Different Type Of Stamp Collecting Methods

Different Type Of Stamp Collecting Methods

Different Type Of Stamp Collecting Methods


Free Online Articles Directory




Why Submit Articles?
Top Authors
Top Articles
FAQ
ABAnswers

Publish Article

0 && $.browser.msie ) {
var ie_version = parseInt($.browser.version);
if(ie_version Login


Login via


Register
Hello
My Home
Sign Out

Email

Password


Remember me?
Lost Password?

Home Page > Hobbies > Collecting > Different Type Of Stamp Collecting Methods

Different Type Of Stamp Collecting Methods

Posted: Mar 01, 2009 |




]]>

Stamp collecting, for the uninitiated, is the collection of stamps from around the globe. Technically, it is called a philatelic collection (funny way of naming things, these scientists have). And if you think it’s a hobby for kids and weird ones, you’ll be surprised at how many people, great and small have been indulging in this hobby for years. It has become serious enough that people are setting up and maintaining organizations that study these postal artifacts with care and respect.

Stamps have a certain amount of history and culture attached to them, and that makes them so fascinating to collect. You are brought face to face with different cultures and different time periods. Browsing though a stamp album is pretty much like browsing through history itself.

And while many hobbies require very expensive equipment, stamp collecting requires inexpensive and readily available equipment to enjoy. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to set up you collection, not to mention straightforward and engaging.

So you’ve started your own stamp collection, huh? You’ve invested in tools and albums and are ready and raring to start you stamp collecting career. The only bummer is that you don’t know where to get your stamps.

For starting collectors, here are a few sources of collecting stamps to help you build up your stash of postal wonders.

1. Mail – Yes, the oldest and cheapest means of getting stamps is the mail that gets to your mailbox. And while the amount of mail you are receiving may be affected by the advent of the internet and email, mailboxes are still a great way to get stamps. However, you will have to take great care in handling such stamps as you have to learn how to properly soak and mount these stamps for you collection.

Your friends and neighbor are also a good source of stamps. You can tell them of your hobby, and more often than not, they’d be happy to give their unused stamps to you. You may have to instruct them to give you the envelope as it is so that you can properly process the stamps out. Or you may have them cut out the stamp from the envelope – while, of course, leaving a lot of leeway around the stamp.

2. Trading – during your stamp collecting career, you will definitely come across a glut of same stamps. Well, if you have two of the same kind, why not find another stamp enthusiast and swap stamps. Trading stamps is one of the most exciting activities in stamp collecting. It’s a great way to meet fellow enthusiasts and a great way to land your hands – I mean stamp tongs (never handle your stamps without them!) on a unique stamp.

But before you consider trading a stamp, you have to examine them if they truly are alike. Some stamps may look alike, but may actually be different. Try looking at the perforation count using a perforation gauge, or at watermarks and fine detail. And to top that, look at every minutiae, including wear, tear, and damage. This will help you assess whether the stamp you are trading is worth trading after all.

You may also trade some of the unique ones in your collection for unique ones that you like better. But that is a trickier and more complicated story.

3. Sellers – there are some that sell stamps either as a collector’s item or in bulk. Many collectors have duplicate stamps – just like you. You may be able to get good deals on these stamps especially if they are not rare.

In the case of rare stamps, you will find that they will cost a greater deal of money. If you are starting out in your hobby, you may want to focus on the easier ones to procure before going after the bigger fish.

Some will sell bulk orders of assorted stamps. This is a great way to beef up your collection, especially if you are starting out.

Conclusion

There is a multitude of ways to get your hands on stamps – everyone as exciting as the other. The trick here is to be consistent in your collecting efforts. Try not to pass up on opportunities to get new stamps for your collection. In terms of value and enjoyment, they definitely become more fulfilling as time goes by.

Retrieved from “http://www.articlesbase.com/collecting-articles/different-type-of-stamp-collecting-methods-795568.html

(ArticlesBase SC #795568)

Watch your traffic increase just by submitting articles with us, click here to get started.
Liked this article? Click here to publish it on your website or blog, it’s free and easy!

Jerald Shin Shapiro
About the Author:

To learn about how to tell if someone is lying and why do people lie, visit the Compulsive Lying website.

]]>
Questions and Answers

Ask our experts your Collecting related questions here…

Ask

200 Characters left

What are primary data collection methods?
Is there somewhere locally I can sell my stamp collection today?
What are different types of birth control pills ?

