Stamp Collecting

https://pixabay.com/en/stamps-philately-collection-879277/ by krapito
@allen0187 (33488)
Philippines
March 25, 2016 8:15pm CST
The thing with hobbies, is that I want to get into something that will introduce me to a whole new experience. I was into sports and sports betting and soon enough I found myself burnt out. It was a really bad burn out. Lasted just a couple of months but I felt really bad about it. I couldn't bring myself to watch a sporting event or game on tv... cheerleaders and all. LOL! Seriously. It was bad. Anyway, one good thing about what happened was that I decided to look into different hobbies that I can pick up. Hence, stamp collecting. Yeah, smh moment if there ever is one. So, the hobby is too different from what I'm accustomed to but really not that hard to start. I've read about stamp collecting clubs locally and it seems that there are a lot and they have monthly meeting at the local post office. I've started collecting stamps already but so far managed to get my hands on those that were released recently. I don't have a lot yet but I'm planning to build up my collection. I'll concentrate on locally released stamps plus those released in other Asian countries. If I can get sports, gambling, or music related stamps, I'll gladly grab those as well. I've also asked friends based in other countries to get me stamps from their place. Even though the stamps that they send won't belong to any of the categories I've wanted, its all good!!! After all, those are still stamps that will go to my collection. LOL!!! Any of the myLotters out there into stamp collection? How about any left field hobbies or collections? Feel free to chime in.
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@wiLLmaH (8244)
• Singapore, Singapore
26 Mar 16
Me! Me! Me! I am collecting stamps. :)
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@allen0187 (33488)
• Philippines
26 Mar 16
Please make a post about your stamp collection plus include any tips or pointers! Please!!!
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@wiLLmaH (8244)
• Singapore, Singapore
26 Jul 16
@allen0187 Actually I am gaining more stamps because of my friends and relatives visiting me in Sinagpore. I always told them that they are not welcome in our home if there is no stamps for me. hehe
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@allen0187 (33488)
• Philippines
30 Jul 16
@wiLLmaH well, that's one way to gain more stamps! Stamp collection through arm-wringer of relatives!
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@zarlamain (25210)
• United States
7 May 16
I am still into stamp collecting even now. I have a huge cardboard box filled with them because I like them so much!
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@allen0187 (33488)
• Philippines
8 May 16
Good for you! Just started with my stamp collection.
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@zarlamain (25210)
• United States
2 Jun 16
@allen0187 Hope your collection gets new additions! Good luck with your stamp collection!
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@allen0187 (33488)
• Philippines
4 Jun 16
@zarlamain thanks! Been awhile since I got new ones. I'll be getting more this month.
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@toniganzon (51576)
• Philippines
26 Mar 16
Not into stamp collecting but my sister was way back in the early 90s. There was this shop in our city which sells stamps and she would buy them almost every week. But it didn't last long. That's my sister! My hobby? In September of 2014, I saw people on Instagram posting their planners and they were oh so pretty. I like jotting down things and I love paper and stickers. I got hooked. I started buying different brands of planners in different sizes and style, as well as things to decorate my planners. I'm still into it until now.
@allen0187 (33488)
• Philippines
26 Mar 16
I know about your hobby goddess. Nice seeing you here again. The next time you are in Manila, hit me up... we'll cause some trouble you and I!!!
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@toniganzon (51576)
• Philippines
26 Mar 16
@allen0187 oh i will! I have some spare time so i thought of checking out what's been going on here and see what you've been up to!
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@allen0187 (33488)
• Philippines
26 Mar 16
@toniganzon oh please, we both know, you are up to your stalking ways!!!
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@LadyDuck (162709)
• Switzerland
26 Mar 16
My husband collected stamps many years ago, but when we moved from France to Switzerland he decided to sell them.
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@allen0187 (33488)
• Philippines
29 Mar 16
Do you remember how much he sold them for? People did say that soem stamps cost an arm and a leg.
