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Is Stamp Expertizing Needed?
Is stamp expertizing required? Sometimes the answer is no. There are number of items to look for on the front of United States stamps that can immediately rule them out as being genuine, so that expertization will not be required. All that is required is that you know what to look for and that you
Stamp Collecting As A Hobby
A stamp is a small piece of paper that is glued to the envelope whenever a document or a letter is sent via the post office. This is used both locally and internationally as a fee for the service rendered.
Great Britainís Decimal Day, Feb. 15, 1971
Finally, it had taken more than a century of discussion, to have reached this point. But after following many studies and committee reports, the announcement from the British Chancellor of the Exchequer came in March 1966 that the United Kingdom would decimalize the pound.
Stamp collectors from around the world are highly irritated by the fact that the United States Postal Service continues to reissue rare stamps for revenue! Most collectors consider that a true philatelic rarity does not happen "intentionally," but is usually known an publicized through individual's
Battle Of The Somme Commemorative Stamps
The Battle of the Somme in World War I, started on July 1, 1916. It lasted until November 1916. For many people, the Battle of the Somme was the battle that truly symbolized the horrors of trench warfare during the First World War. This one battle had a marked effect on the overall casualty figures
What Makes A Stamp Valuable
In most states and counties, it is common to find a variety of groups catering to the hobby of collecting stamps. People engage in stamp collecting as a general interest; other times they are in it because of the possibility of profit in collecting rare stamps. This profit comes from the fact that s
Canadian Stamp Collecting
Stamp collecting is one of the most popular hobbies among Canadians. Canada has great respect on Stamp collecting which dates back to as early as the 17th century.
What Is A Stamp Collector?
Many consider stamp collecting as a fun activity not only for older people but also for kids. It provides a person the pleasure of collecting different types of stamps that he may find in ordinary binders or through his received mail. Some people consider it an exciting hobby. For a beginner, he may
Inverted Jenny Returned To Owner
A very rare U.S. postage stamp known as the "Inverted Jenny" was formally handed over on Thursday to the Pennsylvania research library that owns it, six decades after it was stolen from a display case and feared to have been lost forever. The valuable 1918 stamp is one of a series featuring a Curtis
Facts About Stamp Values
As the old saying goes, you will never see or realize the value of something unless it is gone. In stamp collecting, stamps do not have to disappear, or go kaput, before anyone knows or considers their value. In fact, people and collectors have long been knowledgeable about the value of stamps, whic
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