What books should a person who wants to take up stamp collecting have?
- Stamp Collecting for Dummies
- The Official Stamp Collector's Bible
- Stamp Collecting
- A First Stamp Album for Beginners
- All About Stamps: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Philatelic Terms
- The Official Blackbook Price Guide to U.S. Postage Stamps, 26th edition
- The Scott Postage Stamp Catalog is a great starting point. A bit expensive, it includes a full set of definitions of the terms and grading guidelines. It also will provide a listing of the stamps and postal issues of the countries you are interested in. Most libraries include a copy in their reference sections.
You might want to see if you can pick up the Scott catalogs at a second hand store. I picked mine up for a two dollars each at a library sale. They were a few years out of date, but the price of stamps doesn't change that fast and they are great for reference.
i just used a mini scrapbook. It won't be worth anything for a while anyway enjoy them.
I wouldn't recommend gluing stamps into a book - the stamps won't be worth anything. You should be able to pick up a bag of hinges cheap at many hobby stores or on eBay for next to nothing. Hinges are little tabs that stick to the back of the stamp and let you stick them into a scrapbook. If you want to remove them, you can do so without damaging the stamps. Preserves the quality of the stamps.
The best all around book for the intermediate collector would have to be the Scott Classic specialized catalog of stamps and covers. It gives you all the stamps of the world from the beginning to 1940. Colored pictures of each stamp is given as well. A great reference guide. It also has a comprehensive listing of U.S. If you are in Canada, the Unitrade catalog identifies all the variations etc.. Most countries have their own specialized book.
James Watson has written: 'The Stanley Gibbons book of stamps and stamp collecting' -- subject(s): Postage stamps, Stamp collecting 'The Stanley Gibbons book of stampsand stamp collecting' -- subject(s): Collectors and collecting, Postage-stamps 'Your book of stamps' -- subject(s): Stamp collecting 'Modern 8mm cine-photography' -- subject(s): Amateurs' manuals, Cinematography
Burton Hobson has written: 'Coin identifier' -- subject(s): Coins 'Coin collecting as a hobby' -- subject(s): Coins, Collectors and collecting, Juvenile literature, Numismatics 'Stamp collecting as a hobby' -- subject(s): Stamp collecting 'Historic gold coins of the world: from Croesus to Elizabeth II' -- subject(s): Gold coins 'Illustrated encyclopedia of world coins' -- subject(s): Coins, Dictionaries, Encyclopedias 'Picture guide to coin conditions' -- subject(s): Numismatics 'Hidden values in coins' -- subject(s): Coins 'International guide to…
Richard John Sutton has written: 'Stamps are money' -- subject- s -: Stamp collecting, Collectors and collecting 'Practical philately' -- subject- s -: Stamp collecting, Collectors and collecting 'The law of creditors' remedies in New Zealand' -- subject- s -: Debtor and creditor 'Stamp curiosities' -- subject- s -: Postage-stamps 'The law of creditors' remedies in New Zealand'
Is stamp collecting being a hobby that is sometimes used in the schools to teach economics and social studies a correct sentence?
What was Charley argument when the psychiatrist told him that the stamp collecting was a temporary refuge from reality in the lesson the third level by Jack Finney?
As with all collectibles, it depends. I am only speaking here of WWII Ration Stamp Books. The largest consideration is condition--not only of the boolket folder, but of the stamps thatmay still be inside. From recent purchases from several dealers int he stamp collecting business, purchase price ranges between $2.00 (few stamps) and $15.00 (many stamps). If you chose to sell to one of these dealers, the offering price would probably be about 50% of…
The hobby invoving the collection and study of postage stamps and their history is called 'stamp collecting'. It can also be called 'philately'; both terms are correct. This term also refers to collecting stamps for reasons other than historical study: some people collect stamps because of the illustrations used on individual stamps, flowers, or aircraft, or buildings, for example; others collect stamps of a particular color. 'Philately' is the term which defines 'the collecting and…