Rate this Article

1
2
3
4
5

vote(s)
0 vote(s)

Feedback

Print

Re-Publish

0) {
ch_selected = Math.floor(Math.random()*ch_queries.length);
if(ch_selected == ch_queries.length) ch_selected–;
ch_query = ch_queries[ch_selected];
}
}catch(e){
ch_query = document.title;
}
]]>

Source:  http://www.articlesbase.com/collecting-articles/different-type-of-stamp-collecting-methods-795568.html

Article Tags:
lie, lying, society, self improvement, compulsive lying, how to tell if someone is lying, why do people lie, lying disorder, body language lying, quotes on lying

Related Videos

Related Articles

Latest Collecting Articles
More from Jerald Shin Shapiro


How to Collect Stamps

Ever wanted to start a stamp collection but never knew how? Learn how to with these quick tips. (02:15)


Is it ever ok to fib?

Our sites
Cyber synagogue
www.esynagogue.org
www.jewishconversionchicago.com
www.neshamah.org Gail site
www.ganskokie.
www.jonathanginsburg.net
BLOGS
www.rabbireflects.blogspot.com
www.jewcybercentral.blogspot.com collect Jewish sites on web (02:45)


How to Double Mount Stamps

Learn how to double mount stamps. (03:30)


How to Use the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig

Learn how to use the stamp-a-ma-jig. (03:10)


How to Do the Kissing Technique in Stamping

Learn how to do the kissing technique in stamping. (02:26)

Covert Hypnosis Exposed

Master Hypnotist Reveals Forbidden Secret Of How To Control People’s Minds (Without Their Knowledge) And Make Them Obey Covert Commands During Normal Conversation!

By:
muratl

Self Improvement>
Psychologyl
Mar 02, 2011
lViews: 122

Using The Internet To Buy Stamps

Many people may not be aware of it, but eBay.com is fast becoming one of the best ways to buy, sell and trade stamps. Philatelists have discovered that eBay is a great way to expand and improve their stamp collection.

By:
Jerald Shin Shapirol

Hobbies>
Collectingl
Jul 14, 2009
lViews: 167

Using Software To Help With Stamp Collecting

Stamp collecting has been a favorite among hobbyists worldwide. In fact, numerous associations and organizations like the American Philatelic Society and other philatelic societies online and in real life have been devoted to philately by serious hobbyists worldwide. This proves that people’s interest in

By:
Jerald Shin Shapirol

Hobbies>
Collectingl
Jul 14, 2009

Learn About Stamp Collector Certificates

Stamp collecting has been a very popular hobby and has been thriving for several generations all over the world. Technically referred to as philately, stamp collecting is an art itself, requiring great discipline among its enthusiasts.

By:
Jerald Shin Shapirol

Hobbies>
Collectingl
Mar 01, 2009

The Famous Stamp Collectors

The following are famous stamp collectors and enthusiasts who have made stamp collecting their living breathing and walking life.

By:
Jerald Shin Shapirol

Hobbies>
Collectingl
Mar 01, 2009
lViews: 816

A Quick Guide To Stamps

For many years, stamps had always been a significant part of man’s history. In fact, it has been known as the single most effective motivating force for people to infuse history into the modern world of information technology. This goes to show that in spite of the various gadgets and mechanisms that man was

By:
Jerald Shin Shapirol

Hobbies>
Collectingl
Mar 01, 2009

5 Ways To Use A Cap Gun

Depending on the type and style of Cap Gun you have, there may be endless options to goodtimes and fun. If you’re in need of something new don’t hesitate, you’ve come to the right place. We at CapGuns.org have countless unique and wonderful ways to utilize that beautiful piece of weaponary in your hand. Stop and take a minute to ponder this question. What are the different ways I can use my cap gun and still have fun doing it? Have an idea? Tell us about it by leaving a comment or emailing us.

By:
Cap Gunsl

Hobbies>
Collectingl
Aug 09, 2011

An Examination of Occult Symbols Used in the Hitler’s Youth Badge of 1943

Contrary to the Fuhrer’s dismissal of Nazi occultism, one need only examine the Hitler Youth (HJ) sports competition tinnie of 1943 to recognize mysticism’s underlying role in the Nazi Party. The badge has a swastika that is imposed upon a diamond shaped figure and nestled between a crescent of oak leaves. The badge’s design is simple yet highly symbolic.

