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: