This Article appeared in the August, 1979 Edition of “Points” Magazine.
To many of us a stamp collection is an activity we encourage in our children to keep them quiet and out of our hair.
But, to Peter Humby this scarcely could apply. His collection of stamps is superbly presented and catalogued. Peter claims that the only person who has a superior collection to his is Queen Elizabeth II.
He is the current Secretary of the Southern Districts Philatelic Society.
His collection includes a number of pre-federation South Australian stamps, forgeries, flight covers, and turn of the century British Post Cards.
Peter cycles to the Guv and outside of work uses his tredley to collect 5 cent deposit drink cans.
Some of his workmates have been absolutely amazed when they have seen Peter pouncing on unsuspecting cans whilst cycling at top speed.
He is one of the remaining members of the old Photo Lithographic Branch of the Department of Lands before they were absorbed into the Government Printing Office.