STAMP COLLECTING QUOTES

quotations about stamp collecting

Son, stamp collecting is like life. It stopped being fun a long time ago.

HOMER SIMPSON, The Simpsons

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The President of today is just the postage stamp of tomorrow.

GRACIE ALLEN, attributed, The Heretic's Handbook of Quotations

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It would be hard to conceive of any activity more useless than stamp collecting.

DAVE BARRY, Dave Barry's Bad Habits

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Philately starts where the catalogue ends.

ANONYMOUS

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No real collector ever sells his stamps in his lifetime--unless it is to buy more stamps.

CLAUDE STANUSH, "You Just Don't Know What Stamps Can Do To A Man", LIFE Magazine, May 3, 1954

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There's a new set of stamps coming out soon.... Same old picture of King George's head, God Bless 'em, but tarted up in new colors.

ALAN BRADLEY, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

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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, "You Just Don't Know What Stamps Can Do To A Man", LIFE Magazine, May 3, 1954

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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, A First Stamp Album for Beginners

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Much of the fun of stamp collecting is knowing from what countries stamps come, when they were printed, and what events they commemorate.

DANIEL FOX, Arrowheads of the Central Great Plains

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Collecting, especially of the classifying sort epitomized by stamp collecting, offered a means to seem to gain control of the world and of the past.

RUSSELL W. BELK, Collecting in a Consumer Society

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Not philosophers, but fret-sawyers and stamp collectors compose the backbone of society.

ALDOUS HUXLEY, Brave New World

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Is it the intention to establish a cheap portrait-gallery of living princes and rulers?... What curiosity can any reasonable being have to possess the commonplace effigies of the most commonplace-looking people in Europe?

CHARLES LEVER, writing on the new stamp collecting fad, Blackwood's Magazine, 1864

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The collecting of stamps brings untold millions of people of all nations into greater understandings of their world neighbours.

FRANCIS CARDINAL SPELLMAN, while laying the foundation stone of Cardinal Spellman Museum at Weston, July 27, 1972

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Stamps ... are little pieces of mass produced art and stamp collectors buy them irrespective of price because they find pleasure in the process of finding and then owning them.

RICHARD LEHMANN, "Defining Stamp Investing", Forbes, September 18, 2015

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What do you call the stamp guys? Philatelists or something? Well whatever it is, it's some Greek or Latin root meaning 'complete nerd'.

CHRIS M. KEATING, "Stat of the Moment", Analog Nation, December 9, 2008

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Now I know what you're thinking. You're thinking, "How in a free country such as this, can we ban video games and golf, yet continue to permit stamp collecting?"

DAVE BARRY, Dave Barry's Bad Habits

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The best thing about stamp collecting is that the enthusiasm which it arouses in youth increases as the years pass. It dispels boredom, enlarges the vision, broadens our knowledge, and in innumerable ways enriches our life.

HARRY D. THORSEN, Stamp Collecting

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Rare stamps are like fingerprints: You can trace them as they've traded in auctions back almost a hundred years.

BILL GROSS, "Bill Gross On Stamp Collecting", Forbes, October 11, 2010

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Stamp collectors are not a larcenous lot for the most part. I don't have statistics on it, but I'd say my "loss" rate was much less than 0.001%.

LEWIS BURCHETT, "Attention: It's time to embrace change and move stamp collecting forward", Linn's Stamp News, July 8, 2017

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If the post office stopped issuing stamps tomorrow, we still have 150-plus years that the world has been issuing stamps. For anyone with any interest in history or culture or geography, it's always going to be a vibrant hobby.

ROD JUELL, "Stamp collecting alive and well in Joliet", The Herald-News, September 29, 2016

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