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How to Sell Stamps on eBay

How to Sell Stamps on eBay

16-02-2020 News

Online auction services, especially eBay, have made it possible for any collector to become a stamp dealer. Get a catalog of your area, determine the catalog number, decide on a price of the item you're selling, list your item. Simple. In fact, you don't even need a catalog. Just search...

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Belgian Philately through history

Belgian Philately through history

14-02-2020 News

1815-50 By the Congress of Vienna, Holland and Belgium with Luxembourg were united under the King of the Netherlands. The King proclaimed that all territories under his government belonged to the kingdom of the Netherlands. Postal services were amalgamated under the Dutch Director-General and in the following 15 years most handstruck...

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Upside-Down Stamp: Love and Trouble

Upside-Down Stamp: Love and Trouble

11-02-2020 News

With little personal mail today, some of the classics of odd envelope messages may be lost on a generation that communicates via email. SWAK for example -- although fitting nicely into the texting template of acronyms -- still means Sealed With A Kiss and not So What Are Kids, or...

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To Use or Not to Use Stamp Albums

To Use or Not to Use Stamp Albums

31-01-2020 News

The blank spaces in an album have sunk many a collector as soon as their good ship of philately is launched. Luckily, the day of buying a huge album and attempting to fill it with thousands of stamps as the primary way to collect are over. You are not denigrated...

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Selling an Inherited Stamp Collection

Selling an Inherited Stamp Collection

27-01-2020 News

If you inherited a stamp collection, it can be an intimidating task to sell it. If you are not a serious collector yourself, you will be unfamiliar with this specialized world. You will have to make choices on how you go about getting it appraised and then selling it. Know Your...

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Love Is in the mail with USPS “Made of Hearts” forever stamp

Love Is in the mail with USPS “Made of Hearts” forever stamp

24-01-2020 News

Love is celebrated with Made of Hearts, the latest stamp in the U.S. Postal Service’s Love series, available now. This heart-filled design is just right for thank-you notes, get-well cards or any occasion when love is the perfect message. A dedication ceremony for the stamp was held today at St...

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Golfer Arnold Palmer to be honored with USPS Forever stamp

Golfer Arnold Palmer to be honored with USPS Forever stamp

21-01-2020 News

The U.S. Postal Service will dedicate a stamp honoring golfer Arnold Palmer (1929–2016), who rose from humble beginnings to become a champion. With drive and charisma, he helped transform a game once seen as a pastime for the elite into a sport enjoyed by the masses. During a nearly decade-long period...

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Why Not All Stamp Collections Are Valuable

Why Not All Stamp Collections Are Valuable

18-01-2020 News

One of the saddest things in the stamp collecting hobby is when a collector who has poured their heart into their collection goes to sell and is told by a dealer that the collection is virtually worthless. How does this happen? Aren't all stamps valuable? And, aren't they worth more the...

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General issue carrier stamps reprinted in 1875 are affordable

General issue carrier stamps reprinted in 1875 are affordable

12-01-2020 News

Finding and collecting an example of all three printings of the reprinted 1875 United States U.S.P.O. Despatch imperforate 1¢ blue Eagle carrier stamp (Scott LO5) is a fascinating and relatively inexpensive endeavor. Image courtesy of Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries. The Scott Specialized Catalogue of United States Stamps and Covers includes...

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2020 Challenge: Recruit, Join, Win a Free Life Membership

2020 Challenge: Recruit, Join, Win a Free Life Membership

09-01-2020 News

A new decade, a new challenge: Recruiting 2,020 new members for 2020. This ambitious goal will require all of us to accomplish. We’re so serious, we’re offering three life memberships as an incentive and a thank you: APS Members: For every new member you recommend, your name will be entered into...

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Catalogs and Your Stamp Collection's Value

Catalogs and Your Stamp Collection's Value

06-01-2020 News

It goes without saying that stamp collectors could not do without their catalogs. Catalogs should be recognized for what they are--guides, not the final word on the value of stamps. Unless, like Stanley Gibbons Ltd. catalogs, the publisher is also a stamp retailer. It's great for collectors who quote high catalog...

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Best Ways to Store a Stamp Collection

Best Ways to Store a Stamp Collection

26-12-2019 News

Stamps are one of the most fragile collectibles. The value of the same stamp can be $100 or $10 depending on its condition, which can vary based on tears, creases, thins, or intact gum. How you store your collection can make all the difference. There are many ways to store a...

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Know How and When to Turn Your Stamp Collection into Cash

Know How and When to Turn Your Stamp Collection into Cash

23-12-2019 News

Stamp collectors have the stuff and the somethings that are similar to securities (issued, as they are by governments) and provide liquidity as they are salable at a moment's notice to a ready and enthusiastic clientele. But don't forget that the sale of your stamps is dependent upon many things. Condition...

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How much is my collection worth?

How much is my collection worth?

17-12-2019 News

The short answer: "It depends..." Usually, when people want to know how much their stamp collection is worth, it’s because they don’t know much about the collection, as in it was given to them or they don’t have the time and knowledge to figure this out on their own. When a person...

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The Queen opens new RPSL headquarters

The Queen opens new RPSL headquarters

13-12-2019 News

On Tuesday, 26 November Her Majesty the Queen, graciously visited 15 Abchurch Lane to open officially the new headquarters of The Royal Philatelic Society London. Her Majesty was greeted by The Lord Mayor, Alderman William Russell as Lord Lieutenant, who presented Mr Richard Stock FRPSL, President of the Society, to...

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U.S. Postal Service Announces Healing PTSD Semipostal Fundraising Stamp

U.S. Postal Service Announces Healing PTSD Semipostal Fundraising Stamp

08-12-2019 News

The U.S. Postal Service today announced that a semipostal stamp to help raise funds for those diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is being issued Dec. 2 at McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square in Charlotte, NC. The Healing PTSD semipostal stamp features a photographic illustration of a green plant sprouting...

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Did You Catch Those Stamps In The Latest Season Of “The Crown”?

Did You Catch Those Stamps In The Latest Season Of “The Crown”?

04-12-2019 News

A recent scene in the Netflix series “The Crown” really caught our attention. Those who collect Great Britain stamps will know why we were so excited by the opening for season three of this show! It’s not every day you see something so historic related to stamps on television. This season...

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