Tuesday, June 29, 2010

To Be a Philatelist, It's Not Necessary to Own a Stamp

Reporter Stacey Kirk pens on New Zealand's Manawatu Standard website, "... philately is the study of stamps. Enthusiasts are quick to point out, however, it is not necessarily just stamp collecting, "

The local stamp club president and lawyer Tony Thackery is quoted as saying, "... you may not necessarily own a stamp but can still be a philatelist... It is the study of stamps rather than just owning them. There may be a pile of stamps that are seemingly the same, but on closer inspection they may be on different paper, or have different perforations or variations in colour."

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