Monday, October 01, 2012

October is Stamp Collecting Month

According to a news release that appears on the PRWeb website, "The American Philatelic Society and millions of stamp collectors across the nation and around the world are celebrating 'the hobby of a lifetime' in October. Stamp collecting is one of the most popular and enduring hobbies — almost everyone has collected stamps sometime!"

It goes on to say, "Stamp collecting in the 21st century is not the same hobby it was in our grandfather’s day. No longer is the focus simply on trying to fill in the little squares in a stamp album. Today, the possibilities are limited only by individual’s interests and imagination. A stamp collector can spend time exploring outer space, travel around the world or across the United States, follow their favorite sport, immerse themselves in the travels of ancient or modern mail, or just spend some quiet time arranging flowers (on stamps, of course!).

"Stamp collecting can be, and often is, combined with other hobbies to the enrichment of both. Genealogists have long known the value of letters and postcards when studying family history, but don’t forget the fun side. A family vacation can be made more memorable by sending letters or postcards home with postmarks from special places along the way.

"Technology has opened the album and allowed the collector to experience more of the many possibilities the hobby has to offer. Computers and the Internet are now important components in the collector’s tool box along with the traditional tongs and album pages. And the American Philatelic Society can open a doorway to make this technology easier and more fun."

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