Developing a stamp collection

You will have far more fun with your collection if you arrange it in a proper order.

If you collect the stamps of just one country, very often the stamps are put in the date order in which they were first issued.

However, if you collect a theme, you can tell a story with your stamps. You must work out your story carefully before you start mounting your stamps, and adding any descriptions.

An example – if you collect animals, you could take a world tour, say a Continent at a time, showing the animals found in each country.

If you collect a sport, you could show the history of the sport, followed by the way in which it is played, and follow up with any major competitions.