By:
Michael Maniscalcol

Hobbies>
Collectingl
Aug 09, 2011

Starting Off Early With This Metal Detecting Hobby

Let’s face the facts, for some people, the hobby of metal detecting can be a passing need, a fad, one that ends often, quicker than the gloss of our sparkling, new metal detectors.

By:
Marie Malacamanl

Hobbies>
Collectingl
Aug 07, 2011

Ride the Empire Builder Bachmann HO scale train set

If you are looking for an interesting and very distinctive ho scale train set, you are in the right place. The Bachmann Empire Builder ho gauge train set fits this description and is the one for you

By:
Modeltrainpro.coml

Hobbies>
Collectingl
Aug 07, 2011

Traditional Samurai Swords

The golden age of the Samurai katana was follwed by a period in which many of the skills of sword-making were lost. Many sword smiths turned their attention to making guns around the mid 1500s, further lessening the skills of sword makers. After World War II Sword smiths inside of the country, as well as around the world, attempted to recreate the forging techniques used during the height of the golden age of the Japanese katana.

By:
williaml

Hobbies>
Collectingl
Aug 07, 2011

Everything You Need To Make Your Ideal Wine Cellar

So you’ve decided to take a large step, and move from wine lover to wine connoisseur. You are going to buy a wine cellar. This guide will give you all the information you need to make this purchase.

By:
Jerald Shin Shapirol
Food and Beveragel
Apr 20, 2011

Treating Skin Cancer With Green Tea

Some of the most promising cancer research going on today involves the use of green tea and its ability to prevent cancer and even treat cancer in patients who have already been diagnosed with the disease. Researchers are examining many possibilities for how green tea might be used, and working to determine the

By:
Jerald Shin Shapirol
Food and Beveragel
Apr 20, 2011

Taking The Time To Teach Good Money Skills To Your Kids

How many times have you told your kids, “Money doesn’t grow on trees”? Eventually, your children are going to have to learn that getting the things they want requires some effort. The sooner you instill this concept in your child’s mind, the better. Lessons about finances are easy and can be incorporated

By:
Jerald Shin Shapirol
Internetl
Apr 16, 2011

Advice on Hawaiian Vacation Rentals

Each year, a large number of tourists travel to Hawaii. Those tourists come to Hawaii for many different reasons, but one of those reasons is because of the beaches. Hawaii is most well-know for its beautiful beaches and tropical weather; the perfect combination for a perfect vacation. If you are interested in

By:
Jerald Shin Shapirol
Travell
Apr 10, 2011

The Best Scuba Diving in Grand Cayman

With around 250 Grand Cayman diving sites to choose from, picking a couple of sites for a one-week vacation can be confusing. With the diverse array of fishes and corals found in every dive site, it’s very difficult to resist viewing the features of each. For fish lovers, a diverse array of fishes and

By:
Jerald Shin Shapirol
Travell
Apr 09, 2011

Submit

Your Articles Here
It’s Free and easy

Sign Up Today


Author Navigation

My Home
Publish Article
View/Edit Articles
View/Edit Q&A
Edit your Account
Manage Authors
Statistics Page
Personal RSS Builder
My Home
Edit your Account
Update Profile
View/Edit Q&A
Publish Article
Author Box


Jerald Shin Shapiro has 212 articles online

Contact Author

Subscribe to RSS

Print article

Send to friend

Re-Publish article

Articles Categories
All Categories

Advertising
Arts & Entertainment
Automotive
Beauty
Business
Careers
Computers
Education
Finance
Food and Beverage
Health
Hobbies
Home and Family
Home Improvement
Internet
Law
Marketing
News and Society
Relationships
Self Improvement
Shopping
Spirituality
Sports and Fitness
Technology
Travel
Writing

Hobbies

Bird Watching
Board Games
Card Games
Collecting
Crafts
Digital Photography
Needlework
Photography
Scrapbooking
Video Games

]]>

Need Help?
Contact Us
FAQ
Submit Articles
Editorial Guidelines
Blog

Site Links
Recent Articles
Top Authors
Top Articles
Find Articles
Site Map
Mobile Version

Webmasters
RSS Builder
RSS
Link to Us

Business Info
Advertising

Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of the Terms Of Use and Privacy Policy | User published content is licensed under a Creative Commons License.
Copyright © 2005-2011 Free Articles by ArticlesBase.com, All rights reserved.

To learn about how to tell if someone is lying and why do people lie, visit the Compulsive Lying website.

Article from articlesbase.com

Related Stamp Collection Articles

You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

Leave a Reply

CommentLuv badge

Powered by WordPress