If an interest in National Stamp Collecting Month has brought you here -- welcome. Why not use this time of greater philatelic interest to get into what is called the world's most popular hobby?
After you've dug around in the About.com Stamps archives, why not take a look at a site that gives you a quick view of everything stamps? It will give you a good idea of the breadth of items that can be collected in an easy to swallow illustrated list form. So, check out the National Postal Museum's Alphabetilately. It's a pain-free way to learn about the hobby, that doesn't feel like learning at all -- it just feels like fun.
(Illustration: A COPO postcard issued for the 3rd observance of National Stamp Collecting Month. From the collection of the author. Image © USPS)