I was never a trainspotter as a kid but I did collect stamps for a while.
In fact everyone I knew collected something. My brother collected matchboxes and someone collected beer bottle tops.
My stamp collecting wasn't really that serious but I did enjoy the little philately I did during the late Sixties and the early Seventies.
I had a large hardback book on stamp collecting, which I really liked. It was probably published by Stanley Gibbons via Hamlyn or Collins. I'd love a copy of it now.
My actual stamps were all classics of their day from around the globe. I recall the World Cup, Concorde, Christmas but above all I remember dinosaurs. I think they may have have been marked Polska or Magyar something [Hungary?]. I adored those pictures .
They reminded me of my plastic model dinosaurs by Revell I think. the box art was equally as cool as the stamps.
Did you collect stamps as a kid or maybe something else?