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stamp collecting Line breaks: stamp col¦lect|ing

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of stamp collecting in English:


[mass noun]
The collection and study of postage stamps as objects of interest or value; philately.
Example sentences
  • Edna, 71, from South Croydon, has always been interested in stamp collecting and now spends at least five evenings week sorting them into categories and themes.
  • His meticulous character suited his outside interests of coin and stamp collecting, chess, genealogy, and Scottish history.
  • Decades later, when Worley was in his late 40s, his young daughter took what proved to be a short-lived interest in stamp collecting.


stamp collector
Example sentences
  • A quiet and reserved man, Sandy continued his favourite hobby of Scottish country dancing, was a keen stamp collector and reader, and a member of the local Rotary club.
  • A lifelong stamp collector as well as a professional historian, Dane Claussen hopes the embrace of eBay among many scholars may encourage historians to seek out private collectors for research assistance.
  • Aravamuthan, a keen coin and stamp collector as well as a dealer in rare stamps and ancient coins, avers that philately has become a rich-man's hobby.
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