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How to sell inherited stamp collections

If you have inherited a stamp collection and have decided that you would like to sell it then there are some practical steps to take before deciding which sales option is best for you. Here’s a quick guide: […]

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! […]

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. […]

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. […]

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. […]