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You would have to question the sanity of people who choose to forge stamps. One only has to consider how many things have to be done to make a stamp look like the real thing.
Stamp Faking Versus Improving
In some hobbies, enhancing and older item is condoned and generally considered to be part of doing business. In stamp collecting it is considered to be unethical at the least if not outright fraud.
Stamp Globe Trotting
Over 260 countries issue postage stamps of one kind or another. As the world continues to change, with nations combining, breaking apart, or changing governments, the number of stamp issuing countries will always be in flux.
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.
Stamp Sought For Gay Leader Bayard Rustin
Several groups are lobbying the Post Office to issue a stamp to honor Bayard Rustin who was gay and one of the organizers of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Many of these groups were among the groups that had pressed the Post Office to issue a stamp to honor Harvey Milk, a gay San
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
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