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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. $2 Inverted Jenny Sales Figures
Here are some of the details on the new Jenny Invert stamp sales. The United States Postal service sold 112,605 panes of six $2 Jenny Invert self-adhesive stamps during the first 30 days of issue.
2. Semipostal Stamps
Semipostal stamps represent an unusual type of stamp. A semipostal stamp offers the option of contributing additional money to a charity or cause when purchasing the stamp. The name is quit fitting in that a “semipostal,” only part of the purchase price of the stamp pays for postage, the rest is don
3. Souvenir Stamp Sheets
There are many words and phrases used to describe stamps. The phrase “souvenir sheet” is one that can mean different things to different stamp collectors. It is a confusing phrase at best. Perhaps part of the problem in how the phrase is used to describe stamps.
4. Stamp Collecting Tools Required For Collecting
Thank goodness, stamp collecting is not as expensive to pursue as skiing or golf, where the tools and equipment can cost thousands of dollars. Plus ski and golf clothes can be expensive in their own right.
5. State Of Stamp Collecting
The state of stamp collecting is always an engaging topic. One side claims stamp collecting as a hobby is doing great, while the other side claims it is on its last legs. Who is right and who is wrong? Not an easy question to answer.
6. First Day Covers Grace Period
A first-day cover is supposed to be cancelled on its first day of being issued. The chances are great that any modern first-day cover you have in your collection may not have been cancelled on the first day of its issuance. Why is this you may ask?
7. Post Office Has No Clout
We all know about the financial woes of the Post Office and Congresses’ seeming inability to deal with the issues. The simple fact is that the Post Office is powerless in asking Congress to deal with the continuing deficits it keeps facing.
8. Mail in the 1600s and 1700s
Ever wonder how, before stamps and postal services, mail was delivered?
9. Stamp Collecting Not An Investment
Stamps have been in and out of the media of late. In June an 1856 one cent British Guiana Magenta stamp fetched around $9.5 million at auction. The selling price no doubt put rare stamp investing into the media spectrum.
10. EBay Scraps Stamp Review Program
The giant online Internet auction site eBay, has discontinued two programs that were created to protect collectors from fake and questionable sales. The two programs reviewed stamp and coin sales on its auction website. The closings were not well publicized to the public at large.
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