Since 1981, the month of October has been celebrated as National Stamp Collecting Month in the United States and Canada. November is National Stamp Collecting Month in the Philippines.
I began collecting stamps around the age of nine years old; counting a few breaks for other pursuits (girls, music, travel to name but three), I estimate that I have been involved in the hobby for a little more than 30 years. I’ve been collecting postcards for nearly as long! I feel that the hobbies of philately (stamps) and deltiology (postcards) compliment each other.
I promote the hobbies whenever and wherever I can these days, having begun collecting again following my move to Thailand more than a decade ago.
I wonder if there’s a National Postcard Collecting Month somewhere? If not, there certainly should be!