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Collecting Stamps

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, my family and those whom God loves:

Stamp collecting is one part of the wider subject of philately, which is the study of stamps. A philatelist may or may not collect stamps. On the other hand, there are many hobbyists who accumulate stamps for sheer enjoyment and relaxation without worrying about the tiny details and history and form. Even so, once a collection gets beyond a certain size, the collector generally requires some philatelic knowledge to organize stamps.

Postage stamps are collected for many reasons. Most common are those pertaining to country, history, date and subject (e.g. ships, horses, birds,kings, queens, presidents…).

In collecting stamps one might wise to consider the following:

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What is stamp collecting?

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, my family and those whom God loves:

Stamp collecting is the collecting of postage stamps and other objects related to postage stamps such as postcards, envelopes that carried mail, markings or labels applied to mail including postage meters, Christmas Seals, revenue stamps and other items. It is related to philately, which is the study of stamps.

Collecting stamps is a hobby for people of all ages. Some may enjoy collecting these stamps just the simple act of arranging them on a page, but these postage stamps are also a great way to learn about history, geography, art and world cultures.

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History of Stamp Collecting

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, my family and those whom God loves:

One generally collects things that have some kind of value. Tax collectors in the New Testament collected taxes because they benefited from it. St. Paul also collected, but in his case it was money to help the poor. Hobby collectors collect postage stamps and many other things, not normally for financial gain, but for the joy of bringing together small pieces of history or just beauty.

I started pulling together a history of stamp collecting, but I found the video below that does a far better job than my writing.

Grace be with you,
TBG †

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