COLLECTING COMMUNITIES

  • Philately

    Philately, or stamp collecting, is a hobby in which one collects or accumulates products developed and produced by a national postal authority which is a member of the Universal Postal Union (UPU). There exist a wide variety of postal products.

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  • Chronological Olympic Collections

    If you are a traditionalist who likes a well laid out path to follow, then you may enjoy developing a chronological collection by Olympic year. If more than a century of Olympic Games is too daunting a task, then selecting a specific period may be preferable.

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  • Thematic/Topical Olympic Collecting

    You may be in a dilemma if you enjoy both the Olympic Winter Games as well as the Olympic and Paralympic Games, but still wish to place limits on what you collect. Here is where you can let your imagination run wild. Try developing an Olympic collection based on a theme or topic so that the image on the stamp

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  • Numismatics

    Millions of enthusiasts around the world collect coins. Why coins rather than something else, you may ask? In times of world stress coins made of gold and silver were a conduit to safety, and precious metals were safe refuges in times of inflation and currency devaluation.

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  • Pins

    Olympic pins have existed for as long as the Modern Games themselves. Originally consisting of round cardboard disks (with ribbons) which were used to identify athletes, judges, and officials at the first Summer Games in Athens in 1896, these primitive pieces of ephemera have now evolved into sophisticated pieces

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  • Memorabilia

    The word “memorabilia” refers to objects that are kept or collected because of their historical interest — especially those associated with memorable people or events. So, when it comes to the Olympic Games, the categories of items that one can collect are at least as numerous and varied as the

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