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Posted 12/05/2022   6:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add ankitbgm to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello All,

I'm sort of new to this hobby. In my childhood I had collected around 30 stamps but then one day I took it to school to show it to my friends and I never saw it again.

On my recent trip to Malta I decided to collect some unique souvenir for which I ended up in their postal museum. Besides all the collectors stamps I could gather, I also got a unique one designed by the very person who was showing me the stamps. I was so thrilled!! I asked the person to autograph the stamp for me.


Since then I'm super excited to start again my stamp collection but also nervous as there's sooo much info on the internet and I'm not sure where to begin. However this seems like a friendly place. :)

Cheers
Ankit
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Posted 12/05/2022   8:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hoosierboy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
ankitbgm,

Collecting for the enjoyment of collecting, whatever that might be, is the name of the game. Don't hesitate to ask questions especially if you need basic information and especially more advanced sources of information for any possible topic. You should be able to find folks on this board a little further along on their collecting journey glad to share experiences.

My personal bias is a used stamp loses the story of its journey in the postal service when it is removed from the cover it transported to its destination. Collecting postal history adds a whole new aspect to your journey in our hobby.

Wishing you many enjoyable future days in our hobby. Russ
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Posted 12/06/2022   05:39 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PAB1969 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice story. Welcome back. I think it is a great time to start collecting again. I have found that buying stamps today, I can afford many of them that I have always wanted but could never afford 20 to 30 years ago. Good luck and most of all have fun.
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Posted 12/06/2022   08:36 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ankitbgm to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you Russ and PAB1969 for the your kind words of encouragement.
I'll talk to you both around.

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Posted 12/06/2022   11:20 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add YbT to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome back and thanks for the nice photo. Go Slow, it is too easy to get overwhelmed, and remember you collect for yourself not for anyone else!
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Posted 12/06/2022   4:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add StatesmanStamper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome!

Dale
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