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Stamp collector

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Stamp album, catalogues, and a magnifying glass

A stamp collector or philatelist collects postage stamps as a hobby. Stamp collectors normally keep the stamps in books called stamp albums. A philatelist can study various aspects of definitive stamps and other types of stamps, cancellations, and other philatelic materials.

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There are many stamp collecting clubs around the world. Belonging to a stamp club or philatelic society has many advantages. For example, Royal Philatelic Society of Canada[1] members receive magazines, can get help with questions through phone support, and purchase insurance for their collections at a discounted group rate.

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