By Western Asset Reserve 

Did you know that stamp collecting is one of the most popular hobbies in the world? If you’re not a stamp collector, you may wonder what it is that makes the hobby so appealing. There are many reasons:

1. Stamps represent history: Many stamps depict important figures, places, and events in history, so you’ll be collecting pieces of history, and you’ll be continuously learning as you go. 

2. Collecting can be social or solitary: If you’re an extrovert, you can join a club and interact with other stamp collectors, making new friends and sharing your passion. If you’re an introvert, you can collect just as easily alone. Collecting can reduce stress and give you feelings of accomplishment. 

3. Many ways to collect: There are many ways to approach a stamp collection. You can be a generalist and collect all stamps produced, or you can specialize in one particular kind of stamp, such as stamps of a certain historical figure or stamps produced by one country. 

Additionally, stamp collecting can be as cheap or as expensive a pursuit as you’d like, and who knows, you may even strike it rich by coming across an especially valuable stamp

About Western Asset Reserve: 

Based in Kapaa, Hawaii, Western Asset Reserve is an auction house that specializes in a number of areas, including stamps, coins, decorative art, and antiques.