Well, there was an elderly lady at the stand, and I noticed her filling her basket. And I mean filling it! So I started chatting to her, and it came to light that she really wasn’t sure what she was buying or what to do with it all. Sound familiar? She had watched me do a few demos, and wanted to reproduce what I had done. And then I had a lightbulb moment. Start a Project Club, so that people could build a sensible and meaningful collection of stamps and ink pads and accessories, whilst learning what to do with it.
And that, my friends, was where it all began.
That’s how they earned their pocket-money.
I can remember they would sit in the living-room, surrounded by little stamps, inserts and poly-bags. And if their friends came round, they got roped in, too!
All I can tell you is:
PIECE WORK RULES!!!!
So many little photos and bags and envelopes!
It was quite an undertaking.
brand new stamp each month.
And I have to say, I am so proud of it now. I think you really do get value for money. The new full colour printed step-by-step photos are a welcome change. No more gluing the photos on for a start! But more than that, it’s a real team effort. Jim, Wanda, the stamp-makers and myself are always either planning ahead, or scrambling to meet deadlines! I invariably hold the game up because I haven’t written the Newsletter!
It was the first and is now the largest Stamp Club in Britain.
We don’t shout about it, but that’s a fact.
Quite amazing, when you know where and how it started…
So if you are in our club, thank you for keeping it going,
and giving us a reason to keep going!
If you aren’t in our Club,
but you really like Claritystamps and the way I put it,
then perhaps now is a good time to join!
There are lots of reasons for joining,
not least 10% Member’s discount.
To celebrate our longevity today,
let’s have a special subscription price this weekend.
(Rejoiners can take advantage, too; even if your subs aren’t due, we can add the next 12 months to your account!)