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@LadyDuck (162709)
• Switzerland
30 Mar 16
@allen0187 He had some expensive stamps in his collection, if I remember well he sold the full album for about $2,000.
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@allen0187 (33488)
• Philippines
2 Apr 16
@LadyDuck Wow! That's impressive!
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@Porcospino (18385)
• Denmark
29 Mar 16
I collected stamps many years ago, but I don't have a stamp collection now. I also had a postcard collection in the past. I bought many postcards when I travelled and my friends and relatives sent me postcards as well. I placed them all on my wall, but when I moved I gave them away. I collected pop and rock cds from the world, and I still have some of those cds.
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@allen0187 (33488)
• Philippines
29 Mar 16
Nice to hear from you again my friend! The postcard collection and the cd collection, I'm interested to read about. Do make a post about these.
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@Porcospino (18385)
• Denmark
30 Mar 16
@allen0187 I will write about them one day. That could be nice topic for a discussion I might I still have a picture of the wall with the postcards somewhere.
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@allen0187 (33488)
• Philippines
4 Apr 16
@Porcospino looking forward to reading that discussion .
@JESSY3236 (6712)
• United States
30 Mar 16
I had a gold stamp collection. I used to collect barbie dolls.
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@allen0187 (33488)
• Philippines
2 Apr 16
gold stamp collection? I'm interested. Barbie dolls... pass! Did you ever give your dolls to a daughter or a niece?
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@T_gray (7810)
• Salina, Kansas
26 Mar 16
I don't really think I collect anything anymore. I used to collect lighters, but that didn't last long since my roommate stole them all (they weren't fancy ones or anything). I collected bouncing balls growing up, I still have about 50 of them, but I don't get new ones much anymore. I also collected stamps and coins when I was really young...
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@allen0187 (33488)
• Philippines
26 Mar 16
Lighters... now, that's new! Too bad about the bouncing balls! Why would anyone steal those?
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@T_gray (7810)
• Salina, Kansas
26 Mar 16
@allen0187 no she stole the lighters silly, not the bouncy balls....hehe.
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@LdeL0318 (6467)
• Philippines
26 Mar 16
I haven't tried collecting stamps. I do have coin collections.
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@allen0187 (33488)
• Philippines
26 Mar 16
Coin collecting is nice as well. Do write a post about ti.
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@LdeL0318 (6467)
• Philippines
26 Mar 16
@allen0187 Okay I probably will some other time.
@softbabe44 (5902)
• Vancouver, Washington
26 Mar 16
Stamp collecting is a real great collecting experience.
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@allen0187 (33488)
• Philippines
26 Mar 16
Yes, it is! Have you tried it yourself?
• Vancouver, Washington
28 Mar 16
@allen0187 No I haven't tried it but I have seen some really nice collections thou
@JudyEv (125428)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Jul 16
You can always swap unwanted stamps with others I guess. I collected stamps as a child but I don't do it now.
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@allen0187 (33488)
• Philippines
30 Jul 16
That's a good idea. I'll go ahead and do that! Thanks.
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• Philippines
26 Mar 16
My aunt use to collect a lot of stamps and cards. she had like three book binding of them.
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@allen0187 (33488)
• Philippines
29 Mar 16
That's a lot of stamps LK!
@celticeagle (118520)
• Boise, Idaho
26 Mar 16
I haven't heard of stamp collections for years. I used to collect unusual unicorns and old books. By unusual I mean realistic and not the ones that look like Pegasus. Love old books.
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@MGjhaud (20733)
• Philippines
26 Mar 16
i think someone here sells them online, i forgot her username.. i had tried this when my sister was working abroad. she went to places and she used to send me postcards/stamps. but it was short lived, it wasnt for me. goodluck on your collection. looks like youre enjoying it very much.
@rina110383 (24130)
26 Mar 16
I'm not into collecting anything. My sister collects small cars. She gets them from promos of gas stations.