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37. Line 12 speaks of man's love for
D. New things
38. Identify the figurative device used in "How did
you know a million drops would deck the morn-
39. The chiselled raindrop (line 19) speaks of
A. Its natural quality
B. Its perfection
C. Its form
D. Its irregular shape
40. How does the poet's response to God's creation?
A. with Satisfaction
B. with Appreciation
C. with Humility
D. with Awe
DIRECTION: Read the passage carefully before at-
tempting the questions. Each question has four op-
tions, select the most appropriate answer based on
what is contained or implied in the passage.
41. Why was stamp collecting classified as a childish
A. Because of its birth in the nineteenth century
B. It was one of the few hobbies children could
have afforded to pursue.
C. Children had little to occupy their time other
than stamp collecting.
D. Stamp collecting was initially pursued by
children and teenagers.
GETTING STARTED IN STAMP COLLECTING
Stamp collecting used to be regarded a childish hobby as during the mid 1800's it was mostly pursued by children and
teenagers. As those children grew into adulthood, they remained avid collectors effectively transitioning stamp collecting
into an adult pastime.
Some transitioned the simple pursuit of stamp collecting into the field of philately; carefully collecting and studying the
stamps for flaws and inconsistencies.
Stamp studying and collecting soon became peer accepted with articles written on different aspects of stamps were being
researched and being published. It was not until the 1920s that the value of stamps started being appreciated; stamp col-
lection then moved from a pastime hobby to a profitable endeavor.
Equipment Needed to Start a Stamp Collection
There is no standard equipment needed to start a stamp collection. It is as simple as finding a method that can effectively
display and preserve the stamps. A serious collector may invest in a climatically sensitive stamp album while those with
less money may store stamps in glassine envelopes.
Both methods store the stamps in a low humidity, out of direct sunlight and cool place. This ensures that the stamp col-
lection remains in pristine condition.
Where to Find Stamps
Stamp collectors start by collecting stamps that are readily available; from friends and relatives. The prized stamps of a
new collector's include stamps of visual appeal, international stamps or stamps that have a historical interest to the col-
Stamp collectors then move onto swapping or selling extra or duplicate stamps with other novice collectors. The next level
in stamp collecting involves purchasing stamps and stamp collections from stamp dealers.
Stamp dealers offer rare and older hard to find stamps. Stamp dealers can be found online or at stamp shows.
Choosing a Focused Collection
Most novice stamp collectors collect stamps that are easily obtained with no specific rhyme or reason to their collection.
In order to transition to a more seasoned stamp collector, the collector decides on a focus.
More expert stamp collectors tend to focus their collection collecting from a specific niche such as location, subject matter
or time frame. Some common niches include postage stamps, definitive stamps (which are the more commonly found
stamps), revenue stamps and commemorative stamps (printed in smaller quantities).
These niches can be further subdivided into themes such as an animal postage stamp collection, or a stamp collection fo-
cused on transportation, sports or focused in history.
Sharing the Stamp Collection with Others
Stamp collection clubs are ways for collectors to get together to discuss information related to stamp collecting. Information
about stamp groups can be obtained from the internet or by checking at local libraries or community bulletin boards.
There are also different stamp collection events that are sponsored by associations related to stamp collections. At these
events dealers show and sell their rare and antique stamps and stamp collectors show off their collections.
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