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Perhaps you have been wondering how stamp dealers grade stamps. Well this article will provide and overview of this process
Stamp Grades And Stamp Grading
Much like coins, stamps also have grades assigned to them. The grade of a stamp refers to the stampís condition.
Stamp collecting is a very popular hobby that has been around for a long time. The hobby has been so popular that some philatelic enthusiasts take it to serious levels involving money. Stamp investing has become a serious business, so serious that it goes way beyond normal stamp collecting.
Stamp Organization And Acquisition
There are many reasons why people collect stamps. Some people collect stamps to learn history, to relive their own histories. Other folks like to look at stamps and enjoy the feelings and emotions that they evoke. And other people collect stamps for investment purposes.
Stamp Paper And Watermarks
Stamp paper comes in so many varieties that you would need at least a couple of days just to lint them. However a decent understanding of the basics of stamp paper is useful. Paper identification can be a critical factor if you intend to collect early issues of some countries.
When you were a child you may have traded and swapped bubble gum cards, sports cards, marbles, or any number of items that interested you. You can carry this childhood experience into your hobby of stamp collecting. Of course swapping stamps does require a bit more formality than what you probably e
Stamps And Stamp Values
As the old adage goes, you will never see or realize the value of something unless it is gone.
Stamps That Reach Maturity
The age of a stamp does not determine its ultimate value. Much like books, just because a stamp could be 100 years old, it still will not make it rare or valuable.
Standing Out From The Crowd
If you want to stand out from your competition, you are going to have to do some things to do so. This article will show you how to get ahead of your competition.
Start Your Stamp Collection In 5 Easy Steps
While stamps are the fuel that runs our modern postal system, they didnít always exist. In the 1840s British letter recipients had to pay to receive their letters.
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