Why Collect Postage Stamps? The Stamp Collecting Expansion
There were lots of different titles give to stamp collecting over the years of its existence. One period it was called ‘Kings’ hobby’ as lots of royals had collected stamps. Some people call it ‘The World’s Greatest Hobby’ for many reasons: lots of people collect stamps, great variety of stamps exists and it is continuously growing, and stamp collecting is available for a person with any budget. You can be a king or a regular person and postal stamp will cost you the same, in some cases it is free.
However, what is in stamp collecting that makes such a great amount of people collect them?
The answer is pretty simple: every postal stamp is a piece of art. People have many reasons to collect stamps: they are the part of the history, they have their signature aesthetics and they tell a story. In every corner of the world stamps are different, recognizable and often each small stamp reflects the culture, history and traditions of the country it is made in. Each stamp provides us with a view from another part of the world.
Stamps can become amazing motivators for people to learn about other countries. These tiny beautiful pictures give us a first impression about the country. Stamps are small and compact, so you don’t need to quit your hobby if you’ve decided to travel, travel becomes a part of your other hobby. Also, it is a very interesting and sophisticated gift to bring from another country. As stamps are issued one by one, continuously, your desire for something new is always satisfied.
Some collectors view stamps as a mean to become wealthy, as there are historical hence expensive stamps and collectors are ready to give impressive money for them. Of course, it is uncommon for people to become rich because of stamps, but the hope never dies. Maybe you will be the person who bought this small stamp box on a flea market and became wealthy one day.