Anyone fancy with stamp collection these days? How often do we use stamps these days? I wonder if any of the readers would have never seen a real stamp, ever!?
My parents gave my sisters and I each a stamp collection album with few stamps when we reached about 8 years old. They showed us the beauty of stamp collection, which I tried to introduce to my kids over the years, but social network has won their attentions :-(.
I had always wanted to complete my album, but I never did :-(. Either because there were too many stamps to sort out or those pages I had reserved for certain countries went out of spaces so I needed to reorganise everything – I was (may be still am) overwhelmed.
I have to say I did enjoy the whole process:
- cut the stamps out from the envelopes;
- soaked the stamps in water;
- peeled the paper off the back of the stamps;
- set all wet stamps on thick towel to dry;
- sorted out the stamps’ arrangement;
- appreciated the collections.
I still have my first stamp collection album, plenty old stamps from different countries and those stamp collection albums that I bought for my kids, which have kept in a drawer for so many years. Maybe after I am retired, I might get back to this hobby ;-).