Saturday, November 26, 2011
Scout Magazine Features Piece on Stamp Collecting
The December issue of Boys' Life, the official magazine of the Boy Scouts of America, features an article about collections to include stamp collecting. As shown in the illustration above by Steve Sanford, two Scouts are seen working on their collections. One appears to be very organized, the other not so much.
The text that goes along with the article says, "The great thing about stamp collecting is that there are lots and lots of stamps to collect. The bad thing about stamp collecting is that there are lots and lots of stamps to collect."
It goes on to encourage would-be stamp collectors to collect stamps that have a similiar theme and goes on to briefly discuss topical collecting. It also discourages newcomers to the hobby to avoid trying to collect all of the stamps of a specific country.
The text indicates that trying to do so can be "an expensive, exhausting effort," and shows the disorganized Scout as if he's pulling his hair out in frustration.
The piece does make some good points about collecting in general and discusses...
1. Deciding What to Collect
2. Knowing Where to Look
3. Keeping Track of Your Collection
4. Displaying Your Collection
5. Preserving Your Collection
To visit the Boys' Life website, click here.