What Is Centering and Why Is It So Important?

Centering refers to how well a stamp’s design has been centered within its margins. If a stamp is perfectly centered, or as close as possible, then it is considered more pleasing to the eye and will fetch a higher value. Continue reading to learn more about stamp centering and why it is so important.

When a stamp’s design is not centered correctly—meaning it is too close or too far from the stamp’s perforated edges—then it may be valued lower than a stamp of the same quality with better centering. Some stamp graders may have different requirements for determining a stamp’s centering. However, the Philatelic Foundation is a well-respected organization that has specific standards on centering and stamp certification.

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