I have always paid particular interest to the images on postage stamps. Oftentimes I chose the stamp that seemed to “fit” the message of the letter/card the best or just seemed “fun.” After going through many of the cards & envelopes I have saved for many years I noticed that I had over 11 different stamps with varying postage and imagery. It was equally as fun seeing the various post-mark dates and locations (I think Honolulu, HI post-marked July 15 2011 is my most exotic).
I also found my carousel horse stamps that my father gave to me close to 16 years ago. I am so amazed they have lasted this long!
So I have decided I would start collecting. I think I will continue to
save the letters I receive from family and friends and maybe invest in a few blocks of stamps that I really enjoy there illustrations. I also hope to do more research on stamp collecting. Stamps are truly a time capsule, representing changes in our country and people (rates of first-class postage continuing to increase).
Below is a link and short video to discuss more about stamp collecting.