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1. Keeping Your Stamps Safe
Collecting stamps, for some people, is more than just a hobby—it’s a lifestyle. In fact, the world has been witness to decades upon decades of stamp collecting. Case in point: the American Philatelic Society (APS) with its 44,000 members—the biggest membership in the entire world—was founded as earl

2. Can Stamp Collecting Be Fun?
Many consider stamp collecting as a fun activity not only for older people but also for kids. It provides a person the pleasure of collecting different types of stamps that he may find in ordinary binders or through his received mail. Some people consider it an exciting hobby. For a beginner, he may

3. Pricing Stamps
Stamp collecting is not exactly a new trend sweeping through the world; In fact, philately (or the study of stamps), and stamp collecting have been of interest to many enthusiasts for over centuries. In fact, the American Philatelic Society (APS), which is the biggest congregation of philatelists an

4. About Stamp Collecting
A stamp is a small piece of paper that is glued to the envelope whenever a document or a letter is sent via the post office. This is used both locally and internationally as a fee for the service rendered. There are two ways to send mail. The first is buying postage stamps then sending it using the

5. Hidden Images In U.S. Stamps
Various United Stamps have been issued with a hidden image incorporated into the design. Usually this image is a single word, short phrase or object, or a combination of these. The four Early Football Heroes issued some years back all feature a hidden image—a stylized running football player.

6. Stamp Albums Are Special
Stamp collectors have their own specialized albums. And as seasoned and professional philatelists will say, “just make sure you have enough pages in your album to hold a lot of stamps.” Some people have been known to keep more stamp albums than photo albums in their attic.

7. Postal Stamp Collecting
Even before many philatelists thought up the hobby of stamp collecting, it is rather obvious that the act of exchanging letters through a centralized system that would recognize stamps as payment to cover carriage costs would have to be put in place. The American Philatelic Society (APS), which is t

8. Error Stamps

9. Stamp Collecting Enjoyment
You will probably meet very few people who say they have never collected anything in their life. But there are people, even when not deliberately collecting a particular object, who tend to have more than one of the same thing. It can be anything - tennis socks of different colors, brand name trai

10. Supplies Needed
Compared to other collectible items, stamp collections only require inexpensive supplies and accessories. These tools are essential in securing, protecting, and preserving any kind of stamps. Each stamp should be handled and cared using these tools to ensure that stamps would last a long time.



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