Like my budding interest in numismatics*, this possible foray into philately relates to my mother. (Shut up, Freud.) Her stamp and coin collections relate to her peripatetic youth, her family history, and a predilection for organization.
I’m also willing to allocate some blame to Terry Pratchett. Going Postal and Making Money are the current culprits.
You can even have your own USPS-compatible stamps printed…for a little over twice the standard price.
*Apparently learning fancy new vocab words is critical. This is handy, because I wasn’t verbose and jargon-addled enough.
numismatics–the study or collection of coins
philately-the collection and study of postage stamps
cinderella stamps-counterfeit stamps
artistamps-fake stamps that don’t even try to pass for the real thing (in format, paper, etc.)
neoism–v. confusing…an anti-“art movement” art movement?
Mail art? Really?