Putting A Stamp on Collecting
Contributing Writer Brian Kamsoke writes, "People collect stamps for a variety of reasons: commemorate a time in history, for the aesthetic and artistic value of the stamp, because of an emotional attachment or bond, or maybe just for the shear enjoyment of collecting and sharing that enjoyment with a grandchild, son or daughter, or friend.
He says Fielder began collecting stamps when she worked for the U.S. Postal Service in 1978. Her boss at the time was a stamp collector, and her husband's uncle was a postal inspector and had collected stamps for many years. The uncle got her husband's father started in the hobby. Eventually, Fielder was given her father-in-law's stamp collection.