October — National Stamp Collecting Month

You know what month it is, so this is the perfect time to celebrate stamps, our ambassadors of art, culture, and people.

Phil A. Telic, the American Philatelic Society’s wisest and most senior member (APS member No. 1886)
Phil A. Telic, the American Philatelic Society’s wisest and most senior member (APS member No. 1886).

Phil A. Telic, the American Philatelic Society’s wisest and most senior member (APS member No. 1886) offers some great advice to embrace philately.

“No matter what you collect — your hometown’s postal history, holidays on stamps, classic U.S. issues, or freaks and oddities — it’s personal,” Phil A. Telic says. “But that makes it all the more fun and worthwhile to share with others.”

And, there are so many ways and places you can share the hobby during National Stamp Collecting Month, which the U.S. Postal Service first proclaimed in 1981.

Phil A. Telic suggests these easy activities:

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October 2016 American Philatelist Available Online

October 2016 The American Philatelist
October 2016 The American Philatelist.

The October issue of The American Philatelist is now online for members to view.

Here are some of the highlights:

The Culture of Stamps by Thomas Broadhead. Our beloved bits of tiny paper say much about our connections to nature, the cosmos, spirituality, and each other.

The Power of One in Stamp Collecting by Thomas Horn. With some time and effort, an older collector spawns the interest and imagination of a young collector through a series of special letters.

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