All about Stamp Collecting

The Hamilton Stamp Club welcomes young collectors to all our meetings and shows, special tables are set up by the club to help our
younger collectors find stamps for thier collections, stamps are donated to the club and are offered free, also bring mom and dad too.

Stamp collecting is the collecting of postage stamps and related objects. It is related to philately which is the study of stamps. It has been one of the world's most popular hobbies since the late nineteenth century with the rapid growth of the postal service. Stamp collecting proved to be an almost perfect hobby for collectors because there was a never ending stream of new stamps as each country sought to advertise its distinctiveness through its stamps. Because some stamps became rare, a thriving international trade in stamps was created. While stamp collectors are of all ages, it has been a particularly popular hobby among children, many of whom continued the hobby as adults.