If you want to pursue stamp collection as a hobby, you can buy stamps from Philatelic Bureau and Counters, nearest post office, or pen friends abroad. Some of your available options would be mint stamps (unused stamps), commemorative stamps, first day covers, information sheet accompanying each commemorative stamp, miniature or souvenir sheets, and catalog of postage stamps.
Some of the popular stamp themes are animals, dogs, cats, butterflies, birds, flowers, art, sports, Olympics, maps, Disney, scouting, space, ships, famous people, chess, Chinese New Year, and festivals. Recently, the Royal Mail, USPS, Australian Post, and Canada Post issued stamp on the Royal Wedding of Prince Williams and Kate Middleton.
It is worthwhile to note that collection of postage stamps is generally meant to access historical value and geographical aspects of different countries and stamp collectors can earn significant income by selling their antique postage stamps.
One of the best things about stamp collection is that the stamp collector sharpens and satisfies his aesthetic tastes while pursuing this hobby. Moreover, an antique stamp collector gets access to interesting details such as national and international events, geography, flora and fauna, agriculture, science, monuments, politics, history, prominent personalities, soldiers, warriors, scientists, arms and ammunition, modes of transport etc. with this hobby. Not only this, collecting stamps help collectors of antique postage stamps to make friends across the globe besides cultivating a meticulous and focused attention to detail.