Category Archives: Tips

Two Computer Programs for Measuring Stamp Perforations

By William F. Sharpe Most collectors are familiar with perforation gauges to measure the distance between stamp perforations. The Scott Multi-Gauge, for example, is accurate enough to measure perforations at least to the nearest tenth perf size. Perf size is … Continue reading

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How to Protect Stamps from Humidity

Extreme warm weather and humidity causing the stamps to curl or stick to album pages. Below are some tips to help you maintain your collection in these extreme conditions. Proper Storage of Stamp Collections :The albums you use to organize your … Continue reading

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What Do You Know About Postal Stationery?

By Professor Rodney L. Mott What Is Postal Stationery?:Postal Stationery may be defined to include all the stationery issued by the postal authorities on which a design has been made showing its value for postage. The most common forms are: … Continue reading

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Tips for Philatelic Professionals

Philatelic Dealer Investment:”Money makes the world go round”; how true this statement is for a dealer who has to make a tough decision between his desire to attend a philatelic event and the huge amount of money involved. To balance … Continue reading

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Philatelic Tip:Remove Stamps from Letters with Your Microwave

Putting the wrong stamp on a letter is a mild frustration. But it can be easily remedied with a few seconds in the microwave.YouTube user Household Hacker reminds us that you can also use it to remove stamps from letters.Next … Continue reading

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10 Essential Philatelic Facts by Stanley Gibbons

By Scott Campbell 1) What is philatelic? Is it a medical condition? No, it\’s Greek Philately means \”the collection and study of postage stamps\”, and is the English version of the French word philatélie, coined by collector Georges Herpin. The Greek root phil- means \”a … Continue reading

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How To Remove Stamps From An Envelope

Removing stamps from an envelope requires patience and all due care. Removing stamps from an envelope by scratching or simply peeling it apart should never be a practice. Experienced philatelists know the trick(s) that \”Soaking\” is by far the easiest and … Continue reading

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Top 6 Tips to Inexpensive Stamp Collecting

Many people may be under the impression that stamp collecting or philately is an expensive hobby. It can be expensive if you\’re into rare and famous stamps which are mostly acquired through auction houses. But if you\’re collecting stamps for … Continue reading

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History of Meghdoot Postcard

The first  MEGHDOOT Post Card of  India issued as on 02.09.2002 on  a film advertisement with  a  photo of Tamil  cinema star  Rajnikant .Features of the postcard   were  unique .  Meghdoot  Postcard  is priced cheaper than normal postcard at … Continue reading

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Researchers Find Simpler Way to Detect Fake Stamps

A team of scientists in Italy have developed a new and simpler technique for detecting counterfeit postage stamps.Current means of identifying fakes generally rely on taking a tiny sample for laboratory analysis – which in the case of very rare … Continue reading

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