What Beginners Need to Know About Building a Stamp Collection

Collecting stamps can be a wonderfully fulfilling hobby, especially if you’re looking for a hobby that has the potential to be very lucrative. Although most people collect stamps to feed an aesthetic or historical interest in stamps, others seek out rare stamps in the hope of building a collection that can generate serious cash in the future. Either way, the first for anyone interested in starting a stamp collection is learning the basics of building a worthy collection. Here are some stamp collection tips from the leading stamp and coin experts in Rockville, MD.

Get the Right Tools

If you’re serious about stamp collecting, you’ll want to invest in the right tools of the trade. For starters, you’ll want to invest in a quality pair of gloves and special tweezers so you can safely handle your stamps without damaging them. You should also invest in a good magnifying glass so you can examine the fine details and qualities of the stamps you add to your collection.

Buy Your First Stamps

When you’re ready to start building your stamp collection, you’ll of course need to buy your first stamps. Your budget and personal interests will determine where you shop for stamps and the type of stamps you buy. If you have never bought stamps before, we recommend you buy stamps in person so you can have an informative in-person discussion with a stamp expert to ensure you purchase the best stamps that meet your goals and interests.

Store Stamps Properly

As important as it is that you buy high quality stamps from a reputable dealer, it’s even more important that you store them properly after taking possession of them. Stockbooks are the most popular type of display album used by stamp collectors, although you may want a more protective option if you are buying and selling very rare or very valuable stamps.

Coins of the Realm makes it easy to start this popular hobby. We have one of the largest selections of U.S. and worldwide stamps in Rockville and the surrounding areas. We also provide expert stamp appraisals so you can know exactly how much your collectables are worth. For additional information, call us at (301) 340-1640.
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