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By Ada Lio

Updated Articles and Resources
  • Philately's Generations: Part II Created: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 Updated: Sunday, March 31, 2013
    The value of a collection passed down to a collector's heirs must be considered from the points of view of sentiment and market value.
  • Philately's Generations Created: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 Updated: Sunday, March 31, 2013
    Different generations don't always see eye to eye in their collecting habits and pursuits.
  • Collateral Items Add Interest to a Stamp Collection Created: Saturday, March 31, 2012 Updated: Sunday, March 31, 2013
    Adding stamp related philatelic items to your collection, can also add interest to it and help your stamps tell their stories.
  • Stamps and Their Critics Created: Thursday, March 28, 2013 Updated: Thursday, March 28, 2013
    As long as stamps continue to be issued there will be those happy to criticize every aspect of them.
  • Commemoration on Stamps an Honor? Created: Thursday, March 28, 2013 Updated: Thursday, March 28, 2013
    The commemoration of people on stamps is not necessarily a welcomed honor for some.
  • Philatelic Show Fun Created: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, March 26, 2013
    Besides the buying and selling at a stamp show, the other major offering is fun.
  • Buying Stamps in Person Versus Online Created: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, March 26, 2013
    Protect yourself by knowing the quality of the stamps you buy, whether it is in person or online.
  • The Basics of Your Philatelic Library Created: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, March 26, 2013
    Knowledge is power in the philatelic world, and philatelic literature is the way you gain that power.
  • Compromise to Acquire the Stamps You Want Created: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, March 26, 2013
    The stamp collector must reconcile his desire for the best with the reality of what he can afford.
  • One Dealer's View of First Day Covers Created: Thursday, April 28, 2011 Updated: Monday, March 25, 2013
    What would one dealer from the classic era of stamp and cover collecting think of the current trend practiced by some of creating artisanal cachets and charging big bucks for them? Although Herman ...
  • Suffering from Early Post Office Nostalgia Created: Thursday, February 28, 2013 Updated: Thursday, February 28, 2013
    Media becomes more interested in the U.S. Postal Service as its plight becomes more dire.
  • One Needn't Be an Old-timer to Collect Stamp World's Old Stuff Created: Thursday, February 28, 2013 Updated: Thursday, February 28, 2013
    Real stamp collectors are children of the golden age of the Thirties through the Fifties; a time when philatelic history was made.
  • The Semi-Complete Self-Sustaining Stamp Collection Created: Thursday, February 28, 2013 Updated: Thursday, February 28, 2013
    Collectors who learn to think like a dealer when going to buy stamps are not breaking any philatelic laws or selling their souls. In fact they are realizing better deals than the collectors who are...
  • Learn Philatelic Do's and Don'ts Created: Thursday, February 28, 2013 Updated: Thursday, February 28, 2013
    Protect yourself and your collection's value by becoming familiar with the basic good practices of stamp collecting.
  • Stamp Collecting in the US: On with the Show Created: Thursday, February 28, 2013 Updated: Thursday, February 28, 2013
    The Smithsonian Institution's National Postal Museum should serve as a model for how stamp collectors can keep their collections vital, historic and interesting.
  • Art in the Posts: But Is It Philately? Created: Thursday, February 28, 2013 Updated: Thursday, February 28, 2013
    Mail art can help the post office, but it won't save it from its financial troubles.
  • Many Stamp Collectors Now Becoming Part-Time Dealers Created: Monday, February 18, 2013 Updated: Thursday, February 28, 2013
    Technology has made it increasingly easy for collectors who wish to become part-time stamp dealers to realize their dream.
  • WWII Added Many to the Ranks of Stamp Collecting Created: Sunday, September 30, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
    WWII and surrounding events created many stamp collectors.
  • Find Stamp Buying Advantage with Specialized Knowledge Created: Monday, February 25, 2013 Updated: Monday, February 25, 2013
    What you know about your specialized area of stamp collecting can net you bargains when you go to buy stamps.
  • Fight Negative Stereotypes of Stamp Collectors with Knowledge Created: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 Updated: Thursday, January 31, 2013
    Philatelic knowledge and joining others to further your collecting -- and the stamp collecting hobby as well -- will put negative stereotypes on the run.
  • Stamps of Mystery and the Imagination Created: Thursday, January 31, 2013 Updated: Thursday, January 31, 2013
    Postal services remember science fiction and fantasy writers, by commemorating the likes of Poe, Verne, Wells.
  • The Stamp Collector: A Profile Created: Thursday, January 31, 2013 Updated: Thursday, January 31, 2013
    The journey from beginning stamp collector to true philatelist is an exciting one, even as hard lessons are learned along the way.
  • Your Real Life Found in Stamps Created: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 Updated: Thursday, January 31, 2013
    Stamp collecting, like all hobbies, take you out of your daily life and bring you to a special place. But stamps can also help the collector find his place in the real world.
  • USPS Jenny Sheet Renews Interest In Airmail Created: Sunday, January 20, 2013 Updated: Sunday, January 20, 2013
    The USPS issuing a sheet reproducing a famous airmail error, the Inverted Jenny, aka the Upside Down Airplane stamp, looks back to the days when airmail was all the rage with stamp and cover collec...
  • Will Internet Stamp Sales Create Supercollectors? Created: Sunday, January 20, 2013 Updated: Sunday, January 20, 2013
    It becomes harder for stamp collectors to remember the thrill of the hunt as the Internet makes stamps available at the click of a mouse.
  • Don't Be Left Holding The Bag (of Worthless Stamps) Created: Sunday, January 20, 2013 Updated: Sunday, January 20, 2013
    Finding and buying good stamps for your collection, especially those that are good investments.
  • The Not-So-Simple Appeal of First Day Covers Created: Monday, December 31, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, January 08, 2013
    First day covers, in their scope and variety, prove a rich collecting byway for stamp collectors.
  • The Not-So-Simple Appeal of First Day Covers Part II Created: Sunday, January 06, 2013 Updated: Sunday, January 06, 2013
    First day covers, with us in different forms for 100 years, are as much a part of the world scene as stamps -- sometimes more so.
  • Knowing The Parts That Make Up a Cover Created: Monday, December 31, 2012 Updated: Monday, December 31, 2012
    Those who know how to read a cover are better able to gauge its worth, while understanding why it may or may not be a fit for their collection. And knowing a covers' parts is a basic skill for the ...
  • The Great American Stamp Collector: FDR Created: Sunday, December 30, 2012 Updated: Monday, December 31, 2012
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt was a stamp collector of such passion that he may have thought of himself as a philatelist first and leader of the free world second.
  • First Day Covers are Serious Philately Created: Monday, December 31, 2012 Updated: Monday, December 31, 2012
    The stamp collector should not think of first day covers as kids' stuff in relation to their serious stamp collecting. Respected philatelists find the collection and study of first day covers to be...
  • No Science to Pricing Philatelic Covers and Postal History Created: Sunday, December 30, 2012 Updated: Sunday, December 30, 2012
    Lacking a definitive guide, prices for philatelic covers are often arrived at by collectors and dealers following their gut.

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