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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.
Selling To A Stamp Dealer
Selling your stamp collection to a dealer can be a challenging adventure. Many issues will arrive that you will not have anticipated. One problem is that your stamps wonít be worth as much as you expect them to be.
Selling Your Stamp Stash
One good thing about stamp collecting is that you can sell off your collection whenever you desire to do so. Of course you may be disappointed at what your collection will bring if it only consists of common stamps. Commonly available stamps rarely appreciate significantly in value. There is nothing
Set Up Your Own Stamp Export Business
Exports of various collector items such as antiques, artwork, and stamps can be a thriving niche market.
Setting Up A Workspace
You will need to set up some type of a work area where your stamps can be spread out and not be damaged. Ideally this would be a separate room with a big desk and a computer. Unfortunately, we do not live in an ideal world, so you will have to make do with what you do have available.
Showing Off Your Stamps
As you build up your stamp collection over time, you may develop a strong desire to show off your collection to other collectors, your friends, and family. You may even fantasize about showing your collection to people beyond your immediate circle of friends and family.
Soaking Your Stamps
Soaking stamps might seem to be an oxymoron idea, but in reality, it isnít. This refers to the process of removing stamps that have been used for postage from the envelope they are attached to.
Some Stamp Collecting Lingo
Much like any other hobby, stamp collecting has its own terms and special lingo. In this article a few of these terms will be explained.
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