Monday, January 27, 2014

Cost of Collecting Just Went Up

Reporter Lauren Boyer writes on the York Daily website, "Starting today, stamps cost another three cents and collectors say it's hurting the hobby."
According to Boyer, "Because of incremental price increases over the years, it's getting more expensive these days for a kid to collect stamps.Think about it.Each year, the U.S. Postal Service comes out with hundreds of stamp varieties. You pay 49 cents a piece. Say you get a sheet of 20 stamps. That's $10. And so on. A child's allowance can only go so far."

Shown above, nine-year-old Thomas Pokrivka finds a stamp he has been looking for at the 36th Annual Stamp and Postcard Show put on by White Rose Philatelic Society of York, Pennsylvania.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:00 AM