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Stamp collecting blog that focuses primarily on stamps and philatelic items from the Scandinavian countries, but also includes "general commentary" about the stamp hobby.

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What is Philately? Discover Stamp Collecting!

What is Philately? Discover Stamp Collecting! | Stamp Collecting | Scoop.it
Did you know that postage stamp collecting- even in our digital age- remains one of the most popular collecting hobbies in the world? Stamp collectors- sometimes known as philatelists- still number in the tens of millions, and in rapidly developing nations...
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Stamp Collecting: The History and Evolution of the World's Greatest Hobby

Stamp Collecting: The History and Evolution of the World's Greatest Hobby | Stamp Collecting | Scoop.it
A brief history of how postage stamps came to be, along with an introduction to stamp collecting. Once described as "The World's Greatest Hobby," stamp collecting flourished until the rise of technology in the 1980s. After three decades of decline, the hobby is now enjoying a rebirth.
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Montana State Bird Added to Songbirds Forever USPS Stamp Collection

Montana State Bird Added to Songbirds Forever USPS Stamp Collection | Stamp Collecting | Scoop.it
Get excited bird lovers and stamp collectors, the United States Postal Service has added Montana state bird, the Western Meadowlark, as the most recent addition to the Songbirds Forever Stamp Collection.
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Did the Internet Kill Stamp Collecting? Not a Chance!

Did the Internet Kill Stamp Collecting? Not a Chance! | Stamp Collecting | Scoop.it

Some think the advent of email spelled doom for stamp collecting. In fact, the Internet has helped the hobby, as stamp collectors now use their computers to connect with other enthusiasts around the world, in ever greater numbers.

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LASTING HOBBY: Brian Motteram with some of his stamps - Daily Echo

LASTING HOBBY: Brian Motteram with some of his stamps - Daily Echo | Stamp Collecting | Scoop.it
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LASTING HOBBY: Brian Motteram with some of his stamps
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The philatelist even has one of the first stamps ever issued – the Penny Black, featuring a picture of the young Queen Victoria, which was introduced on May 1, 1840.
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