Philately – (filos – friend, atelia – free of charge) is the word for love towards postal stamps, collecting and researching, collecting covers, cancels and other postal material.
To enter the magical world of philately first it is necessary to adopt some of the existing rules, the basic concepts and methods relevant to collecting stamps and creation of a collection.
Each stamp has its own material, historical or sentimental value. Therefore, no one stamp is worthless, and has the same value of unused stamps, as well as those with the postmark.
What we should particularly pay attention is what kind of collection we want to create.
Since the stamps through various events etched in history, convey messages about the natural beauty, sporting success and everything else around us, one of the possible decision is to create a themed collection. Such collections are related strictly to a particular topic and make beautiful units that are attractive hobby philately, as there is a topic that is on a postage stamp appeared.
If you wish to get acquainted with the customs and cultures of countries where you've never been, then you can create a collection of stamps of some of the country. In this way we can travel and get to know the secrets of those places about which so many imagine.
One possibility, certainly, is providing general collection, which will include a variety of stamps, whatever the subject or country of origin. These collections are not too popular in experienced philatelic circles, but if you stamp collecting is a personal pleasure, and if you do not intend to participate as an exhibitor at shows, this method is quite acceptable interesting.