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Learning The Lingo
Like any hobby, stamp collecting has its own lingo. If you are going to be a serious collector, you need to know the lingo. Stamp collecting as a hobby dates back to the 1840s, when the first stamp known as the “Penny Black” was issued by Great Britain.

Locating A great Stamp Dealer
Working with a stamp dealer is not the same as dealing with your local hardware when you decide to purchase some electrical tape or a similar item. A good stamp dealer will take an interest in what stamps you are collecting. He should be keeping an eye on what items that you may be interested in add

Looking Through A Stamp Catalog
Stamps have three basic values: • Catalogue value. • Market value. • Resale value.

Make Stamp Collecting A Family Affair

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.

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.

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.

Meeting Stamp Collectors Online

Merging First Class and Airmail Services
From August to October 19772, as part of a nationwide “Serving America” promotion, airmail again became the featured subject. It was advertised by direct-mail flyers, post office lobby displays, and augmented by airline ads and billboard ads. All of the advertising pushed the slogan “Your 3-cent Ins

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

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