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  • Understanding Philatelic Research Created: Monday, December 26, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
    Philatelic research is important to fully know your stamps and covers, as well as being able to present them in a way that allows a viewer to appreciate their meaning. There are many levels of rese...
  • Today Stamp Condition is More Important than Ever When Buying Created: Friday, March 30, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
    Buy stamps in good condition and then take care of your stamps -- and your investment." itemprop="description"> Sunday, October 30, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
    Technology has changed the way collectors collect. For someone just entering the hobby, with knowledge of the old ways, there are new ways that should be learned before joining the ranks of 21st ce...
  • Stock Book Created: Monday, December 15, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
    What is a stock book? Stamps.
  • Stuck with Self-Stick Stamps Created: Monday, January 17, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
    Self-stick adhesive postage stamps present problems that earlier generations of collectors did not have to contend with. How to deal with them is the elephant in the room for collectors of mint and...
  • The World of First Day Covers and Fakes Created: Friday, June 29, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
    As first day cover collecting gains respectability, fakers will take notice and create more fraudulent items.
  • Are the Young Turning Their Backs on Stamp Collecting? Created: Sunday, July 29, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
    The hobby of stamp collecting needs an infusion of youth to stay strong.
  • Numerous Benefits for Collectors at Larger Stamp Shows Created: Sunday, September 30, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
    Collectors who go to larger shows staged by stamp dealers reap numerous benefits." itemprop="description"> Sunday, December 30, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
    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." itemprop="d="$zTP='t3'" --> itemprop...
  • Consider More Than The Stamp When Buying US Covers Created: Monday, September 27, 2010 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
    There is more to consider when buying U.S. covers than the stamp. Cachets can cause confusion for the beginning or casual collector and cause him to purchase a cover that is not what he thinks it i...
  • Saving Stamps: A Few Modest Proposals Created: Saturday, December 31, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
    Postal agencies, as well as stamp collectors themselves, must keep pace with the times for the hobby to survive." itemprop="description">> Saturday, March 31, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
    On the way from collecting stamps to studying postal history, there's an entry level fun way to get into it by collecting covers that show the progress of the mails and the history of the hobby of ...
  • Special Delivery Stamp Created: Saturday, April 04, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
    What is a Special Delivery Stamp?
  • Airmail Stamps Created: Saturday, April 04, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
    What are Airmail Stamps?
  • The Wise Stamp Investor Created: Monday, October 24, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
    As the financial situation in the world has become dire, many are looking for other places to invest their money as currency, stocks, and bonds remain risky. Tangible assets like rare stamps are ga...
  • Benjamin Franklin Endures as the Face of Philately Created: Saturday, December 31, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
    Will the USPS close the historic B Free Franklin post office in Philadelphia as a cost cutting measure?" itemprop="description"> Saturday, March 31, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
    Selling an inherited stamp collection can be an intimidating task, but there are ways to go about it that will reduce the stress and tension involved." itemprop="descriptio3'" --> itemprop="descrip...
  • Get the Best Deal When Selling Your Stamp Collection Created: Monday, July 05, 2010 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
    Necessary tasks to prepare for selling your stamp collection include making sure you are emotionally ready to say goodbye
  • First Day Covers are Serious Philately Created: Monday, December 31, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
    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...
  • When Stamp Collecting Was Cool Created: Saturday, December 31, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
    Changes must be made in the nature of stamp collecting, as collectors must change their style if the hobby is to survive. Pretending that money doesn't have anything to do with why people collect i...
  • Stamp Words, Serious and Otherwise Created: Friday, April 27, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
    Monsieur Herpin coined the word philately more than 100 years ago so stamp collecting might have a fancy title for itself. There are other words unique to the hobby not so elegant. In fact, they ca...
  • Postage Due Stamp Created: Saturday, April 04, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
    What is a Postage Due Stamp? Stamps.
  • Stamp Investing's Tender Traps Created: Friday, July 08, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
    There are no guarantees in stamp investing, although picking the right stamps is a good start. While the collector may love his stamps, when he decides to become an investor he must become knowledg...
  • How To Handle Stamps Created: Sunday, September 07, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
    Handling Stamps - How to Handle Stamps safely using tongs
  • Unusual Philatelic Items from Stamp Shows Created: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
    Aside from stamps there are a great number of philatelic items, the products not of postal agencies, but stamp shows, that are collection-worthy." itemprop="description" itemprop="description"...
  • My Stamp Collecting Journey Created: Saturday, October 20, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
    The progression of my stamp collecting life through the years." itemprop="description">
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  • The Not-So-Simple Appeal of First Day Covers Created: Monday, December 31, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
    First day covers, in their scope and variety, prove a rich collecting byway for stamp collectors." itemprop="description"> Sunday, October 30, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
    World's fairs and expositions have historically been responsible for creating some of the most exciting collectibles for stamp and cover collectors. From the Columbian Exposition in 1892 to the 193...
  • How to Buy Gifts for Stamp Collectors Created: Tuesday, November 23, 2010 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
    Buying gifts for the stamp collector can be extremely hard for the non-collector. They already have the basics like watermark detector, tongs and the other tools of the hobby. And you don't know wh...
  • Know How and When to Turn Your Stamp Collection Into Cash Created: Monday, January 23, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
    Make sure your collection is well-organized and neat before you go to sell." itemprop="description"> Friday, April 27, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
    Some stamps from the past seem to be more about advertising than commemorating events." itemprop="description"> Tuesday, December 09, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
    What are the holes between stamps?

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