Community - Hobbies

A Stamp Collector's Specialization

The stamp collection mania occurred shortly after the first stamps were used for mailing letters. The first official name for the hobby was timbromania, derived from the French word timbre, meaning stamp. It was 1864 when the word philately, a Greek term which means love for tax-free things, was coined. And it became the official term for the hobby up to the present.

However, there came a time that philatelists seem to be unrecognized and silenced especially in the United States. The hobby of collecting stamps seemed to be uncommon to Americans. Then came President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He is a stamp collector. And he is proud of it. In his terms, he ordered his Postmaster General James A. Farley to issue lots of new stamps. He even helped design some of them. His confession encouraged


Frank Coetzee

Frank Coetzee


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