The key to Worldwide Stamp Collecting is organization . It is NOT a matter of money or who could buy the most .
We see every month "collections" come on the market that is nothing but accumulations and boxes and boxes of unsorted lots .
I seen on here and other chat rooms people claim their collection has X amount of stamps but when someone asks a question about some stamp never a scan ,others never show the stuff they are working or a display of a finish page . We don't need to see thousand dollars of stamps to be impress anything you are doing in your own collection will get positive responds here .
The key is to be proud of what your doing and show others that your expanding your collection ,even a organized stock page of duplicates will show others your organized .
Pay no heed, Maiden. I don't think he was talking about you anyway.
But I'll talk about you!
My WW looks nothing like yours. My collection merely consists of a Harris Citation updated with current pages. I am going country by country and am only up to Canada. It is priority three on my list with Machins and QEII taking precedence at the present time. If I wasn't so advanced (in years) I would do the same as you.
Maiden, it would be appreciated if you could report on that flea market, however brief. Finding postcards and even tourist stamp packets would count for me as "something found". Everyone can't only be on eBay, hopefully.