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Stamp Collecting – a Summer Hobby for Kids

With the 6 week summer school holidays fast approaching, the time is perfect for getting your kids interested in stamp collecting! Whilst this may seem a bit of a challenge when compared to the allure of computer games, Xboxes etc, it’s not as fanciful an idea as you may think. Basically, kids love collecting things. For example, let them loose on a beach and they’ll start collecting shells and how many of your kids bought a sticker book for the World Cup? I would wager quite a few! […]

By | June 30th, 2014|Other|0 Comments

Rare British Guiana stamp sets record at New York auction

The British Guiana stamp was owned by du Pont chemical empire heir John du Pont very rare 19th Century postage stamp from a former British colony in South America has sold for a record $9.5m (£5.6m) at auction in New York. It took only two minutes for the British Guiana one-cent magenta stamp to be sold to an anonymous bidder, The stamp had been sold three times before, each time setting the auction record for a single stamp. […]

By | June 18th, 2014|Stamp Info|0 Comments

Is the King of Hobbies Stamp Collecting Dying?

Whilst it is true that stamp collecting is in decline, reports of its death are greatly exaggerated. We live in a digital age where communication is through social media and email so it is not surprising that stamp collecting is hardly the hobby of choice for younger generations. The average age of a stamp collector is about 60 plus and there doesn’t appear to be a shortage of people who, when they reach their latter years, turn to philately as a hobby. […]

By | May 26th, 2014|Stamp Info|0 Comments

What To Expect At a Stamp Auction

Whether you’re selling a collection at a stamp auction or purely going there to buy, it’s good to have some prior knowledge about what to expect so that you are not going in completely blind. Auctions are certainly nothing to be feared and in fact, you should find it an enjoyable experience. Let us enlighten you about the world of stamp auctions and try and explain how it works. Firstly, let’s look at it from the buyer’s perspective. […]

By | April 15th, 2014|Auctions, Stamp Sale|0 Comments

Where Can I Sell My Stamp Collection?

Whether you’re a former stamp collector who is now looking to sell their collection or you have inherited a collection from a relative, it can sometimes be a bit confusing deciding what to do for the best. Should you take them to a dealer and will they give you a fair price or should you try your luck on ebay and hope for the best? […]

By | March 28th, 2014|Stamp Sale|0 Comments