Philatelists are not only collectors, but also keepers of history
Who among us did not go to school with a small keyboardand at the exchanges did not exchange stamps with friends? Many, probably, it is familiar. After all, the fashionable hobby in the past does not lose its popularity today. And now there are his supporters around the world. These are philatelists.
Philately is a hobby that teaches
With the advent of the first postage stamp in Englanda new field of hobbies has arisen. The name for the designation of this new type of collecting - philately - was invented by the French collector Georges Erpen in 1864. The objects of philatelic collecting include all postal materials and signs issued, printed or pasted during delivery in connection with their receipt and transfer by the appropriate authorities of individual postal enterprises. Almost immediately after the appearance of postage stamps, the first enthusiasts and devotees of a tiny strip of paper appeared. Philatelists are people who have preserved unique letters with the first marks.
Philately as a way of life
Collection of stamps and interest in this hobbyputs before collectors some requirements. Philatelic knowledge is not only the knowledge of the price list or catalog, but also of history, as well as the development of philatelic terminology. Philately is not only a pleasure, but a great benefit for every collector. The postage stamp is an important educational and cultural factor from which you can learn to know life, history and changes taking place in the homeland and in other countries. Artistically executed postage stamp is a symbol of the country.
Philatelists are unique people, in some kind ofsense they can be called the custodians of history. And their hobbies - this is something more than just collecting stamps. It's a way of life. To penetrate the knowledge of what is painted on postal signs, the philatelists spent a lot of time in libraries and reading rooms, today they successfully work on the Internet: they are looking for information about the postage stamps themselves and what is depicted on them. Yes, this lesson is tedious, time-consuming, but extremely important, because history is learned in this way.
What applies to collectibles
Absolutely all postal signs are collected by philatelists. Stamps, postcards, forms, postal forms with dates, envelopes and postcards with printed return address, telegrams, designs of stamps, their samples and samples, post stamps and stamps. Philately is a hobby of collecting almost everything that concerns the work of post offices.
Collectors often encounterfakes. After all, modern methods of printing can almost perfectly fake symbols and forms of postal communication. Given this, philatelists have their own experts who scientifically study and issue certificates or guarantees of authenticity. Today, every self-respecting philatelist will not buy a brand without a guarantee or certificate.
Interaction and knowledge sharing
Such collectors closely communicate betweenthemselves, exchange their exhibits. They regularly meet at meetings in philatelic clubs, on visiting sessions, seminars and exhibitions. Few people know that many events and events, for example, sports, are accompanied by philatelic exhibitions. For example, the exhibition organized on the occasion of the Summer Olympic Games in Beijing is widely known. After it, some collectors took more "gold" than many athletes. Also, philatelists present their exhibits at events organized on the occasion of the World and European Football Championships or athletics competitions.
Between collectors there is alsomutual assistance. They know who is interested in who collects what in the philatelist's album - sometimes they find something for themselves, share something with their comrades, next time they will advise where exactly to search for the "prey" that interests them.
No doubt, today in many houses on the shelvesstored clessers, filled with postage stamps, like a memory of childhood and youth, the interests of our parents. It's time to ventilate these collections and show them to the younger generation.
Philately is not only a hobby, it is an education. In each image placed on the stamp, there is some knowledge, inspiring to a deeper knowledge of it.