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Timbrology, the collection of postage stamps.

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  1. Roxbrough

    Roxbrough Member

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    Timbrology,
    Main Entry: timbrology
    Part of Speech: n
    Definition: the study of postage stamps
    Etymology: French timbre 'postage stamp'



    Philately; The Study of stamps
    These can be the metal type used to imprint wax or the metal type used to imprint metal.
    Can an adminstrator please remove the incorrect heading for my message, which I did not write?
     
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    Meadow337 Former Moderator

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    For those who don't know timbrology is a very unfashionable word for the study of postage stamps. It fell out of use in the 1860's and the current accepted term is Philately.
     
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  3. Roxbrough

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    If anyone is interested in Timbrology, please message me,
    thanks.
     
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    Meadow337 Former Moderator

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    I changed it so that it was clearer for people (like me) who don't know what the word means.

    I looked it up on Wikipedia

    From this I determined that while I did not know timbrology I certainly was familiar with philately. So I changed the title so as to avoid further confusion.

    The rest of the article also makes interesting reading: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philately
     
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    Polly Parrot Moderator Staff Member

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    I used to collect stamps when I was twelve or so.
     
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    sparkchaser Administrator and Stuntman Staff Member

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    I used to collect stamps. I think it was somewhere between 3rd and 5th grade.

    I still remember the Hungarian "Magyar Posta" stamps.

    Nowadays I collect other stuff.
     
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    Isn't it a hobby of kids and old men?
     
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    sparkchaser Administrator and Stuntman Staff Member

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    It sure seems that way :rofl
     
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    i collect northern caribbean, are we going to post some images?
     
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    Once a collector, always a collector. :)
     
  11. sparkchaser

    sparkchaser Administrator and Stuntman Staff Member

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    Aye.
     
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    Here was me thinking that all hobbyists had mutual understanding of the pursuit regardless of the object.
     
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    I miss going fishing.
     
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    I remember, back then, my sister collected many stamps, which I found weird, but seeing documentary about that, I was astound. How people pay such attention to things like that, it's just like collecting coins from different years and places. Amazing.
     
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    My mom had a couple of big books of stamps which completely aroused my interest in collecting stamps as a hobby when they were found during house clean. They were going to go on the garage sale but I begged her to let me keep it and since then I collected stamps until it wasn't cool to do so anymore so I stopped at 15. I still have my books just in the garage somewhere. Maybe the story will repeat with my children one day when I clean out the garage
     

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