IELTS READING S22AT2
COLLECTING AS A HOBBY
Many forms of collecting have been dignified with a technical name: an archtophilist collects teddy bears, a philatelist collects postage stamps, and a deltiologist collects postcards. Amassing hundreds or even thousands of postcards, chocolate wrappers, or whatever, takes time, energy, and money that could surely to much more productive use. And yet there are millions of collectors around the world. Why do they do it?