insightsBe considerate of future owners: don't write on stamps and covers
October 31, 2011 02:02 PMUnless you collect only new issues acquired directly from the issuing postal administration, the stamps in your collection are previously owned. Depending on how old the stamps are, there might have been a dozen or more owners before you.
insightsWhat to do when there is nothing to do because you've got it all
October 10, 2011 02:15 PMIf you collect something that fits not only your interest but also your wallet, then it is likely you will eventually complete the collection. Adding that last stamp or cover needed for completion is satisfying for a short time. Then you find yourself with nothing to do.