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stamp collecting

noun
  1. another name for philately
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Derived Formsstamp collector, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Examples from the Web for stamp collecting

Historical Examples

  • England is not the only country interested in stamp-collecting.

    Her Majesty's Mails

    William Lewins

  • Stamp-collecting is now not only a hobby, but an exact science as well.

  • First, stamp-collecting is a highly fascinating pursuit, which helps to while away countless pleasant hours.

    Peeps at Postage Stamps

    Stanley Currie Johnson

  • Most philatelists drift into stamp-collecting—that is to say, the start is made unconsciously, and without any definite planning.

    Peeps at Postage Stamps

    Stanley Currie Johnson

  • But the reader may argue that stamp-collecting is a costly pastime if every specimen must be bought.

    Peeps at Postage Stamps

    Stanley Currie Johnson