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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. Late-Fee Postal Markings
Prior to the invention and increased public use of the telegraph and telephone in the 19th century, people primarily communicated long distance by mail. When they had a message to send, they often wanted it to get to its destination as quickly as possible.

2. Canadian Stamp Knowledge
Since its inception on May 6, 1840, “postage stamps” had been a part of history as it unfolds the greatest line of creations that the society is enjoying up to this day.

3. Stamp Collecting Resource Books
Stamp collecting is an enriching hobby because it has educational and cultural value. In about six months, you shall have learned about countries and special events, and a lot about the stamp collecting industry as well. You will probably meet a lot of interesting fellow collectors with whom you c

4. One Of Our Oldest Hobbies
Stamp collecting is probably one of man’s older pursuits that can be labeled “wholesome” and “promising.”

5. Neighbor Stamp Collecting
Stamp collecting is one of the most popular hobbies among Canadians. Canada has great respect on Stamp collecting which dates back to as early as the 17th century.

6. Stamp Collecting Values
Stamps have been a ubiquitous part of everyday life. After all, stamps are one of the ingenious ways devised by the postal services in order to facilitate payment for the delivery of letters, mail equivalents, packets, and the like. Because of the ubiquity of stamps, it is inevitable that many indiv

7. Overprints And Surcharges Great To Collect
Defined simply, a stamp overprint is one that has any printing added over the original completed design of the stamp. This overprinting can include a surcharge which is an overprinted marking that changes or restates the stamp's denomination. Also included in this definition are other images or word

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

9. How To Make Money With Stamps
Throughout the last century, fortunes have been earned and lost with stamps. Many collectors have made significant amounts of money over time, while others have lost money as well. The main group that has made money consistently have been stamp dealers. The ability to buy at wholesale prices and sel

10. Valuing 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



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