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Here are the top ten articles for the Stamps Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!

1. Stamp Printing Waste
There has been much suspicion ever since color-emitted errors were found on the 15 Santa Claus, Christmas Tree Ornament stamp of 1979 that some of these errors came from printer's waste. Printer's waste is incomplete or misprinted, misperforated, and misgummed product that was somehow improperly ta

2. Year Of The Monkey Issue
The United States Postal Service welcomes in the Year of the Monkey with a new nondenominated (49) forever stamp that features red-orange peonies from artist Kam Mak, and a small cut-paper image of a monkey based on a previously used design by artist Clarence Lee.

3. Philatelic Book Of Secrets
With the publication of Vol. 2 of the Philatelic Book of Secrets stamp collectors can become more knowledgeable about stamp expertizing. This book is a special edition of Stamp Market Quarterly, the expertizing firm's official publication.

4. Romanian Nostradamus Stamps
Nostradamus is a name that most people know, even if they don't know much about the man behind the name. Nostradamus was born Michel de Nostredame in December 1503 in Saint-Remy-Provence, France. Leaving the University of Avignon after an outbreak of the plague, he became a traveling apothecary, exp

5. What Makes Stamps Valuable?
As the old adage goes, you will never see or realize the value of something unless it is gone. In stamp collecting, stamps do not have to disappear or go kaput before somebody knows or understands their value. In fact, people had long been knowledgeable about the value of stamps that is why stamp co

6. Code Of Ethics Needed For Expertization
There is no governing set of rules or standard practices to which stamp dealers are expected or required to adhere to. As such both buyer and seller engage in a bit of theatrics to establish some kind of ground rules at the point of sale.

7. Mail in the 1600s and 1700s
Ever wonder how, before stamps and postal services, mail was delivered?

8. Changes For U.S. Stamp Printers
The United States Postal Service till has two stamp printing firms under contract, but the ownership for one firm has changed. The USPS announced that the CCL label of Clinton, S.C. has purchased longtime tamp printer Sennett Security Products and its Banknote Corporation of America operation.

9. Inverted Jenny Stamp Lottery
One of the most interesting stamp lotteries is underway at a post office near you. With a move, guaranteed to drive many stamp collectors bonkers, The U.S. Postal service has intentionally issued 100 souvenir sheets of six $2 Inverted Jenny stamps with the plane right-side up.

10. Why Do People Collect Stamps?
Many people consider stamp collecting as a personal hobby. To get started in collecting stamps can be fun and exciting. It is important to be sure what type of stamps to search and look for. He must also know how to secure and preserve them so that he will be able to present them in a very organized



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