Stamp collecting may seem like a hobby from the past, but there are a few
ways to bring this fun activity into the future. Continue reading for
some easy ways that will inspire your children to start collecting stamps.
Make It an Adventure
Every kid has heard tales about treasure chests and quests filled with
heroes. Though there may not be a chest filled with gold, your kids can
still enjoy an adventure in stamp collecting. Many collectors enjoy the
thrill of searching down rare and hard-to-find stamps.
Your children can join that adventure and experience the thrill for themselves. Once they learn the history
and the value of stamp collecting, they can start searching for stamps
to add to their own collection.
Make It a Competition
Part of the joy found in stamp collecting comes from the friendly rivalries
collectors have with each other. Stamp collectors around the world often
communicate and try to outbid each other for stamps. These same collectors
also become lifelong friends and help each other find treasured stamps
to complete their collections.
If you would like to get your children in on the action, try to make stamp
collecting a competition or game. They may race to find a particular stamp.
You can even turn research into a fun competition—the first one
to find a stamp’s value or history wins the game.
Bring Out Their Artistic Side
Though stamps should be kept in special folders or stamp pockets, your
children can still decorate or design a collecting folder. This is another
way to get them involved in collectible stamps. They can make a scrap
book of their stamps and the adventures they went on trying to procure
them. This will help get them involved and help them enjoy the experience.
Bring the entire family down to visit Coins of the Realm and get started
on your stamp collections. We specialize in coin sets and
rare stamps in Rockville, MD. If you have any questions, please call our stamp and coin specialists
at (301) 340-1640.