Top Stamp Collecting tips
Looking to start a stamp collection? These Top Stamp Collecting tips should help you on your way.
Concentrate your efforts: By concentrating on a specific country, era, or type of stamp, collectors have the opportunity to become hugely knowledgeable in their field. Never was the phrase “jack of all trades, master of none” more applicable.
Tell your friends and family: Don’t be afraid to let your friends and family know what you get up to in the evenings. That way, they can pass on any items they think may be of interest to you. It may also ensure you get Christmas presents you want.
Forget Penny Blacks: The world’s first postage stamp, issued by Britain in 1840, is not particularly rare. More than 286,000 sheets were produced which means that average-condition specimens can be purchased for less than $100.
Buy through a reputable dealer: Purchasing through a dealer offers you confidence that the stamps you are buying are genuine, especially if the dealer offers a lifetime guarantee.
Get online: There are many well-frequented stamp collecting forums out there, with experts ready to tackle your queries and to encourage your passion. Stampboards is a good place to start.
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