I started this website to show collectors that there is much value to collecting stamps.

While collecting for value is certainly a valid and valuable pursuit, there are other reasons and there is much more to offer to someone who chooses to collect stamps as a hobby.

Stamp collecting, or philately, is a hobby enjoyed by people around the world. There are various reasons why individuals choose to collect stamps, and these motivations can vary from person to person. Here are some common reasons why people collect stamps:

  1. Historical Interest: Stamps often depict historical events, famous personalities, and cultural milestones. Collecting stamps allows individuals to explore and learn about different periods in history through visual representations on postage.
  2. Cultural Exploration: Stamps showcase the cultural heritage of a country. Collectors may be interested in exploring and appreciating the art, traditions, and customs of various nations as reflected in their postage stamps.
  3. Educational Value: Stamp collecting can be an educational and enriching experience. It provides opportunities to learn about geography, politics, science, and a variety of other subjects. Collectors gain knowledge about different countries and the stories behind the images on stamps.
  4. Artistic Appreciation: Many stamps feature intricate designs, artwork, and illustrations. Stamp collectors often appreciate the aesthetic value of stamps, including the craftsmanship and creativity that goes into their design.
  5. Preservation of History: Stamps serve as historical artifacts. Collectors often take pride in preserving a piece of history, as stamps document the cultural, political, and social aspects of the time in which they were issued.
  6. Global Connectivity: Stamp collecting provides a way for individuals to connect with people around the world. Through philatelic exchanges, collectors can trade stamps with others, fostering international connections and friendships.
  7. Personal Challenge: Building a stamp collection can be a challenging and rewarding pursuit. It involves research, organization, and the thrill of finding rare or unique stamps to add to one’s collection.
  8. Relaxation and Enjoyment: Stamp collecting offers a relaxing and enjoyable pastime. It can be a meditative and calming activity, providing a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
  9. Investment: Some collectors view stamps as potential investments. While not all stamps appreciate significantly in value, certain rare and sought-after stamps can become valuable over time, making philately a form of investment for some enthusiasts.
  10. Community Engagement: Stamp collecting provides opportunities for social interaction. Philatelic clubs, exhibitions, and online forums bring collectors together, allowing them to share their passion, experiences, and knowledge.

Ultimately, the reasons for collecting stamps are diverse, and individuals may be drawn to the hobby for a combination of these factors. Whether motivated by historical curiosity, a love for art, a desire for cultural exploration, or simply the enjoyment of a relaxing pastime, stamp collecting has enduring appeal for people of all ages.

I was also influenced to do something to keep the hobby alive by a passionate dealer in Canada who is focused on reviving the hobby. I felt as I needed to do something. Due to lack of funds I could not obtain a “great collection” or one that would be considered anything other than a “school boy” collection so decided to help others collect by setting up a store to “fill holes” in their collection but also allow others to sell what they have to continue the cycle.

I hope the site becomes one where collecting styles, advice, tips, suggestions are discussed in the forum. Any stamps/money donated to the site will be used to collect to pass on to other collectors or to keep the website afloat.

Eventually I hope to have others who wish to sell collections they have inherited, collected or duplicates they have setup their own stores and sell what they wish (including other collectibles). That is down the rode and will be based on what support and feeback I recieve.

New venture. Just up and reasonable running this 13th Day of December, 2023!

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