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Active Retirees : Active Retirees Dec-Jan 2013
VIETNAM EXPLORER $2625 15 Day Tour Dep.Nov28&Mar13 Flying Singapore Airlines into Saigon and out of Hanoi plus 2 flights within vietnam.4 nights Saigon, 4 nights Hanoi, 4 nights Hoi An, 1 night Halong Bay with cruise. VIETNAM HIGHLIGHTS $2785 11 Day Tour Dep. Jan. 18 Flying Singapore Airlines into Saigon and out of Hanoi, plus 2 flights within Vietnam. 10 day Vietnam tour. Optional Angkor Wat extension. THAILAND'S CHIANG MAI FLORAL FESTIVAL $2695 2 Week Tour Dep. Jan 28 Flying Thai into Bangkok plus a flight within Thailand. 4 days in Chiang Mai for their spectacular Floral Festival. 9 day Thailand tour. VIETNAM & CAMBODIA ADVENTURE TOUR $4275 24 Day Tour Dep. Mar 9 Flying Singapore Airlines into Hanoi and out of Siem Reap, plus 2 domestic flights. 18 day Vietnam tour visiting the Sapa hilltribe area, the former demilitarised zone, the central tablelands and the Mekong Delta. 4 day Cambodia tour visiting Phnom Penh and Angkor Wat. One day Singapore stopover. AROUND THE WORLD $8395 37 Day Tour Dep. Mar. 24 Flying Singapore Airlines & Virgin America to Singapore, Los Angeles, New York & Frankfurt. 15 day tour of eastern U.S.A. & Canada, 15 day eastern Europe tour, 4 days Los Angeles, 2 days Singapore. SPAIN, PORTUGAL & MOROCCO $4765 20 Day Tour Dep. Mar. 23 Flying Emirates into Madrid. 15 day coach & boat tour of Spain, Portugal & Morocco. 2 days Dubai. SOUTH AMERICA $10275 22 Day Tour Dep. Mar 24 Flying Qantas and Lan Chile plus 8 flights within South America. Plane, coach, rail & boat tour to Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil and Argentina. JAPAN & TAIWAN CHERRY BLOSSOM TOUR $5845 15 Day Tour Dep. Mar 25 Flying China Airlines into Hiroshima and out of Tokyo. 10 day Japan tour, 3 day Taiwan tour. BANGKOK & PHUKET $1985 2 Week Tour Dep. Mar. 27 Flying Thai into Phuket. 8 nights Phuket, 5 nights Bangkok. For this tour there will be no single room supplement charged to solo travellers. "Have you thought of ar ranging your own private group overseas tour? Macleay Valley Travel has arranged several successful Probus group tours. Minimum of 10 tour participants required." Great Value CONDUCTED OVERSEAS TOURS Kempsey Mall, Clyde Street, Kempsey. 2440. | E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org | Web site: www.macleayvalleytravel.com All Prices new include Airport Taxes and Levies The prices listed mainly include return airfares from Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne, good twin share accom, many meals, all transfers, Australian tour leader & local tour guides. For more information or bookings contact: MACLEAY VALLEY TRAVEL Pty Ltd Phone Toll Free 1800-810-809. We try harder to find you the best travel deal 64 | www.probussouthpacific.org Whichever way you do it, you could win one of four Coles Myer $500 gift cards. Complete the survey online: www.surveymonkey.com/s/ ActiveRetireesReaderSurvey Have your say and win! There are two ways to tell us what you think: either online or by completing and posting back the printed survey in the December/January issue of the magazine. What do you think of Active Retirees magazine? We want your feedback. Last Christmas my daughter gave me one that looks like a real stuffed owl, but it's in a cupboard so it doesn't collect dust. What a hoot NAME: Susan Hayes CLUB: Timboon and District, Vic I COLLECT: owls I HAVE: approximately 100 I'm from Timboon in Victoria and I collect owls. I started collecting about 15 years ago when my Dad died, although I had a couple before then. A few days after he died I had a vivid dream and my Dad appeared as a full-grown owl. It really gave me a sense of peace and the collection started from there. For me owls signify seeing something more than what you think might be out there. I have all sorts of owls, around 100 altogether. I have soft toys, garden and shelf ornaments, necklaces and jewellery, salt and pepper shakers, vases, toothpick holders -- a bit of everything. My favourites are a bright pink owl my daughter gave me and an owl my son gave me as a present for no particular reason. But I like them all. I've put them around the garden, on the whole top shelf of one bookshelf and on different walls and shelves around the house. My friends like to see if I have added to the collection. Last Christmas my daughter gave me one that looks like a real stuffed owl, but it's in a cupboard so it doesn't collect dust. I don't exhibit them, but I would if I was asked, as long as it was close enough. I don't have any particular plans to add to the collection, but if I see one randomly I might get it. You can generally pick them up at op shops. My advice to other people who want to start a collection is to always be on the lookout for whatever you want to collect. For me, there's always something appealing about owls, especially when you are given one as a present. » 26 | www.probussouthpacific.org n interest in collecting often starts in childhood, with people who started collecting at an early age continuing for social reasons, their own enjoyment, as a way to hold a physical link with history, or a chance to accrue wealth. "People often collect things like stamps as kids, then take up collecting again once they reach retirement," says Jim Noble, founder of coin and banknote dealers Noble Numismatics. Those collectors who do come to the hobby as adults often do so while travelling. "They might collect notes and coins from far- fung lands,” Noble says. "Many collect just for pleasure. Some also see it as a good way of meeting other collectors. Others like to collect to hold a piece of history in their hands," he explains. "It's also often a store of value." Noble cites one client, a Probus member, who collected Hong Kong and British crowns. When the collection was auctioned in 1995 it fetched more than $1.5 million. "There were no restrictions on what he bought. It was a very enjoyable collection to build,” he refects. “But you don’t need to be wealthy to build a collection. You can have modest means and still collect." While collectors can come fr om any age group, gender or socioeconomic background, they tend to share one personality trait: thoughtfulness. "A collector can be anyone from a motor mechanic to a doctor to a scientist," says Noble. "If someone's in a hurry, they might not be interested in collecting, but the thing about it is that people get hooked." Noble himself began collecting from an early age – frst stamps and later coins. "Then I went into the coin business when I couldn't stop thinking about it." He offers two tips: fnd your niche and don’t settle for second best. "Some people collect coins from the Roman empire, or coins from every English king," Noble says, rather than just coins of any type. Most importantly, and especially when dealing with items of value such as coins, it's essential to make sure you deal with a reputable dealer and do your own resear ch, drawing on information available online and in books to ensure you pay a fair price. From little things... Just one small item can lead to a lifetime of collecting. It's more than a popular pastime; for many it's an obsession and, for a lucky few, a way to build wealth. By Alexandra Cain C OVER STORY Anomaly Photography A October - November 2012 • Vol ume 2 Issue 4 • $5. 5 0 Toilet talk to protect your bowel health HEALTH Keep yourself nice Puppy love How to find a furred or feathered friend to suit your new lifestyle Travel + Cook up a Viennese treat • Broome, WA • Queen Mary II • Vienna, Austria Keep your family safe with expert advice on anaphylaxis and allergies HEALTH Reaction time FINANCE Buy the farm? How to make the most of an agriculture boom Decembe r -- J anuary 2012/13 • Volume 2 Issue 5 • $5.50 The vision of Pr obu s Meet Sue the owl obsessive, Jean and her treasured schnauzers, Bruce the brass polisher, and John with his bounty of badges The collectors 24 HOURS IN QUEBEC Eden, NSW English canals Valley of the Giants, WA Plu s
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