Terms used by online stamp sellers

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Buying stamps from online auctions? Here are some definitions of terms used by sellers Main Abbreviations used by online stamp sellers: MNH = “Mint Never Hinged” with original gum without any gum disturbance MLH = “Mint Lightly Hinged” with original gum that shows slight marks from previous hinging or a small unobtrusive hinge remnant M […]

Stamp Catalogues

Stamp Catalogue

List of world stamp catalogues AFA specialkatalog: Danmark, Færøerne, Grønland, Dansk Vestindien og Slesvig (Denmark) Afinsa (Portugal) Anfils (Spain) Australasian stamp catalogue (Australia) Austria Netto Katalog (ANK) (Austria) BALE (Israel) Barefoot Catalogue (Revenues) Bolaffi (Italy) Borek (World catalogue) Brusden-White (Australia) Burak Pul Evi Kataloğu – Spesyalize Türk Pullari Kataloğu (Specialised Postage Stamp Catalog of Turkey) […]

How Stamps Teach Us

stamps teach us history

Learning History and Geography From Your Stamp Collection Besides stamps being a thing of art and beauty, there’s other educational benefits to being a stamp collector. As a bonus is you can learn from the hobby of philately a lot about geography and even more history. Your nature study and natural history are broadened and […]

Stamp Collection Care

stamp collection care

How to look after your stamp collection Putting the interesting historical side of stamp collecting aside and here’s how to take care of your collection for yourself. First you should buy a quality neat album. A small one will suffice at the beginning if you’re new to stamp collecting, and nowadays good stamp albums can […]