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Stamp Collecting as a Hobby PDF Print E-mail
Stamp collecting is a hobby that dates back to the 1840s when the first stamp known as “Penny Black” was issued by Great Britain. Prior to this year, man’s communication system was done primitively without the use of postal service maybe be cause man has not yet appreciated the functions of a post master and the corresponding costs of hiring him and his postmen..

Beware of Fake Stamps PDF Print E-mail
Postage stamps are one of the most collected items in the world. However, they are also considered as the most faked, regummed and counterfeited items.

Animals on Early Stamps PDF Print E-mail
The animal world has been thoroughly exploited by designers of stamps and many curious products have they shown us. This creature with the fine open countenance hails from North Borneo but it is said that similar creatures have been seen by earnest philatelists after an evening of study in the billiard room of the Collectors Club, followed by a light supper of broiled lobster and welsh rarebit.

Stamp Collecting as a Hobby PDF Print E-mail
To most people, stamp collecting is merely a hobby. Something that would keep the mind off from everyday stresses. But how do stamps differ? How are they produced? How can one differ from another? These are questions that an inexperienced collector couldn’t answer. They have the philatelists to thank for.

Stamp Hinges PDF Print E-mail
Hinge sticking is the essential craft of all stamp collectors. Stamp hinges are the cheapest, easiest and most popular method to hold stamps in place on album pages. Typically stamp hinges are thin, transparent slips of paper coated on one side with a thin film of shiny gum and smaller than most definitive issues.

Gold Coast Early Issues PDF Print E-mail
To the Gold Coast goes the honour of being the first British Colony to begin a definitive set for Queen Elizabeth. The first stamp was the 2 1/2d., featuring a trooper of the Mounted Constabulary, with a new medallion of the Queen which appeared on December 19th, 1952, a little over ten months after the Accession. The printers Messrs Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co., were probably helped in this achievement by the decision to use the same designs as in the previous King George VI set but nevertheless new dies and plates had to be made.

Astrology Stamps Argument Continues PDF Print E-mail
A set of stamps released by Austria in 2005 is still causing arguments, and is alleged to be culminating in an international court case. Details are scarce as no official comments have been made by either side.

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