Designer profile: stamps are the new bling

June 19, 2015

Stamp collecting become a popular hobby in the mid 19th century after the world's first stamp, the Penny Black, was created in Great Britain in 1840. It was a past-time rites of passage most children went through, some even continuing into adulthood. But nowadays, one might well ask, does anyone collect stamps anymore?

While true philatelists may be a dying breed, it is creative people like UK-born, Bondi-based Helen who are reviving the art of philately in a most unique and inventive way. Describing herself as 'a designer, philatelist and lover of all things colourful, historical and illustrative', Helen of 'Postcards from Aloysius' creates jewellery and accessories from new and used postage stamps from around the world.

As we now feature some of Helen's cufflinks in the store, I thought I'd catch up with her to find out how non-stamp collector now owns more than 50,000 stamps.

Read about her over on the blog ...




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