Collecting stamps and coins is like collecting mini works of art.
Loving a handwritten letter inevitably makes me love stamps. Now that the Postal Service seems to be slipping into the past, it makes me want to collect these tiny little pieces of art even more. Stamp collecting may seem like a super dorky pastime, but I can’t help but admit that I like it. Despite a disgurntuled and impatient postal worker helping me, I know I will never buy a boring or ugly stamp ever again. (No offense to postal workers; I’ve had a lot of nice ones too!) Some of the new 2012 stamps include the strange and wonderful. This year you’ll find Aloha Shirts, Innovative Chorepgarphers, Weather Vanes, Twentieth-Century Poets, Bonsai Trees and the Carmel Mission just to name a few. (Check the 2012 USPS new issued stamps at Stamp News Now.) Here are a few pics of some of my own stamps, although I do have to give credit to my mom, and my brother Ryan as a kid, for collecting a lot of these. You’ll find Haitian birds, stamps kids love, notable Americans, a few foreign stamps, Olympic stamps, 6 cent botanical stamps, and my old climbing helmet that I put a 32 cent stamp on for a reason I don’t totally remember. Oh, and of course if you can’t find a stamp you like, you can always make your own! I’ve never done it, but who wouldn’t want to receive a letter with my dog’s picture on the stamp!?!!