What's Stamp Collecting All About?
When asked why people collect stamps, David Gibbon, a 66-year-old retired Royal Navy Chief Petty Officer and member of the Swindon Philatelic Society is quoted as saying, "It's probably because of the sheer variety to be found within a single hobby. It’s geography, it’s history. It’s truly an international hobby with thousands of collectors in every country. Collectors are both young and old. Their interests vary from filling spaces with the cheapest stamps that they can afford to the serious philatelists who spend thousands of pounds building up valuable collections.”
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