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Title:
Stamp collecting
Author:
Datz, Stephen R.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Loveland, Colo. : General Philatelic Corp., [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
165 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780882190303
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

A perennial favorite, newly revised and updated Stamp Collecting contains everything you need to know to get started. Written by long-time stamp dealer and philatelic author Stephen R. Datz, Stamp Collecting covers the essentials in a series of convenient, easy-to-use chapters. Datz makes use of his experience and intimate knowledge of the hobby to explain how to go about obtaining the maximum enjoyment from philately. Profuse illustrations augment the text. Perfect for anyone interested in discovering the fun of the World's Most Popular Hobby


Table of Contents

Forewordp. 1
Philatelyp. 5
Essential Vocabularyp. 7
Types of Stampsp. 7
Printing Methodsp. 13
Basic Termsp. 14
Essential Toolsp. 22
Stamp Cataloguesp. 33
Where to Get Stamps and Other Resourcesp. 39
Personal Sourcesp. 39
Post Officesp. 41
Local Dealersp. 41
Direct Mailp. 42
Auctionp. 44
Stamp Clubsp. 47
Philatelic Societiesp. 48
Stamp Showsp. 50
Internetp. 51
Getting Startedp. 53
Mixtures and Packetsp. 53
Approvalsp. 54
Soaking Stampsp. 54
Sortingp. 58
Identifyingp. 59
Mountingp. 60
Albump. 62
Building Your Collectionsp. 63
Methods of Collectingp. 64
Mint vs. Usedp. 64
General Collectingp. 65
Country Collectingp. 65
Topical Collectingp. 66
Postal Historyp. 67
Other Methods of Collectingp. 68
United Statesp. 69
Collecting U.S. Stampsp. 70
General U.S. Collectingp. 70
Plate Blocksp. 71
Plate Number Coilsp. 73
First Day Coversp. 74
Single Stamp or Seriesp. 78
Other Specialtiesp. 80
Condition and Gradingp. 83
Gump. 84
Hingingp. 85
Centeringp. 87
Other Elementsp. 88
Conservationp. 93
Rare Stampsp. 97
The World's Rarest Stampp. 97
The Inverted Jennyp. 99
Famous Collectorsp. 103
Count Ferrarip. 103
King George Vp. 104
Colonel Greenp. 105
King Faroukp. 107
Franklin D. Rooseveltp. 107
Errors on Stampsp. 110
Imperforatesp. 111
Color Omittedp. 112
Invertsp. 112
Fakes and Forgeriesp. 116
Fakesp. 116
Improvementsp. 121
Expert Certificatesp. 124
The Market in a Nutshellp. 126
Glossaryp. 129
Resource Guidep. 147
Bibliographyp. 154
Indexp. 163