It was stamps that eventually led me to my incurable passion of travelling. My mum must have regretted bringing home the first stamps in my collection.
BBC NEWS Europe Sarkozy steams ahead with stamps: "Sarkozy steams ahead with stamps
Stamp collector Nicolas Sarkozy is better known for energetic hobbies
French President Nicolas Sarkozy is finding time in his hectic schedule to collect stamps, it has been revealed.
The man nicknamed 'Speedy Sarko' is better known for more boisterous pastimes such as skiing and jogging.
But he now sponsors fellow philatelists in a new club at the Elysee Palace, where he lives with wife Carla Bruni."