Stamp Collecting v/s Philately

What is Philately?

The term PHILATELY is used for senior stamp collecting and the collectors in this case are called PHILATELISTS. An elementary stamp collector is known as stamp collector. If he becomes advanced stamp collector, he is called Philatelist.

A stamp collector collects stamps in simple & general way as hobby, while an advanced collector who is known as philatelist, study the stamps, acquire vast knowledge about several aspects of stamp collecting.




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