Stamp collector's 1,300 stamps with pig designs are worth $11,000

Mr Johnny Lowis is intrigued by this stamp set from Liechtenstein, featuring four stamps cut using a traditional Chinese paper-cutting technique.
Mr Johnny Lowis is intrigued by this stamp set from Liechtenstein, featuring four stamps cut using a traditional Chinese paper-cutting technique.ST PHOTO: SAHIBA CHAWDHARY

Stamp collector Johnny Lowis collects all the designs inspired by the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac

Mr Johnny Lowis' bathroom reading material is a little out of the ordinary. Some might even consider it strange.

Instead of a book or the newspapers, the 69-year-old flips through large plastic folders containing stamps he has collected as he goes about his business in the toilet.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 04, 2019, with the headline 'His 1,300 stamps with pig designs are worth $11k'. Print Edition | Subscribe