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Stamp Collecting: Philately-The King of Hobbies
Stamp collecting has today become one of the most popular hobbies in the world. This Knol has been published to give you a glimpse into its history and developments. It covers the philatelist's role, first day covers, the story of Rowland Hill the father of the postage stamp, rare stamps and even a section on the US President Franklin Roosevelt and his love for the hobby Philately-The King of Hobbies.
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Philately-The King of Hobbies
Stamp collecting has today become one of the most popular hobbies in the world. It is widely known as “The king of Hobbies and the Hobby of Kings”, even though Kings and Maharajas have now become a historical object. The last three kings of England were keen collectors as is the present Queen. In the United States, former President Franklin Roosevelt was a stalwart in philately and ex-president Ford was a secret stamp collector. Over the years, Kings, Queens, Politicians, poor, rich, business persons, accountants, film stars, scientists and many others in different field have pursued this hobby with keen interest. In short, children, young, old and everyone is involved in this hobby irrespective of their age or positions. It truly is correctly called 'Philately-The King of Hobbies.
Philately and the Philatelist
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“Stamp collecting is an orderly hobby and my album is the only place I know at the moment where the nations of the world stick together peaceably”.
First Day Covers
Evolution of the stamp
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beginning the charge for transmission of letters—postage—was calculated in a complicated way. The dispatcher would take the letter to the post office. There the person in charge would weigh it or sometimes the number of page will be counted and then the distance the letter had to travel will be calculated accordingly the postage charge is charged. If the postage is paid in advance ‘pre-paid’ the postal official would mark the charge on the letter in red and black. Sometimes if the money was to be recovered from the addressee, most of the time it leads to losses as payment was refused or letter was rejected. This lead people to find some new method of simplifying the tiresome mail system.
Father of the adhesive postage stamp
Rowland Hill’s Postal Reforms
Stamp collecting - an exciting hobby
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President Roosevelt in connection with this hobby.
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among the world's most valuable objects pound for pound
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“One of world's rarest stamps, (The Swedish "Treskilling Yellow") is going up for auction this weekend and could fetch a record-breaking price, the head of a Geneva auction house said.
2 CENTS HAWAIIAN MISSIONARIES STAMP
Yet another variety of rare stamps are the “Hawaii Missionaries”. Hawaii brought out these stamps in 2.5 and 13 cents in the year 1851. They were printed locally at Honolulu and were very primitive. Unfortunately after the printing were these stamps were stored got fire and destroyed. However few stamps had already been sold to the missionaries to post their letters to U S A. Consequently this set of stamps became rare and costly.
INDE DAWK HALF ANNA STAMP THE FIRST INDIAN AND FIRST ASIAN STAMP
Scinde Dawk Half Anna Stamp The First Indian and Asian Stamp
QUEEN VICTORIA STAMP
QUEEN VICTORIA STAMP WITH INVERTED HEAD
UNCIRCULATED HALF ANNA STAMP
After the Scinde Dawks there was a general issue of stamps in India. The Half Anna Stamp with the design of a palm tree and lion was printed in 1853. This was printed in a limited quantity and never put into sale or for circulation due to shortage of machinery. This stamp is not known to be possessed by any stamp collector or dealer.
BAPU (GANDHI) STAMP
FIRST AIR POST
India also has the rare distinction of being the first country in the world to carry an official Air post. It was on February 1911 from Allahabad to Naomi flight by the French Pilot Monsience H Piquet. About 65,000 letters and post cards were flown from Allahabad to Naini.
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