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.