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Overprints And Surcharges Great To Collect
Defined simply, a stamp overprint is one that has any printing added over the original completed design of the stamp. This overprinting can include a surcharge which is an overprinted marking that changes or restates the stamp's denomination. Also included in this definition are other images or word

Stamp Collecting Values
Stamps have been a ubiquitous part of everyday life. After all, stamps are one of the ingenious ways devised by the postal services in order to facilitate payment for the delivery of letters, mail equivalents, packets, and the like. Because of the ubiquity of stamps, it is inevitable that many indiv

Stamp Collecting Traditions
tamp collectors, enthusiasts, and philatelists take so much interest in stamps because of the interesting story told by each stamp, and even by each stamp issue. There are a huge variety of things that may be collected in relation to stamps, and each individual collector can make a choice over categ

Neighbor 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.

Those Wavy Lines On Stamps
If you have ever wondered what those wavy lines on some stamps are, hang on. Unused postage stamps are considered to be "accountable paper," defined by the United States Postal Service as "Paper in a postal facility that holds monetary value and must be accounted for, including postage stock," along

Using A Stamp 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.

Profitable Stamp And Coin Collecting
Ever since the world began, humans were born to get busy. This is the main reason why most of the people are engaged into different activities life sports and different hobbies especially if they have nothing to do.

Valuing Stamps
Stamp collecting is not exactly a new trend sweeping through the world; In fact, philately (or the study of stamps), and stamp collecting have been of interest to many enthusiasts for over centuries. In fact, the American Philatelic Society (APS), which is the biggest congregation of philatelists an

Stamp Color Expertizing Issues.
A stamp collector who specializes in collecting 19th century U.S. stamps, stationary, and postal history keeps running into the issue of what colors should the authentic stamps he collects actually appear as? The colors seem to vary making it difficult for him to expertize these stamps on his own.

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

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