Collecting is a great hobby for people of all ages. Becoming a stamp collector can help you get a great collection of historical and valuable items from around the world. Coins of the Realm offers a wide variety of stamps, making it easy to enhance collections of any size. Use these tips to start your collection before visiting us:
Choose a Theme
One of the easiest ways to start a stamp collection is to start with a specific category in mind. Stamps come in a wide variety of styles, featuring numerous pictures, subjects, and themes. Selecting one or more themes will help you start collecting stamps without getting overwhelmed. Popular stamp themes include history, science, sports, famous figures, and animals. Go online to research various stamp groups and themes to determine which subjects stand out most to you.
Gather Old Stamps
You can quickly build a small collection by sorting through old mail and gathering the accompanying stamps. If you have a collection of old envelopes, magazines, or other pieces of mail, sort through them to find pieces that still have stamps. Carefully cut these stamps off of the paper that holds them and place them inside a binder or other collection keeper. It is also a good idea to ask friends and family members to save any stamps they get in the mail.
Visit a Stamp Seller
If you are ready to take your stamp collection to the next level, consider visiting a stamp seller in your area. Here at Coins of the Realm, we have worked with stamps from the United States and all over the world. We can help you determine the value of your stamps, sell your stamps to interested buyers, or increase your collection by selling you the perfect new piece to fit in with your theme.
Get your collection going with help from Coins of the Realm. Discover more ways to start collecting stamps, coins, and other valuables here in Gaithersburg by giving us a call today at (301) 637-6220.