First stamp dealer of record

Jean-Baptiste Constant Moens, a bookseller of Brussels, Belgium, is the first stamp dealer of record, when began his philately business circa 1855.

      Jean-Baptiste Constant Moens
      Brussels, Belgium

Additional Information:

  • Jean-Baptiste Moens – Wikipedia
    Jean-Baptiste Philippe Constant Moens (27 May 1833, Tournai – 28 April 1908) was a Belgian philatelist recognized as the first dealer in stamps for collectors. He was one of the original philatelic journalists.
  • Stamp collecting – Wikipedia
    Stamp collecting is the collecting of postage stamps and related objects. It is related to philately which is the study of stamps. It has been one of the world’s most popular hobbies since the late nineteenth century with the rapid growth of the postal service.
  • Stamp Collecting – The Canadian Encyclopedia
    The variety of themes and colours of stamps is endless and stamps often give a miniature pictorial history of a country, its culture and development, and even its flora and fauna.

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