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It All Hinges On The Gum
The adhesive substance on the back of stamps is called bum. The term derives from the words gum arabic which is a derivative of the acacia tree found in Africa. Before the introduction of self-adhesive stamps, additional forms of gum came into use in stamp production.

Getting Your Stamp Collection Appraised
There may come a time when you need to find out how much your stamp collection is worth. Depending on where you live, there may not be a company near you that you could trust to do an appraisal of your collection.

When Your Stamp Collection Becomes Valuable
Once people have their basic survival needs met, they often turn take up hobbies and sports activities to fill up their spare time. Many people take up stamp collecting as a hobby. Of course most people collect stamps for the fun of collecting rather than having any financial gain in mind.

The New Tax Threat To Stamp Collecting
Perhaps you have seen one of those TV ads about identity theft protection? I would suggest you pay attention to the next one that comes on TV or Radio; you may soon need their services!

Taking Care of Stamps Using an Album
In order for the hobbyist to maintain an existing collection, this should be stored in a safe place free from dirt and other problems.

Difference between A Stamp’s Condition And Grade
In essence stamps are nothing more than small pieces of paper. One can not emphasize the fragile nature of stamps enough.

Ten Ways To Get Rid Of A Stamp Collection
Disposing of a stamp collection isn’t in the nature of most stamp collectors. From an emotional viewpoint stamp collectors do not really trade or sell stamps.

Getting Bids For Your Auction
With a great auction title and a good description you should have gotten some bids on your auction. Once the auction has ended you need to contact the winning bidder and provide them with a complete price including the shipping costs and how to send their payment to you.

Posting Your Stamp Lots Online
When you have your stamp lots sorted out and made up, you will need to scan them or take clear photos of them. Once this is done you are ready to start posting them to the online auction. In order to sell your stamps at an online auction site you will need to register as a seller.

How To Sort Stamps Into Lots
If you have been online for any length of time, I am sure you are aware there a number of online auction sites in existence. Of course nearly everyone has heard of eBay, but it isn’t the only auction site on the web, just the biggest and most well known.

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