Thursday, October 10, 2013

Every 15th Person on Earth is a Stamp Collector

Yesterday, October 9th, was World Post Day.

On that day in 1874, the industry’s main international organization, the Universal Postal Union, was established. Russia was among the organization’s 12 founding countries according to the Russia Behind the Headlines website.

According to the site, "Every 15th inhabitant of Earth is a philatelist who collects postage stamps. The United Nations published statistics that conclude that philately, the study and collection of stamps and other related items, is now the most widespread field of collecting in the world. During the Soviet Union, this hobby was very popular among schoolchildren. For some, it became a serious passion."

To lear more about World Post Day, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:00 AM