Stamp Collecting for Dummies

Stamp Collecting for Dummies

Stamp Collecting For Dummies holds everything a new collector needs to know — how to start a collection; how to handle, protect, store, and display stamps; plus how to diversify or specialize a collection. This friendly guide explains how to evaluate a stamp’s value — with a special pricing guide appendix. Plus, it shows you how to catalog and organize your collection using new software designed specifically for stamp collectors. The color insert illustrates the detail and beauty of a variety

Rating: (out of 6 reviews)

List Price: $ 21.99

Price: $ 19.95

Lighthouse First Day Sheets Stamp Album in Blue ETB

  • This album has 50 clear sheets for “German First Day of Issue Certificates”- commonly known as ETB Cards (Ersttagsblatt).
  • It will also hold 2 – A5 stock cards in one sheet, or any other philatelic items that fit the dimensions.

This album is blue leatherette. Pages are free from chemical softeners. Pockets measure 6″ x 8″. The entire album measures approximately 7-1/2″ x 2-1/4″ x 9-1/2″.

Price: $ 18.95

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5 Responses to “Stamp Collecting for Dummies”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Review by for Stamp Collecting for Dummies
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    I have always thought the Dummies series of books were some of the best-written “How To” books on the market. This one lives up to that reputation. Mr. Sine has produced a well-written, clear guidebook for both new and experienced collectors. He manages to cover the subject without getting bogged down in the jargon of the hobby. His style and wit are welcome in a hobby whose literature can at times be very dry. This is a good guide to a great hobby.

  2. K. E. Plenckers says:

    Review by K. E. Plenckers for Stamp Collecting for Dummies
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    When you are American and want to start a collection of American stamps, this is the book for you.

    The book contains some really nice tips e.g. how to set up a reference collection. However, I would have like to see some more technical stuff e.g. on how to identify watermarks (and especially when its not straightforward). It also is a pity that the author spends a lot of time on American stamps (and I am not American :) ), askPhil and the fact that you can also start a thematic collection. In so many pages the author could and should have covered a lot more ground.

    So definitely not a book for intermediate level collectors or people interested in the world outside the USA.

  3. David A. Baer says:

    Review by David A. Baer for Stamp Collecting for Dummies
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    This volume in the ‘Dummies’ series is written with a humorous light touch that makes it especially attractive to the Dummy who knows he is one and doesn’t need to be reminded that he is one by being frog-marched through impenetrable jargon. In addition, Richard Sine or his editor have had the foresight to break the topics he treats up into very small sections and subsections.

    The result is a light-hearted but content-rich introduction to the topic, one that this reviewer is only beginning to explore.

    I cannot imagine a more effective starting point for the would-be stamp collector or – like me – the person who needs to know before he invests time and treasure whether this is something he’s going to be able to manage.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Review by for Stamp Collecting for Dummies
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    I have always thought the Dummies series of books were some of the best-written “How To” books on the market. This one lives up to that reputation. Mr. Sine has produced a well-written, clear guidebook for both new and experienced collectors. He manages to cover the subject without getting bogged down in the jargon of the hobby. His style and wit are welcome in a hobby whose literature can at times be very dry. This is a good guide to a great hobby.

  5. Ronald W. Macaluso says:

    Review by Ronald W. Macaluso for Stamp Collecting for Dummies
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    HAVNT READ THE ENTIRE BOOK YET-BUT I WAS LOOKING FOR HOW TO SELL STAMPS AND HOW MUCH THEY WERE WORTH-SINCE I HAVE OVER 10’000 STAMPS THIS IS GOING TO BE A MAJOR PROBLEM-OTHERWISE THE BOOK IS OK-BUT IT ISNT VERY GOOD FOR PRICING OR SELLING

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