What is stamp collecting?

Look at the letters you receive at home each day. Many will have a stamp on them. The stamp shows the amount of postage that has been paid, and the country the stamp came from.

butterfly stampsMany stamps are bright and colourful – they have an exciting story to tell. It’s great fun to collect these stamps.

You could collect stamps from one country – maybe somewhere you went on holiday, or you might find collecting by ‘theme’ fun – do you like birds? Aeroplanes? Flowers? Here are some stamps with a ‘Butterflies’ theme

Or what about hobbies that are also easily found on stamps – football, tennis, cycling or horse riding? They are all on stamps and many more as well!