About Me

Hi, I’m Manish Mohan

or The Amateur Philatelist 🙂

I began collecting stamps at an early age of 8 when my uncle gifted me a stamp album. As a child I spent all my pocket money on sending letters to penpals from across the world and making numerous trips to the post office to buy stamps. I began as a worldwide collector and I still succumb to the lure of stamps from across the world. I am not trying to focus on more specific areas like stamps from India, Laos, Austria, and USSR. I also collect specialized areas like Machins, Omnibus issues of 1935 King George V Silver Jubilee, 1937 King George V Coronation, 1945 Victory, and 1949 UPU 75th anniversary. I not only collects stamps but also have a large collection of postal covers and first day covers in specialized areas.

Where can you find me?

I have been writing a blog under the pen name of The Amateur Philatelist. On my blog I posts my journey of stamp collecting an share anecdotes about stamps and themes. I am also quite active on various social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, with a collective connects of over 5000 people.

What do I do?

After spending many years in the corporate world, I decided to follow my passion. I now run BidCurios, an ecommerce and auction marketplace specifically focused on collectibles. My goal is to create a platform that brings sellers and buyers of collectibles together and making collectibles accessible for everybody.