A young woman who collected stamps placed an advertisement or a notice (back in the day) in the Times of London in 1841 soliciting canceled postage stamps. This was so that she could decorate her dressing room with stamps.
- Stuck on you: How the world fell in love with stamp collecting again …
Philatelists of the world unite! (Yes, all 2.5 million of you.) There’s no need to feel embarrassed about your hobby, because stamp collecting is officially cool – and investors looking for a sure thing are driving up prices for the artistically admired little squares
- The Historical Dynamics of Stamp Collecting – Cambridge Core
Stamp collecting and industrial capitalism in the United States emerged simultaneously in the mid-nineteenth century. England issued the first government postage stamp in 1840, and other nations quickly adopted the idea.