I consider myself an amateur philatelist. I was collecting stamps when I was very young and am now coming out of hibernation and restarting my hobby. I collect India, Machins, Australia, Great Britain and a few other countries. I also collect FDCs and postal stationery. Currently my interest is in completing my India post independence and basic machins. I usually share my stories on my blog The Amateur Philatelist and share my pics on other social media forums like Instagram (@theamateurphilatelist) and Twitter (@amateurstamps). Hoping to connect with like-minded people here and perhaps even find some interesting stamp exchanges, as the name suggests .