The No Opinion Certificate
You have sent in our latest stamp acquisition to be expertized, and you are confident that the stamp is what you think it is. After the allotted time frame that it takes to have the stamp examined, the certificate finally arrives in the mail. To your surprise, the certificate reads "No opinion." Now
U.S. Stamp Collecting
Philately, or the study of stamps, is a huge field of study that has captured the attention of many Americans over the years. This fascination with stamps and the history that surrounds them has led to a hobby related to philately, which is collecting stamps.
Becoming A Stamp Collector
The Postal Service has a number of publications that may be freely available at your local post office. One of these publications is aimed at youth and is titled "Become a Stamp Collector." Within its instruction is the advice that stamp collecting is "It's As Easy As 1-2-3!"
Expertizing certificates often tell you more than the primary facts that you wanted to know as to whether the stamp in question is real or a fake. The certificates often note other findings related to the condition of the stamp--or whether certain aspects of a genuine stamps have been "improved."
What A New Collector Should Do
Stamp collecting is a very old hobby and is considered to be one of the most popular hobbies in the world. Though there is not that much money that can be made from this hobby unlike collecting coins, some people just do it for the fun of it.
Storing Stamps In An Album
n order for the hobbyist to maintain an existing collection, this should be stored in a safe place free from dirt and other problems. Some people encase it in glass while others put it in a shelf. For people who collect stamps, the best place to preserve it is in an album.
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