Wednesday, February 15, 2012

It's Not About Ripping Stamps Off Envelopes

Financial reporter Michael Ettershank writes on the Business Day website, "Stamp collecting offers high returns and history lessons and offers investors an opportunity to buy a little piece of history."

Graham Royan, a member of the Institute of Financial Markets and the Philatelic Traders’ Society in London is quoted in the piece as saying, "Stamp collecting is the second largest-hobby in the world with more than 50-million serious stamp collectors. It’s not about ripping old stamps off envelopes and stuffing them in a book — this is people collecting, and normally specialising in, a particular type of stamp."

Royan goes on to say, ""It’s a hobby where one can easily become hooked because it’s fascinating — the amount of historical and geographical information you can learn from a little stamp collecting is vast."

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