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I’m Keijo Kortelainen, the ‘ordinary stamp collector’ behind all the stories of Stamp Collecting Blog. I’m a 39 years old family man, small business owner (B2B services on web technologies & online marketing), and above all, a stamp collector from central Finland.

Me and my stamps.

Me and my stamps.

I have collected stamps since the mid 1980’s – sometimes more, sometimes less passionately. Like most collectors I have started by collecting the world, but then specialized to my own country (Finland)… After few years I switched back to collecting worldwide stamps, as it is simply much more fun. These days I collect all countries and eras – from classics to recent issues. Also my wife’s a worldwide collector (but as she’s not that much into web, blogging and computers as I, all you get in this blog is me, me, me… :lol:). If interested, You can take a look of our collection here.

If you want to get in touch with me, just leave a comment / message to some blog entry and I will response you in one way or another… You can also get in touch with me trough, FaceBook, StumbleUpon, LinkedIn and several other online communities.

About Stamp Collecting Blog

I started Stamp Collecting Blog in late January 2009 when I was having hard times with my health (I have Ulcerative Colitis, which can be a nasty bugger at times).

This is my personal blog about a hobby I love, without any time lines or goals… I do updates when (and if) I have the time, or a good story to share.

Over the years the blog has grown into somewhat popular meeting place for stamp collectors around the world. If You are interested of advertising here, please read more about available solutions for advertisers as well advertising rates.

Me and SCB on press

I’ve written a spin-off article (summarizing various blog entries) about stamp inventory software solutions for February 2011 issue of Royal Mail British Philatelic Bulletin.

I and my stamp collection was featured on May 2014 issue of Stamp Magazine in a story titled World Is Not Enough (pages 74-77).

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