As a Pastime.
ccording to the authorities, the central idea of a pastime is "that it is so positively agreeable that it lets time slip by unnoticed; as, to turn work into pastime." And recreation is described as "that sort of play or agreeable occupation which refreshes the tired person, making him as good as new."
Stamp collectors may fairly claim that their hobby serves the double purpose of a pastime and a recreation. As a... more...