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How to start stamp collecting

This is a story on how I did start with stamp collecting. I think a story like this is one of the best ways to tell how people (like me, possibly You too) begin and get started with stamp collecting. Why I started collecting Like most kids who start collecting something, also I had a role figure who collected stamps. My older brother had always ripped stamps from incoming letters/mail and stuffed them to a box. And of course I followed this example… At the time my family also received a magazine called “Maailma ja Me”, which was a “soviet version” of Readers Digest. It had usually a one or two picture pages about stamp collecting and new Soviet stamp issues. Like most little boys interested on stamps, I did cut the images of the stamps and saved them. My real collecting career started in Christmas around the mid 1980’s. […]

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