Jean-Baptiste Constant Moens

Moens began collecting stamps from his family's mail as a boy in Tournai. He was the son of Colette Blangenois and Phillipe Moens, a soldier. Continue reading

Handbook for stamp collectors

Jean-Baptiste Constant Moens, a Belgian dealer and the first professional stamp dealer, published a handbook for stamp collectors called De la Falsification des Timbres-Poste, published in 1863. Continue reading

Stamp collector known to decorate her dressing room with them

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. Continue reading