Ill share my story haha
I started stamp collecting when i was around 14 years old when i bought these old US stamps from a garage sale. they were hinged and in these envelopes. I bought a few of those stamps and that was my collection for a year. I then was looking on the computer and found the website Postcrossing. (Where you swap postcards) and i swapped postcards for a while
I found their forum and traded alot of stuff. Thats when i got hooked
I then got a few free stamps that were donated by a stamp club. That helped my stamp collection grow. i bought a few stamps from people online. The online communities and i would put a 5 dollar bill in the mail for 100 -250 stamps used. By this time i was 15 years old.
I then begun my hiatus from stamp collecting because i was going to become an exchange Student to Thailand! I left for Thailand in August of 2011 and here i am today...17 years old... My last day of me being an exchange student
... I head back to the USA in 10 hours. BTW i am bringing a few stamps from Thailand to add to my personal collection
Cant wait to dig into my stamp collection
And P.s. I am also bringing a few animal stamps to give to my sister
She is 11
My mom told me she loves stamps like me
and what would be a better way than to give her some Thai animal stamps from Thailand that i bought in Thailand!