Yes it’s certainly true; beauty is in the eye of the beholder. That said, I’ve been perusing a number of postage stamp catalogs (catalogues?) lately and well- some stamps just come off to my eye as butt ugly.
For me it’s usually a design issue, but sometimes it’s a printing mess. When the two combine, it’s the opposite of a Mounds Bar.
I’ve grappled with my stamp collecting lately, trying to decide how I want to put the pieces together. At the moment I’m trying out some topical collecting, those being rampant lions, and postal mail boxes.
Sometimes countries buckle under a dictatorship. Sometimes resources simply are not there for good design, or proper printing. I get it. I’m just sayin’… if I decided to collect ugly stamps as a topic, I might not have any trouble finding candidates. ~TH~