Collecting postage stamps is an exciting fast-paced  hobby that was popular 80 years ago, and it might become popular again in  modern times–if all the electronic devices stop working.

Some of us particularly enjoy tracking down stamps from countries that no longer exist, either because a small country has been absorbed into a larger country, has become independent of a former colonial master, or is just hiding from the rest of the world.  Below are some of my prize stamps: