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Reprinting Classic Stamps
Reprints of original stamps are another form of stamp forgery, but only if the reprints are not identified as being a reprint or replica. The country that originally issued the stamps that are valuable may often offer reprints.
Resources For Stamp Collectors
Stamp collecting is an enriching hobby because it has educational and cultural value. In about six months, you will have learned about countries and special events, and a lot about the stamp collecting industry as well.
Rhodes Knights Hospitaller Stamps
Rhodes is an island that lies 11 miles off the southwestern coast of Turkey. It is the largest of the Greek Dodecanese islands. Rhodes has changed ownership many times over the centuries. It has been part of the Persian, Macedonian, Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Romanian Nostradamus Stamps
Nostradamus is a name that most people know, even if they don't know much about the man behind the name. Nostradamus was born Michel de Nostredame in December 1503 in Saint-Remy-Provence, France. Leaving the University of Avignon after an outbreak of the plague, he became a traveling apothecary, exp
Royal Mint Changes Fees For Underpaid Mail
Great Britain's Royal Mail has introduced a much simpler flat-rate charge structure for most letters and packages that are franked with insufficient postage or none at all. An Oct. 2 press release from the Royal Mail indicates that the new pricing structure was to go into effect on Oct 5.
Scammers Targeting Self-Service Kiosks
There have been reports that self-service kiosks at post offices in 13 state and the District of Columbia have been targeted by criminals who place devices on the machines that record debit card information. One postal official has stated that an investigation is underway, but offered no details on
Scott Pocket Stamp Catalog
If you are a budding stamp collector or one who has been away from collecting for a while, the Scott publishing Company has a new catalog out you may be interested in. Scott Publishing Company is well known for the stamp catalogs they print that are the premier reference works on stamps and their va
Searching For Stamps Beyond Your Home
It used to be that you could get a lot of stamps from the mail that you receive. With the advent of the Internet, times have changed. It isnít possible to receive the amount of used stamps that was possible just a few years ago.
Seeking Out Stamp Collecting Buddies
Although being a solitary stamp collector has its advantages, the time will come when you may want to find some other folks to share the joys of your hobby with. Man is not a solitary creature we crave social interactions, no matter how much some people claim otherwise.
Selling A Stamp Collection
One manís trash is another manís treasure. I am sure you have heard this time worn words of wisdom. This can apply to you if you inherited a stamp collection from a relative.
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