Since the issuance of the Penny Black, the first pre-paid postage stamp in 1840, people
have collected stamps. The focus and levels at which they collect differ, but, nonetheless,
all share the world’s most popular hobby. Through stamps, schoolchildren, businesspersons,
laborers, artists, and retired persons all enjoy something significant in common with royalty, entertainers, politicians, industrialists, and business giants.
Stamp collecting has been called the “hobby of kings” because so many famous individuals
have been avid collectors. Use the links provided here as gateways to the private stamp
collecting interests of these illustrious individuals.