The commonality of the 3 pieces (stamps and coin), all owned by the same individual, was and is simply investment. It is not collecting, in the sense of a hobby, in either numismatic or philatelic pursuits. What does a coin piece, that has a bit of a taint, have to do with philatelic pieces that do not have a similar taint, if not investment? Nothing, except gossip value in both categories....stamps and coins and this CoinTalk Thread. No offense intended to anyone/any post. The simple takeaway is the owner of a stamp or coin can do what the owner wants to do with it. It is not up to anybody else (except first thing we do is drown all the lawyers that want to prove otherwise).