I teach judo (and high school) and one my judo students' mother used to teach at my school.
She notified me a friend had a stamp collection she was trying to get rid of in advance of a move after selling their home. As a courtesy, I said I'd be glad to talk to her.
Long story short, she didn't want to move the collection and they are decluttering. She put the collecting in a box and left it out for me no charge. Ran by Friday and picked it up.
2 worldwide albums with a number of hinged stamps. A pack of usable Dennison Hinges. Quite a few stamps on and off paper, but organized by country. A few covers. A few other little items. Very clearly an older collection that hasn't been worked on in years.
Nothing of value, BUT I told my judo student's mother that the big thing is somebody cared for, and took care of, this collection. I'm looking forward to digging into it and seeing what's there and how I might integrate into my collection.
I'm thinking the albums might go to my girls...