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Philately

The

collection

and

study

of

poatage

stamps,

postmarks,

and

related

materials,

Stamp

Collecting.

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Origins of the word

The

word

philately

is

the

English

version

of

the

french

word

“philat

é

lie”,

coined

by

Georges

Herpin

in

1864.

Herpin

stated

that

stamps

had

been

collected

and

studied

for

the

previous

six

or

seven

years

and

a

better

name

was

required

for

the

new

hobby

than

timbromanie

,

which

was

disliked

He

took

the

greek

word

phil

or

philo,

meaning

an

attraction

or

affinity

for

something,

and

atelia

,

meaning

“exempt

from

duties

and

taxes”

to

form

“philatelie”.

The

introduction

of

postage

stamps

meant

that

the

receipt

of

letters

was

now

free

of

charge,

whereas

before

stamps

it

was

normal

for

postal

charges

to

be

paid

by

the

recipient

of

a

letter.

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:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philately)

About the site: Stampman9

The

idea

for

a

website

came

from

a

need

for

an

all-inclusive

"go

to"

stamp

site

in

Winnipeg.The

objective

is

to

provide

people

with

a

one

stop

place

to

find

stamp

clubs,

services,

activities,

supplies

and

of

course

stamps

in

Winnipeg.

It

is

an

idea

that

has

been

mused

with

and

talked

about

for

a

few

years

now.

My

hope

is

that

this

website

will

meet

that

need.

I

hope

to

capture

the

majority

of

people

and

events

and

provide

you,

the

user,

with

timely

information

and

with

web

links

or

E-mail

addresses

when

available.

I

am

also

listing

the

names

and

contact

information

of

various

other

Winnipeg

stamp

dealers.

Why

would

I

list

my

competitors

on

my

website?

Well,

instead

of

seeing

them

as

competition,

I

see

them

as

an

overall

enhancement to the hobby. The more they succeed, the more we all succeed and benefit.

My

goal

is

to

promote

stamp

collecting

in

Winnipeg

and

the

more

people

we

can

link

together,

the

healthier

the

hobby.

The

same

reasoning

applies

as

to

why

the

various

adult

and

junior

clubs

are

listed.

A

healthy

and

vibrant

stamp

collecting

community

now

ensures

the

continuation

of

the

hobby

and

with

that

the

joy

of

stamp collecting lives on with others long after we are gone.

A

former

Winnipeg

Free

Press

weekend

columnist,

author

of

philatelic

books

and

a

good

friend

of

mine,

the

late

Glen

Hansen

once

told

me:

"You

never

really

own

a

stamp,

you

are

simply

a

curator.

You

enjoy

the

stamp, you look after it and then you pass it on to a new generation of collectors to enjoy". So true!

Stamp

collecting

itself

is

far

from

gone.

Yes,

the

hobby

has

changed.

It

has

evolved

over

time

and

will

continue

to

do

so.

It

too

has

gone

"Electronic".

Today's

collector

shops

the

web.

Collectors

now

have

immediate

access

to

stamps

anywhere

around

the

world.

Today's

collector

doesn't

have

to

join

clubs

or

venture

out

of

home.

This

presents

serious

challenges

to

our

local

stamp

clubs.

Stamp

shops

are

becoming

exceedingly

rare

as

most

can

no

longer

finance

a

storefront.

It

doesn't

mean

however

that

the

hobby

is

gone

nor

does

it

mean

that

there

are

no

longer

any

collectors.

But

what

it

does

mean

is

that

the

rules

of

the

game

have

changed

and

we

as

established

collectors

have

to

adjust

and

adapt

to

engage

these

newer

collectors

and

to

provide

venues

and

activities

that

will

be

engaging.

The

Winnipeg

Philatelic

Society's

public

stamp

auctions

have

been

such

a

venue.

We

see

new

faces

at

the

auctions,

every

time

around.

My

hope

is

that

this

web

site

will

guide

these

quiet

at

home

collectors

towards

more

participation

in

philatelic

events.

And

for

that,

the

events

have

to

be

made

more

public.

We

have

to

connect

with

newer

collectors and on their turf. This website can fill a part of that role.

I

hope

you

enjoy

the

website

and

find

it

useful.

I

am

always

looking

for

ways

to

improve

the

service

and

your

comments

or

observations

are

always

welcomed.

Should

you

have

any

questions,

please

feel

free

to

contact

me.

Click

on

the

"Contact

Us"

tab.

I

will

try

to

answer

your

questions

if

I

can

or

I

will

try

to

find

you

an answer or I'll direct you to the people or sites with the answers.

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