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Stamp collecting or Philately as it is also known, is one of the oldest and most respected hobbies. One of the great attributes of stamp collecting is its significance and portrayal of history throughout the world. Many historic stamps tell a story of their creator through the design and image. Prices value wildly from a couple dollars to tens of thousands of dollars, to account for their rarity, condition, and other important factors you will learn about.

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									                                  What is Stamps?

Stamp collecting or Philately as it is also known, is one of the oldest and most
respected hobbies. One of the great attributes of stamp collecting is its significance
and portrayal of history throughout the world. Many historic stamps tell a story of
their creator through the design and image. Prices value wildly from a couple dollars
to tens of thousands of dollars, to account for their rarity, condition, and other
important factors you will learn about.

As for the current stamp market, there are hundreds of new US and World stamp
editions that will take their place in history. Pick the editions which you identify with
the most or learn about their availability and value potential for the future. Creating a
stamp collection is easy and not very expensive as many new editions cost the same as
ordinary stamps.

There are many terrific and free online resources so that you can learn about the
history, the different inns and outs of the hobby, useful message boards and online
forums where you can talk to other stamp collectors. Also there are several terrific
great online stamp buying resources where you can find new and older stamps as well
as useful books with stamp values and other information. Hopefully all of these
resources with not only get you started but also make you an experienced collector.

Collecting stamps is not only fun, but also increases your knowledge on history and
geography even without you realizing it. By looking at a stamp you can understand
the year of its existence and the country in which it was printed. Collecting stamps is
also a good way of making new friends and for parents it’s a great way of their
children getting together without creating a ruckus. Collecting stamps can give you
immense pleasure and every stamp collected creates an urge to collect more and it is
this thrill of not knowing which stamp might turn up, which makes stamp collecting
an interesting hobby. Many children carry over this childhood hobby well into the rest
of their lives because it is a hobby without any limitations or boundaries.

								
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