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Start Collecting Stamps
Obviously the first step is to acquire stamps. Many beginning collectors hardly pay for anything when they're just starting to build a collection. Talk to your friends and family and colleagues in the office and simply tell them you'd like to have their stamps if they don't want them.
How To Detect Stamp Errors
Stamp collectors spend hours looking for errors. It seems that laughing at people's mistakes is a favorite human pastime. The same theory goes for stamp collecting. Collectors have a great time when they do spot an error.
Tools and Supplies Required For Stamp Collecting
hank goodness, stamp collecting is not as expensive a hockey or skiing, where the tools and materials required cost thousands of dollars. Hockey or ski clothes are very expensive.
Some Stamp Collecting Lingo
Much like any other hobby, stamp collecting has its own terms and special lingo. In this article a few of these terms will be explained.
The Joys of Stamp Collecting
Wonders Of Stamp Collecting
You will probably meet very few people who say they have never collected anything in their life. But there are people, even when not deliberately collecting a particular object, who tend to have more than one of the same thing. It can be anything - tennis socks of different colors, brand name trai
Stamp Collecting And Stamp Values
here are a lot of stamp collectors that specializes in collecting presently existing “commemoratives” as their past time. Commemoratives are special stamps which are released for a restricted time by the “post office”. They generally commemorate or celebrate special events or people, such as artists
European Prelude To Stamp Collecting
The world’s oldest stamp collection is believed to belong to the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin. It is an album of revenue stamps and handstamped chargemarks compiled in 1774 by John Bourke, Receiver General of the Stamp Duties.
Father Of American Stamp Collecting
At the end of the Civil war in 1865, the stamp hobby had arrived and had taken root in America. Enterprising dealers in New York, Boston, and Philadelphia responded to the new demands of collectors. The stage was set for growth which was going to require a durable infrastructure, professional style,
Council Of Hobby Proposed
Mark Reasoner, president of the American Stamp Dealer’s Association, is proposing the creation of a standing council of 11 hobby leaders and representatives. The purpose of the proposed council has three goals to accomplish: recruit Internet-only collectors and dealers into organized philately, recr
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