"As a boy I started collecting stamps with enthusiasm. My father was not fond of my passion, as he associated my bad Latin grades with it. He was taking radical measures to rectify the situation. My, with much love and devotion collected Albania-Special Collection was in front of my eyes being put into the oven. It did not help him. Even today I am an eager collector and therefore I understand that every collector is pleased to obtain a fine piece and would like to be advised correctly. I do not see my occupation as stamp dealer as work."

Hans Grobe