Millions of individuals collect stamps and have been collecting them for decades. The great thing about collecting stamps is that their value is going to go up over time. In the beginning of your collection, it might only be a few cents per stamp but this can definitely go up as the stamp itself ages. One thing that you need to remember about collecting new or old stamps is that you need to keep them in very good Read the rest of this entry »
Stamp collection is a hobby shared by many across the world. Collections range from historically-significant stamps to stamps gathered from as many countries as possible.
If you’re looking to start a stamp collection, visit some of your local stamp collection stores. Stamps that are no longer in circulation are normally sold by specialty stores. If you are serious about starting this type of collection, you may need to do a good amount of driving to find a decent collection Read the rest of this entry »
If you are looking for some fantastic new European postage stamps to add to your collection you need to check out some of the wonderful new designs. Zazzle.com from Italy have an entire new set of scenic 45 stamps which include some of the most popular tourist destinations and art work from pop culture. Check out the Firenze, Amalfi and Palermo stamps depicting beautiful Italian scenes. The Italian flag is also a popular design and is being depicted using a heart (striped red, green and white), a lipstick kiss ( Read the rest of this entry »
Of the many hobbies available today, collecting postage stamps is one of the most time-honored. The first postage stamp came out of England in 1847. It was commissioned to commemorate the coronation of Queen Victoria. Since that first stamp nearly every country has issued postage stamps, including the United States.
At the height of the Civil War postage stamps were in mass circulation in the United States. By the twentieth century, stamp collecting had become popular in terms of both value and Read the rest of this entry »
Many people have hobbies. Stamp collecting in popular with many people. Stamps have been around for decades and have great value. Some stamps are worth millions of dollars. Some of the most collectable and sough after stamps come from the 1800s’ especially the mid part of the century.
One of the most valuable stamps in the One Penny Black. This was the first stamp issues in the year 1840. They may not be rare but are valuable to collectors. This is the stamp Read the rest of this entry »
One of the oldest hobbies still practiced today is the hobby of collecting stamps. Stamps have been in use for nearly two centuries. For most of that time the process to acquire stamps for an individuals collection was limited and regional. Modern technology has changed the way that people collect stamps. Today’s collector no longer has to trade through the post, or attend local conventions. While these options still do exist there are now faster Read the rest of this entry »
No matter how you obtain your stamps, whether it’s tireless antique store shopping or direct orders over your www.Satellite-HQ.com internet, you’re going to want to protect your collection. If you’ve got a sizable an valuable assortment of stamps, here are a few tips for storing them responsibly.
Get Books: Collectible stores and hobby shops sell a wide variety of stamp books and they look a lot like photo albums. Spring for a book that keeps out light and dust and find one that won’t stick to the Read the rest of this entry »
Collecting stamps can become a fun and addictive hobby. There are so many stamps available and each one has a unique origin and picture. If you are just starting off your stamp collection, here are some helpful tips.
1. Collect stamps from your personal mail. We all get mail, but with the increase in electronic mail, stamps are less common now. However, several times a week you should get postage stamps on some of your mail. Read the rest of this entry »
Stamp collecting is one of the most popular hobbies in existence, but what exactly is the appeal of collecting stamps as a hobby?
Stamp collecting is a varied and interesting hobby that is rooted in art, history, celebrities, and even rare valuables. The hobby of stamp collecting is joyous to many because there are so many stamps to collect and most every design is interesting or beautiful to look at. From subjects as common as a flower to a funny cartoon Read the rest of this entry »
The adhesive postage stamp originated from Great Britain, where it was invented by Rowland Hill in 1837. However stamps were hand applied until May 6, 1840 when the first Penny Black stamp was issued. The stamp featured the engraved head of Queen Victoria against a black background. Her head would remain on all stamps for the following 60 years. Also in 1840 a two-pence stamp was introduced, indicated by a blue background. The black penny stamp only remained black for one year until 1841, when it was Read the rest of this entry »