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5 reasons to collect stamps in 2024!

  1. Historical Significance: Stamps often depict significant events, personalities, or themes from history. Collecting them can be like holding a piece of history in your hands, serving as a tangible link to past eras. Vintage to you might be the 1840s, the 1920s, or the 1990s! Collect what you love.

  2. Cultural Understanding: Stamps from around the world showcase various cultures, traditions, and landmarks. They can provide unique insights into different societies, enhancing one's global perspective. Open your mind, and your world in 2024 through exploring philatelic beauties and postal history.

  3. Educational Value: Each stamp tells a story, providing opportunities to learn about geography, history, art, and more. For children and adults alike, stamp collecting can be a fun, educational hobby. Why not enrich family time with philately, or introduce postal history discussions into your local clubs and communities.

  4. Therapeutic Benefits: The process of collecting, sorting, and cataloguing stamps can be a relaxing and therapeutic activity, offering a respite from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Stop, switch your tech off, and enjoy a tangible hobby with endless opportunities.

  5. Social Connections: Stamp collecting is a popular hobby, with millions of enthusiasts worldwide. Joining a stamp club or attending stamp shows can provide opportunities to connect with like-minded individuals, make new friends, and share knowledge and experiences. Why not make 2024 the year you build a hobby, and a friendship group. This year, the PTS will host both Virtual Stampex online with thousands of collectors from over 100 countries, and Stampex at the BDC in London, providing opportunities to meet fellow collectors, learn, explore and connect in a safe, friendly and passionate environment.

But why should you start collecting stamps in 2024 specifically? Well…. Did you know…

  • The 2024 Summer Olympics will be held in Paris, France, and the event is sure to be commemorated with special stamps from various countries. This presents a unique opportunity for stamp collectors to add exclusive pieces to their collections.

  • In 2024, the Universal Postal Union (UPU) will celebrate its 150th anniversary. The UPU is responsible for coordinating postal policies and services among member countries, making it a significant body and thematic in the world of stamps.

  • With advancements in technology, stamp designs have become more intricate and creative. From holographic images to stamps you can plant to grow flowers, 2024 is sure to bring some exciting and innovative designs for collectors to add to their collections.

  • Many postal services release limited edition stamps in honour of significant events or areas of popular culture interest. The year 2024 will be no exception, with countries around the world releasing special stamps to mark various occasions. Some postal admins area already announcing their special stamps schedule so you can start to plan what issues you will add to your collection!

  • Stamp collecting is not just a hobby; it is also a way to preserve history. By collecting stamps from different eras and countries, you can learn about significant events and people in history, making it an enriching experience that goes beyond just collecting pieces of paper. Why not take a family event or memory and see what philatelic items you can find to enrich the story?

So why wait? Start your stamp collection journey today and make 2024 the year your philatelic adventure begins...

Why not share your inspiration for collecting in the comments below…

Happy New Year from the PTS and Stampex!

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