My hobby started when I was 12 years old. Like all of my friends we used to  collect a lot of things (currency, bus tickets, stamps and cigarette packs)

In that moment I had few packs, I still remember my first international box, a Chilean Lucky Strike, I was so delight, having a foreign pack. Time pass and my aunt had to go to Europe on a trip, and so I asked her to pick up some packs and bring them to me. I wasn't sure if she was going to pay me attention so I forget about it. But when she arrive she opened her baggage and a lot of packs came off (Like 20, donít think they where a lot) . Now that I'm remembering, that was the day I decided to become a serious collector.

And well time passed, and I used to pick up some packs on the street, but as I lived on a little city on the southern part of Argentina (Comodoro Rivadavia) I wasnít able to had more. Then I moved to Mendoza, bigger than Comodoro but with not so much international move, so my collection was almost stuck for 7 years until .......

Yes, you answer, INTERNET appear and I was flood about all the exchange possibilities. I started looking for Mirc or ICQ friends to trade but almost no one pay me attention until on that I try "cigarette pack collector" and suddenly I found Herbert Zach there. I was so happy that I send him a mail just asking if he wanted to trade. So he answer me and told me about all my other collectors friends, so a new world opened in front of me.

Well, until now I have 3000 different packs and I've been trading for 1 year with people around the world, and had the opportunity to meet a lot of interesting people. In this little story I want to thank all of them for helping me with this appasionant hobby, and thanks for this packs, that a lot of people thinks that are garbage, I had the opportunity of knowing this bunch of people and now they culture and ways of life by their packs.

  !!!!!!!!!!!!  Thanks of all and lets continue this friendship  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  

For the ones that donít know me, here is my photo with some packs :