Guide to Stamp CollectingBook - 2008
Provides stamp enthusiasts with an introduction to the world of rare stamps and the collector's hobby, covering a wide range of interests from bidding in auctions and proper handling to storing collected stamps and assessing a stamp's condition and grade. Original. 15,000 first printing.
From America's leading experts, your ultimate Guide to Stamp Collecting
Whether you've always wanted to start a stamp collection or already have the beginnings of one, this is the definitive guide to becoming a smart and savvy stamp collector, with information on everything from the history of stamps to surprising celebrity philatelists to the best way to remove stamps from envelopes. You'll receive priceless expert advice on:
- Finding and identifying stamps
- Caring for and exhibiting your collection
- Understanding collecting terms
- Verifying authenticity
- Using internet resources
And much more!