Monday, January 12, 2009

Stamp Collecting - An Old School Hobby

Reporter Christopher Hall of the Louisville, Kentucky, Courier Journal writes that, "Stamp collecting is an old-school hobby, but it could be making a comeback as people start to return to older, simpler hobbies."

Stamp show organizer Steve Schinbeckler thinks stamp collecting is a growing hobby.

Steve puts on 15 shows a year and is quoted in the article as saying, "...there are absolutely more people coming to the shows now." He and his wife put out a registry for shoppers to sign -- and 12 percent to 20 percent have been new faces, which is higher than normal.

"People are staying home now. They're not traveling like they used to, and old hobbies are coming back out to the kitchen table. There's more young people coming into it than I think anybody realizes," according to Steve.

Show above, Pete Tropoulos of Frankfort, Kentucky going through material at The Stamp Collectors Marketplace which was held over the weekend in Clarksville, Tennessee and organized by Steve Schinbeckler.

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM