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Stamp Collecting video
Here is a video that gives you some of the basics of stamp collecting.
In this ten minute video I cover some of the basics of starting a stamp collection including how and where to get stamps, what kind of collection to start, how to mount your stamps in an album and I cover a little bit about identifying stamps with things such as grills and watermarks.
Video is here:
Here is the three album stamp collection that I have for US stamps. I show you these albums in the video:
Order the 3-volume American Heirloom Stamp Album today and receive 200 postally used U.S. stamps and 1,000 stamp hinges for FREE! You get a nice sampling of U.S. postal history and an album to display it in for under $40. Here's why the American Heirloom is Mystic's bestselling U.S. stamp album – and ideal for collectors of nearly all experience levels. (Young collectors might consider Mystic's U.S. Stamp Collecting Starter Kit. Virtually complete – includes spaces and illustrations for almost every U.S. postage stamp issued from 1847 to the present. 3 Big Volumes – plenty of room for your stamp collection to grow. (Each volume measures 11” x 11.5” and is 2.25 inches thick.) Ideal design – the American Heirloom's three-ring stay-flat design allows the album pages to lie completely flat. It's easy to mount and view your stamps and add yearly album supplements when the pages lie flat. (If you've ever had to use a two-post stamp album you know they can be hard to use.) Over 1,360 pages of high quality, 70-pound crème finch paper. And every page is numbered, which is helpful with an album of this size! Scott Catalogue numbers – Heirloom has the Scott numbers we're all familiar with. Scott numbers are used in the Mystic U.S. Stamp Catalog so identifying your stamps is a snap. Using your album to organize your collection is easier than ever. Higher-quality illustrations – You'll see great detail on over 5,000 U.S. postage stamps that are illustrated. Even rare and unusual U.S. postage stamps are illustrated – including the rarest U.S. stamp – the 1868 1¢ Z Grill. Seeing these stamps illustrated is a real treat. Full of information – the Heirloom contains all kinds of neat stamp facts. You'll love knowing the stories behind the stamps. Whether you are a new collector or have been collecting for many years, the Heirloom is an indispensable stamp resource.
A perfect introduction for novices — and fun for all! — this mega-set provides everything a beginner needs: an illustrated album with room for over 1,000 stamps; a guide booklet that explains how to build and care for a collection; a catalog listing hundreds of historic stamps available for purchase; a magnifying glass; adhesive hinges for mounting stamps; and a starter pack of 25 real U.S. postage stamps.
Here is the ideal introduction to the educational, fun-filled hobby of stamp collecting--the most popular hobby in the world. With pictures of more than 1,100 stamps from over 200 countries (and spaces for at least 1,500 more!), this inexpensive album and guide also contains many useful hints and tips on building a collection, as well as an easy-to-use Stamp Identifier Table, Glossary, and Index.
This beginner worldwide album provides spaces for thousands of stamps that beginning collectors are most likely to own or acquire. Headings feature the philatelic history of each stamp-issuing country. Brightly colored 2-post binder. Over 300 (150 sheets) printed on both sides.