I have not been collecting stamps for years. I even don't have a penny black!
Not collecting stamps has become much easier since the advent of email.
Unfortunatly my wife does has been unable to kick the habitdue to the clerks in the mail room at her work being decidely unsuppotive.
I make her give them to a church charity after trimming off the excess paper who then resell them to addicts in 50 cent bags.
Off is now my favorite TV station.
credit to FBM