Collecting vs Philately - What's the difference?

collecting | philately |


As nouns the difference between collecting and philately

is that collecting is a hobby including seeking, locating, acquiring, organizing, cataloging, displaying, storing, and maintaining whatever items are of interest to the individual collector while philately is stamp collecting.

As a verb collecting

is (collect).

collecting

Noun

  • A hobby including seeking, locating, acquiring, organizing, cataloging, displaying, storing, and maintaining whatever items are of interest to the individual collector.
  • * 2009 , Melissa A Hardy, ?Alan Bryman, Handbook of Data Analysis (page 568)
  • The task of data gathering is not a random walk, a sensual search, or the bemused collectings of a beachcomber.

    Verb

    (head)
  • philately

    English

    Noun

  • Stamp collecting.
  • The study of postage stamps, postal routes, postal history, etc.