Sunday, April 24, 2011

Why Stamp Collecting is a Good Hobby

Royal Mail has put out a press release promoting its stamps and other philatelic items for the upcoming Royal Wedding. The release also promotes the hobby and gives the following reasons why stamp collecting is a good hobby.

* Stamps give us a glimpse into our history and this is something that excites a lot of us. Collecting stamps will take us through the past and make us feel more in touch with past generations. A lot of people like to know where we have come from as much as they want to know where we are heading.

* Stamp collecting is a hobby that is open to people regardless of the amount of money they have at their disposal. No matter how little or how much you have to spend on your hobby, you can do it with stamp collecting. Believe it or not, you can build up your own stamp collection without spending a small fortune.

* It is very important to our health to keep our minds active. Mental functioning is improved with an active mind and as well as that, we can deal with stress much easier too.

* There is actually a lot of fun to be had when collecting stamps so this is a huge reason to take up this hobby.

* Stamp collecting has a great social element to it; you can join clubs and go to conventions. The arrival of the internet has meant a huge increase in the amount of socialising that stamp collectors are able to enjoy.

* There are so many different collections that can be started up by a stamp collector; you could just collect fun stamps, historical stamps or international stamps if you wanted.

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