October Is National Stamp Collecting Month

October is National Stamp Collecting Month

“The collecting of stamps brings untold millions of people of all nations into greater understandings of their world neighbours.”
– Francis Cardinal Spellman

National Stamp Collecting Month was started by the Council of Philatelic Organizations and the USPS. Beginning in 1981, October has been designated as the month to promote and enjoy one of America’s favorite pastimes.  From the World’s Most Famous Stamp to the latest issue available at your local Post Office, every postage stamp has a story.


A truly fascinating hobby, stamp collecting both teaches and entertains.  What other hobby teaches so much about the people and cultures of the World?  Help Spread the Word!  Everyone should try one of the oldest and most revered hobbies known to man.

“The fact that stamp collecting has long been the most popular hobby in the world, with over 16 million enthusiasts in the United States alone, is a good indication of how much fascination and appeal these colorful little pieces of gummed paper exert.”
– Robert Obojski

It is no wonder that Stamp Collecting is considered to be one of the most popular hobbies in the World.  With so many topics, important people, and locations commemorated on stamps, there is no end to questions and thoughts one’s mind encounters when studying postage stamps.  The greatest causes and events are almost always memorialized with stamp art.

“The great collectors of stamps were all men of passion. If they did not have passion when they started collecting, they soon developed it, for there is no mistress so demanding as stamps.”
– Claude Stanush

Great minds require great feeding.  Stamp Collecting doesn’t just “pass time”, it studies the recording of history and the topics of most importance to a nation.  Why have so many famous artists and World Leaders collected postage stamps?  It is a hobby in which the mind is fully engaged rather than laying idle.  Here is a brief list of famous stamp collectors:

King George V

Queen Elizabeth II

President Franklin D. Roosevelt

Jacques Cousteau

Amelia Earhart

Warren Buffet

Charlie Chaplin

Freddie Mercury

Ayn Rand

John Lennon

If you haven’t tried one of the World’s oldest and most popular hobbies yourself, why not start today. Your brain will thank you!