Stamp collecting, one of the world's most popular hobbies, will be the subject of a free workshop at the Mockingbird Branch of the Abilene Public Library at 6:30PM Thursday.
Local stamp collectors, or philatelists, Phil McCauley and Lou David Allen will share their knowledge.
"What's great about stamp collecting is that it's perfectly suitable for all ages and all budgets. No special skills are needed to get started," McCauley says.
"It's one of the most enjoyable things I've ever done," he says. "I can start working on my collection at 8AM in the morning and the next thing I know it's 8PM in the evening."
McCauley says he often spends up to 60 hours a week working on his stamps.