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Will Stamp Collecting Survive?

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Posted 03/10/2020   12:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Germania to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
dgwhite87, just keep doing what you're doing. When you find your niche, and you will, you will know it. You will only wonder why it took so long to find what is so clearly obvious and right.
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Posted 03/10/2020   12:47 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


Do one thing at a time, do it well, move to the next.
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Posted 03/10/2020   9:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add floortrader to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Philately is a journey of research and organization . The destination is not what you have but what others can enjoy that you have .

The person that can show a $1,000 stamp means nothing to me ,but the person who display and shows and can explain what there doing in their collection is the person I am impressed with .
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Posted 04/11/2020   2:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add redwoodrandy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
"Millenials love stamps" vintage, pre digital & Instagram

https://www.theguardian.com/artandd...p-collecting
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Posted 04/12/2020   2:48 pm  Show Profile Check rlsny's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add rlsny to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I saw this article and decided to look on instagram to see if it was true. Found quite a good number of accounts. Here are a couple you may want to check out. Many IG'ers with over a thousand followers. Surprisingly good stuff.

https://www.instagram.com/ukstamps.ir/
https://www.instagram.com/philatelie_classique/
https://www.instagram.com/studia_marok/
https://www.instagram.com/purple_rain75/

There are many more.
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Posted 04/12/2020   4:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Phillystamper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very cool. Thanks for posting this.
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Posted 04/13/2020   08:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ireland2018 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I am seeing stories about our hobby is seeing a growth for at least now. I think it will stay around for a while, which is a good thing.
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Posted 04/13/2020   12:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Stamphelpneeded to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If the younger generations find out they can make some money on stamps, with their side hustle work when I want to mindset, stamps should flourish well into the future ... also with all the baby boomers retiring, even if the millennials don't pick up the hobby, there will still be a Strong Decade or more to look forward to.. & if this corona virus keeps us home for another month or two, I'm sure there will be a surge due to the boredom... most ppl are too busy to stay up with the hobby, yet I've noticed an uptick since the pandemic..
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Posted 04/13/2020   1:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Mary_Stamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hello, I'm a new member. I don't know if collecting stamps will survive, but we can all be agree that is a really pretty nice hobby.
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Posted 04/13/2020   3:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add amccleaf1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I did find this article encouraging. Apparently, it's "Instagram-able".

https://www.theguardian.com/artandd...p-collecting

Alan

Update: Apologies to redwoodrandy, who I see already posted this link. I am still encouraged. :)
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Posted 04/13/2020   7:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Plateflaw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Short answer, yes, it will survive. Flourish even.
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Posted 04/15/2020   3:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add soccerfan to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The key will be to attract younger collectors into the hobby. Baby boomers and generation Xers grew up in an age where physical items (stamps, coins, sports cards, etc.) could be collected and stored. Many millennials collect "pictures or images" and store them in their phones and tablets. Future albums would be more custom or personal vs. the traditional ones listed in alphabetical order. I like the fact that more stamp offices are going with more modern vs. traditional themes. I've been impressed with the Europa themes over the last 40 years that European countries can use to create their annual stamps each year.
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Posted 04/15/2020   4:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NumOnes to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This apparently is the time to have a social media presence. Our First Issues Collectors Club has a website, but no social media. I added a Twitter account this week @First_Stamps Going to reach out to members to see is we can get a Social Media Director to add Insta and Facebook. I think we need these to add young members, but we need a young member to effectively use these venues.

I am encouraged with the way APS has pushed out content for Twitter and YouTube. Great to see.
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Posted 04/16/2020   08:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add danstamps54 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm encouraged that stamp collecting will be around for a long time to come.
Heck even vinyl records are coming back!

Dan
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Posted 04/16/2020   11:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add canyoneer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Danstamps54 I agree ... I myself am spinning a lot of records these days!


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