Gustamps was contacted by Herbert Greener. M Greener had seen lots of Gustamps advertisements in stamp and coin mart magazine, but he preferred to buy his stamps in person in a shop and not by mail order. During his visit to Gustamps shop in Brighton, Mr Greener bought lots of sets of mint Falkland Island stampsand mint and used British Antarctic territory stamps. Gustamps sales person offered various other country stamps to Mr Greener including Gustamps special offers, Mr Greener was very definite, he told Gustamps I never buy anything except for Falklands and British Antarctic Territory stamps – its my rule and I never break it.
It was then that Mr Greener noticed a stamp in Gustamps counter display. The stamp was from the Czech Republic. It commemorated ‘Protecting the Polar Regions’. It had a design of four emperor penguins. Mr Greener pointed to the stamp and said “How much is that penguin stamp?” The reply from Gustamps sales person was 20p. Mr Greener said “I’ve just got to have it I love penguins”. The Czech stamp was given to Mr Greener free of charge by Gustamps.
Thanking Gustamps sales person, Mr Greener said “Well, as I’m not actually being charged for it then technically I havn’t broken my rule, have I?”
Thanks to Mr Herbert Greener for letting Gustamps publish this blog.