Why collect stamps?

Stamps and collectables
Stamp collection

Stamp collecting is the most popular hobby in the world! In Australia alone there are over one million stamp collectors. People of all ages love to collect stamps, but why?

There are many reasons why people collect stamps, but the main reason is that it is easy and fun. People often begin collecting because they like the designs on particular stamps, or because of an interest in a favourite topic, such as sport, animals or space exploration. Stamp collecting is a great way to learn about other countries and cultures too.

People also collect stamps because they like to have keepsakes from special events and milestones. Also, some stamps can be rare and very valuable if you are lucky enough to find them.

Whatever the reason, stamp collecting is fun and it's really easy to get started. You don't need much to start your collection – just a few stamps and a place to keep and display them. Also, your stamp collection can be as individual as you are – so why not start collecting today?

Stamps – why collect them?

Stamps – why collect them?

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