Sunday, July 2, 2017

Enjoy Stamp Collecting

This introductory booklet, published by Stanley Gibbons Ltd., "was first written by James Negus, Editor of the Gibbons stamp catalogues, 1977-81" and "revised by John Holman, former Editor of Gibbons Stamp Monthly" magazine.

This is the fifth edition (1990). It was first published in 1980.

There are 15 topics covered:
Welcome to stamp collecting
The first stamps
Different types of stamps
Getting started
Finding more stamps
Preparing your stamps
Sorting stamps
Mounting stamps
Stamp albums
The stamp catalogue
Stamp prices
Covers and postmarks
Useful philatelic terms
Stamp countries and currencies
Learning more about stamps

A delightful read!

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