A year of collecting unused stamps :)

Hey everyone 🙂

It’s been a while since I last wrote – I’ve been travelling a bunch and so it’s been rather hard to keep up the blog. I just wanted to post something today, as it is around this time last year that I started to collect unused stamps from all over the world. I did not expect to be able to collect this many countries over the past year. Now hopefully I will be able to continue to add to my collection next year; as it will get harder and harder to acquire new countries. All of the ones I have so far are because I have traveled to these places or because friends and family have traveled there and have been so kind as to find a local postoffice while on vacation. It’s just so neat to see the stamps in perfect condition, telling a piece of history. I’ll try to upload some more pictures soon. For now, here is my list of countries I have collected so far 🙂

  1. Canada
  2. Australia
  3. Fiji
  4. New Zealand
  5. Belgium
  6. France
  7. South Africa
  8. USA
  9. Thailand
  10. Japan
  11. Hungary
  12. Germany
  13. India
  14. Mexico
  15. Barbados
  16. Jamaica
  17. Azerbaijan
  18. Pakistan
  19. Poland
  20. United Kingdom
  21. Ireland
  22. Czech Republic
  23. Austria
  24. The Netherlands

stamp country #18 Pakistan

27Hello everyone 🙂 I am beyond excited to tell you about my new addition! One of my friends whom I met in Australia but who is originally from Pakistan, sent me some stamps when she was back home. It is so wonderful to add Pakistan to my collection, as the 18th country since I started collecting in June of 2014. I’m so happy to see the continued growth in my collection!

28These definitives from 1994, depicting Jinnah, are my favourites. I love how intricate the stamp is, incorporating design and history.

 

 

I went into a stamp shop the other day, and as I was looking through their selection of mint-unhinged stamps from all different countries, I found that I will not be able to 29purchase from a store to enhance my collection. It just seemed like I was cheating. Ofcourse, this means that it will be a lot harder to acquire stamps fro every country in the world. I will have to depend on my travels as well as the travels of my friends and family, so that each stamp in my collection has a story to tell rather than ‘I bought it in a philately store’.

I wonder which country I will acquire next. Any guesses?