It is in our instinct to cherish objects that we perceive as valuable in our life. We start to collect things that make us happy and give us a sense of achievement. It can be from the smallest to the biggest you can imagine. It does not matter what it is, as long as it gives us the sense of pure joy once we have these. Stamp collecting started in the 18th century by John Burke. He created the first book embossed in revenue stamps. You can see his collections in the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin. Fast forward to the 21st century, stamp collecting has been an ongoing hobby and business for the young and old.
Here are a few reasons getting into stamp collecting can be the right fit for you:
Anyone Can Do it
At one point in our lives, we start collecting things that we know that is of value. Stamp Collecting is affordable, and is beginner friendly. All you need to do to start is having the right information. Asking your relatives and friends if they have some stamps which they don’t use is the best way to start collecting. There are stamps online and on your local shops. There are tons of stamps out there, you just gotta have the motivation to look for them.
A great way to meet new people
There are a lot of stamp collectors out there young and old. With so many doing the same hobby, you tend to bump into each other from time to time. Whether it would be online or through other means, you will meet the same people like you. You can exchange ideas, trade stamps, sell your stamps or even just occasional conversations.
A good investment
While there are countless stamps that can be collected, there are those exceptional and rare stamps. These stamps are considerably of high value and can be sold to other collectors with deep pockets. I am not saying that only rares can be sold. Some collectors need stamps that are out of their reach and the only way to get them is to buy it online.
The stamps have stories on their own. Each one of them holds a lot of history of their origin, the country and the purpose of the stamp. When you collect stamps, you will also learn the culture and that is an added benefit to you.
Stress Free Activity
All of us have endured stress most of the time. It is part of us being human. But too much stress can lead to bad days, even to the best of us. Stamp Collecting is a huge factor in de-stressing. When you hold your stamps, you look at its intricacy, its beauty, its faults and its value. You will need a lot of patience and time. Your mind tends to relax more and keeps you mentally active.