Gustamps was contacted by young stamp collector Tony (aged 13). Tony collects worldwide stamps depicting animals and Tony was disappointed when his school friend said that animal stamps are not worth collecting as they are never worth much. Gustamps was asked by Tony if what his friend said was indeed correct. Gustamps answered Tony by telling him about the Chinese New Year stamp issued in 1980 by P.R. China. Gustamps said he stamp was worth approximately £800-£1,000 per stamp. Thanking Gustamps for their reply, Tony said, “I can’t wait to tell my friend about the Chinese New Year stamp and how wrong he is.” Gustamps told Tony that if he liked collecting zoological stamps that he should carry on doing so regardless of their catalogue value and that he should not be put off collecting animal stamps by his school friend’s comment.