Your stamp collection may not start with rare stamps, but you could soon
find yourself with plenty of stamps to choose from. The basics of a stamp
collection involve the tools you will need and a decision on the type
of stamp you wish to collect. Here is a closer look at the basics of a
Decide Your Type
There are countless types of stamps ranging from foreign stamps to those
rare prints with errors. You may have already found a stamp or type of
stamp that peaked your interest. There are various resources, such as
fellow stamp collectors or books, to help you locate other stamps within
a specific type. You can focus your stamp collection on a type, such as
stamps from China or from an historical era. Once you complete your collection,
you may choose to start a new one with a different type.
Purchase the Supplies
Various supplies can aid you during your stamp collecting quest. You may
prefer a large book with plastic-covered pockets to hold each stamp; or
you may like small pockets that can be placed into index drawers. In addition
to these necessary supplies, you could use specialty tools like a magnifying
glass and tweezers. These tools can help you to handle and examine your
stamps in the correct manner.
Start Your Collection
Once you have
the basic tools of stamp collecting, you can start searching for stamps to add. Use all the resources available
to you to begin and expand your collection. Your local coin and stamp
dealer can help you find stamps or put you in contact with nearby stamp
dealers. You may also wish to ask your friends and family to save their
stamps to add to your collection.
Call Coins of the Realm at (301) 340-1640 to inquire about our
collectible stamps in Rockville, MD. We have a variety of rare and collectible stamps to choose from, as well
as several resources to help you grow your stamp collection.