If you talk to non-collectors about collectors, two types will immediately come to mind: the stamp collector and the coin collector.
Both are found in the world of merchandise collectors, but compared to the masses of other object types, stamps are exotics in a merchandise collection.
There are tons of properties for stamps, properties that someone who doesn’t collect stamps would never even think about. For example, one people only collect counterfeit stamps – but there are different types of counterfeit stamps, and others only collect certain, particular types. To dive into the world of philately can be very interesting and exciting.
Stamps and coins have one thing in common. They are lived history. That is why one particular collector would only want those stamps that have been stamped, which have already been in the world on the way to their collection. Other collectors prefer stamps that are unstamped, which have been sold by the sales desk to a collecting folder.
You see, stamp collectors differ in nothing from a STAR WARS, or MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE collector.
Well, apart from a philatelist needing much less space!