Whilst many people may think that stamp collecting is just about finding as many stamps as possible and collecting them up to see how many they can add to their particular collection others may look at this in fact most complex collecting hobby in a completely different light. Yes of course it is about collecting stamps and adding them to your particular collection, but it’s actually about which specific stamps you wanted to collect.
There are thousands to choose from where you can build many different collections indeed but what collection would you like to build and where would you start? If you are serious about stamp collecting then you would need to choose which particular stamps you would like in your collection. Is there a chosen year maybe? Or possibly a topic, specific pastime or era? And will you be collecting just stamps from your country or would you like to build and find stamps from other countries also? The list is endless and once you start you will find yourself engrossed by your stamp collecting hobby.
Once you start collecting stamps, you may build collections and display where ever you choose, but it doesn’t end there. Once you have done this, you can research the history of each collection you have made. Its amazing to think that each stamp collection tells a story or actually means something for example you could build a collection based around world war one or displays a specific celebration or occasion, which is interesting as many people would think that stamps only had the purpose of placing onto an envelope to send a letter to someone.
If you want to start stamp collecting but unsure where you could start which is understandable as where would you get old stamps from? There are many sources in where you could find the particular stamps you are looking for such as old shops, car boots but a great source would be on an online auction. You will find thousands of available stamps in stamp auctions and stamp collecting website which you may easily search through and bid for your chosen one.
Stamp collecting is a challenging and rewarding hobby in which once started, you will find yourself fascinated by the growth of knowledge you are learning by each collecting in which you can pass down for generations to come.