This Saturday (Apr. 11), the U.S. Postal Service will celebrate philately or stamp collecting at a special Stamp Collectors Day hosted by the Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, California.
According to USPS spokesman Richard Maher, though stamp collecting is an old-timey hobby, its still popular worldwide.
Collectors anxiously await new art, geography, and icons to pop up on their stamps, though Maher notes that in the U.S., a person cant have their own commemorative stamp until at least five years after their death.
Stamps that have been popular over the years include those featuring Ronald Reagan, Lucille Ball, and Elvis.
Maher also says serious collectors covet stamps with abnormalities, like the famous 1918 inverted Jenny stamp that features an upside down airplane.
The 24-cent misprint once raked in $525,000 at an auction.
Maher says stamp collecting is an educational and cheap hobby that kids could easily get into by steaming the postage off their parents mail.
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