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Collecting antiques is an expensive hobby. Collecting Art Nouveau antiques might even be more expensive! So what if you don’t have that kind of money lying around?

I go to auctions. I frequent rummage sales, flea markets and thrift shops. I browse eBay every other night. But what if you don’t even have thát kind of money?

If you are so lucky to still have your grandmother around, she might let you go through her cupboards if you ask her kindly. But you can only do that once.

Therefore I have found another way to indulge myself and satisfy my craving:

Art Nouveau Postage Stamps

2014 Mucha Central Africa Stamps

2014 Mucha Central Africa Stamps

You can start collecting at any moment, from anywhere and with any budget. You can focus on one artist, one country or one subject. I have browsed the net last night, and believe me… it’s all there!

I discovered stamps from my neighbouring countries and stamps from the most exotic places in the world. I found very old stamps and stamps from last year. I found used stamps (those are the cheapest) and stamps in mint condition. They come with painters, architects and designers. With paintings, posters, buildings and furniture. It is all there!

So, if you ever come across a stamp related to Art Nouveau, let me know. And if you have other ideas on how to collect Art Nouveau with a mall budget, please share your tips with us in the comments.

Want to know more?
Alphonse Mucha: art nouveau stamp designer extraordinaire
A previous post about my ‘Jugendstil’ stamps
Art Nouveau related Stamps on Pinterest
Bpost brengt vijf postzegels uit gewijd aan art-nouveau-objecten
Colnect: Online Stamp Catalogue
Nederlandse Vereniging voor Thematische Filatelie
New stamps honour Brussels unique ‘Art Nouveau’ movement