Simon started in the stamp trade in 1998 and during that time has worked for himself, in a stamp shop and for a specialist GB dealer. He originally joined Sandafayre in 2005 and is currently the Treasurer of the South Africa Collectors’ Society and organises their annual meetings. Although having a wide knowledge of Union-period South Africa he dislikes being referred to as an “expert” as he points out that with philately, there is always more to learn. Although not a collector he enjoys accumulating interesting items over a period of time so he can become well- versed in different areas of philately, currently he is building a formidable range of world- wide parcel tags bearing stamps. Outside of philately Simon loves cars, reading and occasionally writing, watching stand-up comedy, studying tennis rankings, following Everton FC and walking with his partner and their little dog.