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Royal Mint Changes Fees For Underpaid Mail
Great Britain's Royal Mail has introduced a much simpler flat-rate charge structure for most letters and packages that are franked with insufficient postage or none at all. An Oct. 2 press release from the Royal Mail indicates that the new pricing structure was to go into effect on Oct 5.
Take A Double Look
Many collectors do not pay enough attention to their stamps. you acquire a stamp, you look long enough at it to find a place for it in your album, and then you move on to the next stamp without giving any thought to the stamp you have just mounted.
Dictators On Stamps Of The World.
A dictator is defined as a ruler with total power over a country. The term originated from the ancient Romans. During the Roman Republic circa 509=27 B.C., a dictator wan an extraordinary magistrate appointed by the senate in times of emergency. Roman dictators were given absolute power for a limite
What To Do With A No Opinion Certificate
You have received a "No Opinion" certificate on an item you had submitted. Now what do you do? When you receive a "no opinion "certificate, you need to know why. Sometimes the expertizing house will tell you why, especially when there is not enough on-staff experts working there.
The No Opinion Certificate
You have sent in our latest stamp acquisition to be expertized, and you are confident that the stamp is what you think it is. After the allotted time frame that it takes to have the stamp examined, the certificate finally arrives in the mail. To your surprise, the certificate reads "No opinion." Now
U.S. Stamp Collecting
Philately, or the study of stamps, is a huge field of study that has captured the attention of many Americans over the years. This fascination with stamps and the history that surrounds them has led to a hobby related to philately, which is collecting stamps.
Becoming A Stamp Collector
The Postal Service has a number of publications that may be freely available at your local post office. One of these publications is aimed at youth and is titled "Become a Stamp Collector." Within its instruction is the advice that stamp collecting is "It's As Easy As 1-2-3!"
Expertizing certificates often tell you more than the primary facts that you wanted to know as to whether the stamp in question is real or a fake. The certificates often note other findings related to the condition of the stamp--or whether certain aspects of a genuine stamps have been "improved."
What A New Collector Should Do
Stamp collecting is a very old hobby and is considered to be one of the most popular hobbies in the world. Though there is not that much money that can be made from this hobby unlike collecting coins, some people just do it for the fun of it.
Storing Stamps In An Album
n order for the hobbyist to maintain an existing collection, this should be stored in a safe place free from dirt and other problems. Some people encase it in glass while others put it in a shelf. For people who collect stamps, the best place to preserve it is in an album.
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