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Watermarks On Postage Stamps
Laid paper comes to be via larger, parallel wires that form a design, which, in theory is a “watermark.” A watermark is an intentially thin area in the finished paper. To put it a different way, a watermark is something that “isn’t,” rather than something that “is.”

Paper For Stamps
Paper comes in such a wide variety of different types it is hard to say how long it would take you to list all of them. Fortunately, you only need to be aware of only a few types.

Some Thoughts On Stamp Collecting
through stamp collecting, one discovers educational information about sports, science, history, arts, currency, animals, rituals and customs of different countries and their people.

Matching Stamp Parameters With Finds
You will find stamps in a variety of forms. The same design that you can find on a single stamp could also be on a souvenir sheet, and/or part of a miniature sheet.

What Makes A Stamp Collection Valuable?
Collecting stamps and coins are two hobbies that have more in common than either type of collector might believe. We will consider the idea of “value” or “valuable.”

Some Thoughts On Housing Your Stamps
Before you decide how you are going to store your stamps, you need to do some pre-planning. One of the first things you need to do is to make sure that your storage location is dry and not subject to extreme temperature changes.

Stamp Collecting Colors
When you first start to collect stamps, the color of a particular stamp will not be of any importance to you. Until you start searching for different varieties of a given stamp, only then will color differences become significant to you.

Types Of Stamp Dealers
Stamp collecting has traditionally been conducted through the mail and dealing with local stamp dealers. For those collectors who have a dealer in their local, buying stamps is generally pretty easy.

Soaking Your Stamps
Soaking stamps might seem to be an oxymoron idea, but in reality, it isn’t. This refers to the process of removing stamps that have been used for postage from the envelope they are attached to.

Selling To A Stamp Dealer
Selling your stamp collection to a dealer can be a challenging adventure. Many issues will arrive that you will not have anticipated. One problem is that your stamps won’t be worth as much as you expect them to be.

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