Stamp Collecting isn't what it used to be (Orlando Sentinel, FL)
But philately has assumed a new face, thanks to the Internet.
Stamp collecting isn't what it used to be. The hobby once rooted in collectors' homes and schools and in small stamp shops scattered around the country is now grounded on the Internet.
These changes have led to countless rumors that philately, as the hobby is called, is dying.
But while many longtime collectors lament some of the changes their pastime is facing, there is no doubt that philately is thriving. Stamp values are on the rise, and the number of collectors is growing as novices increasingly use the Internet to try their hand at this 170-year-old pastime. . . .
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