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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Postage Stamps – The Choices Are Endless Part II Of II

Continuing from Monday…

Unless you are an experienced collector, you should not buy postage stamps as an investment. Buy stamps that call your name and put a smile on your face. When deciding on what type of postage stamp you want to add to your collection; it is wise to do some research to see how much the stamp is worth before you buy it. There are many books you can read to help you learn more about postage stamp values. You can also contact a reputable Stamp Dealer to help you find what you are looking for. Always remember, a collection is what you want it to be and it doesn’t have to be expensive. You should still buy a postage stamp that is in the best condition that you can afford just in case you want to sell or trade it at a later date.

Be sure to find out how to properly care for your stamp collection. There are many stamp collecting products available to help with storage and treatment of the stamps. One thing that many stamp collectors don’t think about is buying insurance for their stamp collection. Many homeowners’ insurance policies do not cover stamp collections, so it is a good idea to find out what coverage, if any, you have for your collection. If you don’t have coverage, it is easy to obtain, and usually not very expensive. Don’t forget to keep a detailed inventory list of what stamps you have in your collection and how much they cost. This is important for insurance claims and selling or trading your stamps.

Stamp Center has postage stamps (new and older) available from all over the world. No matter what your preference is, you are sure to find a wonderful postage stamp to add to your collection when you visit Stamp Center.

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