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10 Feb 2023
09:33:17pm
This is an excerpt from an article about stamp collecting in The Guardia.

...It was once a byword for boring, but it seems stamp collecting is finding a new – young – audience, despite the fact that some hobbyists have never actually posted a letter.

Philately is gaining popularity among millennials, many of whom see the creative pursuit as an escape from their screen-based lives, says 37-year-old Suzanne Rae, from North Yorkshire.

“Philately is tangible: it’s relaxing and unplugged. It’s also very Instagrammable,” says Rae, who is only the second female chairman the Philatelic Traders Society has had in its 91-year history. “Twitter and Instagram enable young collectors to find people like them, and see that it’s not only a geeky old man’s pursuit...
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10 Feb 2023
09:43:32pm
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That's wonderful, but realize this is probably not an "organic" article that a journalist sought out.

The Philatelic Traders Society is a dealer organization, and they likely arranged the article for publicity.

Still, any positive exposure is good, but I would not believe the line "Philately is gaining popularity among millennials".

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10 Feb 2023
09:59:42pm
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10 Feb 2023
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10 Feb 2023
10:11:51pm
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It was nice to read something positive about stamp collecting but I take an issue about being called geeky old man!

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10 Feb 2023
10:17:56pm
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"but I take an issue about being called geeky old man!"


It doesn't bother me, I'm almost proud of it!! Being old is good since the alternative sucks and there's very little wrong with being a geek. Being a geek comes with being an educated old fart!!
I think stamp collecting will continue with the next generations, but it won't be the kind of classical stamp collecting that most of us know. Also the younger kids really don't want "stuff" so maybe some kind of virtual stamp collecting will come about.
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11 Feb 2023
09:13:46am
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Here is an interesting survey/article on what generations are collecting stuff:

https://morningconsult.com/2021/04/05/mi ...

The rank of generations most likely to collect something physical is Millennial, Gen X, Boomer, then Gen Z.

Of course millennial are no longer kids and Gen Z probably does not have the money to collect stuff like the older generations did.

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10 Feb 2023
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This is an excerpt from an article about stamp collecting in The Guardia.

...It was once a byword for boring, but it seems stamp collecting is finding a new – young – audience, despite the fact that some hobbyists have never actually posted a letter.

Philately is gaining popularity among millennials, many of whom see the creative pursuit as an escape from their screen-based lives, says 37-year-old Suzanne Rae, from North Yorkshire.

“Philately is tangible: it’s relaxing and unplugged. It’s also very Instagrammable,” says Rae, who is only the second female chairman the Philatelic Traders Society has had in its 91-year history. “Twitter and Instagram enable young collectors to find people like them, and see that it’s not only a geeky old man’s pursuit...

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10 Feb 2023
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re: Who would have thought

That's wonderful, but realize this is probably not an "organic" article that a journalist sought out.

The Philatelic Traders Society is a dealer organization, and they likely arranged the article for publicity.

Still, any positive exposure is good, but I would not believe the line "Philately is gaining popularity among millennials".

Roy

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10 Feb 2023
09:59:42pm

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10 Feb 2023
10:05:33pm

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This is her business:

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10 Feb 2023
10:11:51pm

re: Who would have thought

It was nice to read something positive about stamp collecting but I take an issue about being called geeky old man!

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10 Feb 2023
10:17:56pm

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"but I take an issue about being called geeky old man!"


It doesn't bother me, I'm almost proud of it!! Being old is good since the alternative sucks and there's very little wrong with being a geek. Being a geek comes with being an educated old fart!!
I think stamp collecting will continue with the next generations, but it won't be the kind of classical stamp collecting that most of us know. Also the younger kids really don't want "stuff" so maybe some kind of virtual stamp collecting will come about.
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"You know you're getting old when you stoop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while you're down there - George Burns"
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11 Feb 2023
09:13:46am

re: Who would have thought

Here is an interesting survey/article on what generations are collecting stuff:

https://morningconsult.com/2021/04/05/mi ...

The rank of generations most likely to collect something physical is Millennial, Gen X, Boomer, then Gen Z.

Of course millennial are no longer kids and Gen Z probably does not have the money to collect stuff like the older generations did.

Josh

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