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Collecting Stamps Stamp collecting is the most widely collected Collecting stamps is part of the larger field of philately. As a stamp collector often all philatelic areas are devoted, we also want this to subordinate under the overall category of "stamps". I mean, the other areas of philately as the precursors of the letter and the stamp, the history and development of the post, the special forms of stamp issues or are simply part of the customer stamp collection area for stamps. So - we will do everything that has to do with the Philately, under the collective field representing stamps, even if this is not quite right from the conceptualisation. The collected stamps from all collection areas has certainly the most followers. The serious followers in Germany alone counts in millions. In addition to the huge number comes opportunity collectors. The latter may I count myself. Collecting stamps belonged to myself at an early age with the very first passions. It happened to many of my cohort and the neighboring vintages similar. This passion continued for some time and was then replaced by other employment and ways to play, for example, the Model Trains Marklin - was discovered in the early adolescent age again, then again during puberty as completely irrelevant and boring aside to last in the school years but are again operated with purchase and exchange relatively seriously. I think, in these words, many of the readers will recognize. Latest after the school year for many collectors the opportunity came the break, parallel with changes in personal circumstances, whether this is due to teaching or studying was Bundeswehr. Now decided that the stamp albums have been finalized to the side or the collecting of stamps was henceforth operated seriously.

Philately, Philatelic breakfast and other divisions of Philately If the number of stamp collectors have very large, this applies to the main object of collecting, stamp or postage stamp to it somewhat emotionless expression, even more so. Stamps come in unimaginable quantities. Even for a serious collector should own the collection area of Germany, including its annual revisions to his shoulder hard. So it appears advisable in collecting stamps to focus on specific topics or time periods. Anyone interested in stamps, will sooner or later also interested in the history of the post. Sometimes just gives the thrilling historical development of post notes and suggestions for the application of a very personal and individual collection area in philately. I think for example at the time of early spring with its famous philatelic letters, so the early practice of sealing wax on the sides of the folded messages additionally to attach springs. Such pen letters are among the absolute rarities. As rare as graphically artistic value, many of the old local temple today, the brands devalued contrast of simple stamping unit. In particular, the stamp customer proves to be a very worthwhile

collection area. Besides the many local temples still exist country temple, arrival and delay stamp border stamp, stamp district, just to cite a few. The range of stamp seduces just to dive into the history of a country! One of the specialties of philately to only one representative of many to cite, is aerophilately. It had its beginning in the early 1900, when it began with the beginning of airships also post to transport by air. The area includes in particular the airmail stamps and airmail stickers. The first stamp was issued in 1840 in England. The dispatch of the "Letters" was hitherto mostly by so-called postal couriers. The letters had no envelopes or envelopes that time, the message described with a paper was folded and sealed with sealing wax and then placed on the trip. You have to imagine this, however, that in the Middle Ages only Only very few of reading and writing were powerful, so that for the transport of the relatively few letters irregularly messengers were used. Post was right lines it only from the 17 Century. Letters with envelopes were first end of the 18th Century shipped after the English seaside resort of Brighton, the papermaker Bremer had invented paper bag for written paper. With the post routes and post offices were created, where you as the sender's letters gave the delivery by the postal line, usually the coach, and the trip paid simultaneously. As so-called Postal these letters are not to call, however. For it simply lacked the stamp replacement. Covers feature so the fact that on a letter or a postcard, a stamp, or alternatively a reference to payment was printed equivalent.

The first postage stamps and postal stationery released in 1840 The first whole thing was sixth of the English post on May 1840 issued simultaneously with the first stamp. The stamp collectors know these first postal stationery, envelopes with prepaid postage, as so Mulready Envelopes. William Mulready, artist at the Academy of Fine Arts in London, was responsible for the design. The envelopes were printed with Mulreadys motives by saying "postage one penny" in black and "postage two pence" in blue print. Parallel to this first postal stationery released the first postage stamp, the "one penny black" after the submission of Rowland Hill. The template leaned against a motif of a previously published short commemorative. It showed the Queen Victoria. A short time later, the "two pence blue." For a spell was broken. Other countries followed suit. In the years 1841 and 1842 in New York City appeared various postal stamps before the now very popular stamps were issued. Brazil in 1843 appeared the famous stamp "bull's eye", in the same year in Switzerland in Geneva the "double de Geneve", the so-called "Double Geneva" with a value of 2 x 5 centimes. In the canton of Zurich, the famous "Zurich 4" and "Zurich 6" were issued. 1845 was followed by the "Double Geneva", 1847 were then common in the USA stamps printed. The British Crown Colony of Mauritius followed the same year with the world's best-known, but not necessarily the most valuable brands, the red "one penny Mauritius" and the blue "two pence Mauritius". The first German postage stamp in 1849 was the "black ones" of the Kingdom of

Bavaria. Other German states of Prussia, Saxony, Baden and others followed in the years immediately following. A good 20 years after the publication of the first postage stamp in England came to collecting the stamps. The first stamp albums released in 1860 and only a year later, in 1861, appeared already the first German Stamp Catalogue. The oldest collector club, the "Philatelic Society" in London, was founded in 1896.

"Classic collection" and today's gathering Collecting stamps until about the turn of the century differed greatly from what we understand today as stamp collecting. The time from the appearance of the first postage stamp to about the turn of the century is often referred to as the classical period of the stamps. Dama Lige collectors gathered widespread all the earth. There was then quite simply not as many stamps, so this was all possible. Unfortunately was not always collected in Slip. Often there was little book in which the brands were pre-printed. On the form then the collected stamps were stuck. Sometimes they were even cut back even earlier. I myself had during my student days, such a collector book from 1910. The stamps were affixed, including some rarer from the German states and of the island of Helgoland. During the classical period of the stamps are still causal demand-oriented, it was recognized in the various postal services very quickly the economic benefit that was to draw from the collective passion of today counted by millions army of collectors. Solely for financial reasons, you will now need to set to a specific area, whether country collection, a collection of motifs or classic collection. The unimaginable flood of German publications alone goes, you want to check for spelling mistakes and acquire additional each brand in each stamped and unstamped state financially badly scraping the barrel. The spending policies of the post is with the postal needs at least not in context. Besides this annoying fact is collecting stamps one of the finest hobbies and pastimes.

Collecting Stamps  
Collecting Stamps