UTOPIA: Collection (Part II) - Stamps

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Collection (Part II) - Stamps

When was the last time u seen a stamp on an envelope?

With the invention of electronic mails, physical mails or known as letters are no longer in sight...ok, perhaps still in used but many of the informal mails hav been taken over by electronic mails.

Thus, most of the letters i got nowadays are the formal ones from banks/some institutions, and they are mainly post-paid without stamp on its envelope. I guess the last time i seen one was about 2 years ago!
Thank God dad still keeps some of his stamp albums. His collection are HUGE! and i hav no idea on where it came from..

This sort of part time interest is almost extinct now.

From my personal view, collecting stamps is rather taxing.

Firstly u need to be very sociable by having contacts globally in order to exchange letters and stamps.

Secondly, doing physical mailing needs load tonnes of envelopes, papers and other writing materials, besides paying for the stamp itself.

Thirdly, u need to get a stamp album, and they ain't cheap, coz stamp albums are made of cardboard.

And last but not least, u need to hav lotsa patience to neatly arrange them into tht silly album!

Despite that, the older generations doesn't mind doin it! Coz it gave them some satisfaction when viewing back their collections that have been neatly arranged with personal touch!

Stamps from other countries


Local stamps. Colorful, isn't it?

5 comments :

X said...

the last time i used stamp ages ago lo....never seen this thing so long liao..oh i remember, the last time i saw stamps is when i still have a proper 9-5 job ...wukakakaka...but that was ages ...

3POINT8 said...

The previous post was on old badges. This time, stamps...
Are you shifting house or something like that? Or is your dad trying to show off his collection to *ahem 'fulfill' his ego
=D
WoW, now I'm really curious on what your mom is gonna come up with. Maybe a collection of her cooking equipment?? Huahuahuax3

Jason Phoon said...

yeah, I guess it's not so special keeping email as collection in your inbox right ? ^__^

Princess Eileen said...

jp's comment, wukakaka....

Oh, you should see my dad's and bro's collection. Have to buy those drawers for stamps, labeled by countries. I should sell them and can dun work for a couple of years.....

Oh, and get kick out of house... hmmm... bad idea...

Nux V said...

x: huh? last time when u were working, u still using those snail mails with stamps? summore ages ago...x memang tua...i shall call u uncle X..wuakakakaka...

3point8: nope, not shifting house...jst doin some cleaning...there was once, my mom decided to throw them away, coz frm her point of view, those are just rubbish.
btw, instead of a collection of cooking equipments, all she has is a huge box of cooking recipes...which she has kept for ages too!

Jason Phoon: wuahaha...i dun keep emails, wasting my storage space...i guess our generation nowadays hav not much to 'show-off' to the kids in the future...
perhaps the only thing we can show off is our blogs!

Princess Eileen: hey, ur dad and bro have stamps collection too? my dad will surely wants to exchange wif them...wuahahaha...
It's great to have dad and son sharing a same passion ;P

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