Stamp collecting as a pastime with rare and expensive stamps and High catalogue values

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Stamp collecting as a pastime with rare and expensive stamps and High catalogue values
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Stamp collecting as a hobby has been around since the first postage stamp in 1840. Some rare stamps are highly collectible and highly valuable, reaching many thousands and in some cases millions of Pounds or Dollars. Collectors are always on the lookout for minor mistakes or errors in the printing process as these are also highly collectible and as such can turn a common place stamp into a high value item to adorn a specialist collection.