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philatelist (noun) stamp collector.
A philatelist collects postal stamps as a hobby and studies them. A person having the hobby of stamp collection is a philatelist. Philatelists are prepared to pay heavy prices for rare stamps. It has become business too.
- The philatelist has some rare stamps for which people are prepared to pay very high. He doesn't want to part with them, and fearing theft, he has put them away in a bank locker.
- The philatelist acquired a fortune by exchanging some of the stamps in his collection with some other stamps with another philatelist.