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A guide to inheriting stamps – what to do with your inherited collection

If you are already a stamp collector then I’m sure you’d be delighted to find out that you have inherited a stamp collection. However, if you have never practiced such activity, you may be wondering what to do next. There are basically three options for those who have inherited a stamp collection. These three options are: […]

By | December 9th, 2015|Other, Stamp Info|0 Comments

New Zealand Celebrate HRH With a Commemorative Stamp

Monarchy in New Zealand has a long history and dates back from the early 19th century. According to the Constitution Act from 1986, the Queen, the Sovereign in right of New Zealand is actually the Head of State. This is one of the reasons why the New Zealand Post has recently revealed a set of stamps dedicated to Queen Elizabeth II. The inspiration was found in the fact that Queen Elizabeth II is the longest reigning monarch in the history of New Zealand….and of the UK for that matter! […]

By | October 30th, 2015|Other, Stamp Info|0 Comments

How a Stamp Led To Murder

Rare stamps are coveted throughout the world and because of the monetary value that can be placed on them, the desire to own a valuable stamp can lead to a sinister outcome. Such was the case for Gaston Leroux in 1892. Gaston lived in Paris, France and was a man of considerable wealth. With a passion for stamp collecting, Gaston had amassed an impressive and valuable collection of stamps. So valuable in fact, that it turned out to be too much of a temptation for one of his friends and associates. […]

By | October 2nd, 2015|Other, Stamp Info|0 Comments

Stamp Fakes and Forgeries

It didn’t take long after the first stamp was issued in Great Britain in 1840 for stamp fakes and forgeries to emerge. By the early 1860s stamp forgeries were becoming quite common and they were appearing all over the world, incl. German and Italian States, South America and others. […]

By | September 1st, 2015|Stamp Info|0 Comments

A Beginner’s Guide to Collecting Stamps

We may be in the digital age but there are still many people who love to collect stamps and derive a great deal of pleasure from it. Stamp collecting is fairly inexpensive and whilst there are some rare stamps in the world that can command a fortune, most stamp collectors are engaged in the hobby for the joy of collecting and finding out about the history of the stamps they collect and the different genres their stamps belong to. Stamp collecting covers a wide variety of genres such as history, countries, different topics such as sports or animals and special issues. Some stamp collectors will focus on a particular genre whilst other collectors will be more generalist about what they collect. […]

By | July 28th, 2015|Stamp Info|0 Comments