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Postage Stamp Collecting
Stamp collecting has become one of the most loved hobbies of people throughout the world. A stamp contains a piece of time and a piece of place and that’s why people love collecting them.
Planning And Theming Your Collection
If you plan on collecting a particular country’s stamps, you will be seeking out stamps that are indentified as being issued by that country. If you are collecting stamps as a particular topic, then you are seeking stamps that have as part of their design, a recognizable depiction of a person, place
Picking your Exhibit’s Category
Competitive stamp exhibiting continues to evolve as time goes on. Each country’s national philatelic federation sets the guidelines for the shows that are under its control, while the International Federation of Philately sets its guidelines for the shows for which it gives patronage to.
Other Types Of U.S. Postage Stamps
While you may start out collecting single copies of stamps to get your stamp collection started, the time may come when you will want to collect multiples of a given stamp. In the case of stamp multiples, you do not want to separate them to retrieve a single stamp for your collection. We will cover
Other Online Ways To Connect With Stamp Collectors
There are a number of ways to use the Internet to connect with other stamp collectors. There are specialty clubs online that one can join, depending on what your particular interests are.
Nail Your Topic
A topical or thematic exhibit should incorporate an understanding of how a stamp is produced with the development of a story based on the stamp designs. Topical/thematic collections are normally devoted to a single subjects such as ships, soccer, primitive crafts, or music.
Mexican Stamps Honor Shows And Conventions
Stamp collecting has never been that popular in Mexico. In fact it has never really caught on with the population at large. Granted there are some avid collectors since the 19th century. The early collectors traded stamps with each other and managed to generate enough business to build up a small ca
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.
Making The Grade
Most postage stamps are nothing more than small fragile pieces of paper. One cannot emphasize the “fragile” nature of stamps enough. While stamps are nearly always printed on high-quality paper which should last for a very long time, a stamp’s longevity can be cut short by improper care.
Making Stamp Collecting Friends Online
No matter how many local stamp clubs exist or how many people may attend the various stamp shows and bourses week to week, stamp collecting is generally a haven for introverts.
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