Just took a lot of patience and time. eBay
helped out a lot too I'd have to say.