Stamp collecting is a hobby that involves the collection and study of postage stamps. People mainly collect stamps to study history but some collect stamps because of the illustrations on them. The most common stamps collected feature flowers, aircrafts and buildings.
A person who collects or studies stamps is known as a stamp collector or philatelist. There are specific terms which refer to some specialised areas of stamp-collecting. For example, the collection and study of airmail stamps is called aerophilately. Stamp collecting is a perfect hobby for anyone who is intrigued by design and history. The best way to step into the world of stamp collecting is via a club of stamp collectors. This way you could interact with other stamp collectors on a regular basis. You could also go to libraries or online and seek information on the
stamps to possess and create a research journal that traces the history of specific stamps or eras of stamps.