Whether it is the thrill of the hunt, thoughts of exotic locales, or learning something new, stamp collecting can be an adventure filled with wonderful memories. Share this passion or explore new collecting interests in this easy-to-read, fully illustrated guide, Linns Complete Stamp Collecting Basics. Written by Scott Stamp Monthly editor Michael Baadke, this comprehensive book will help you start enjoying the stamp hobby and will serve as an essential reference for years to come.
Here are just a few of the subjects covered: Where to find the stamps you want for your collection; How to safely remove stamps from envelopes - and when to leave them on; How to store and display your stamps safely; How to identify your stamps and learn their value; Important facts to consider when buying collectible stamps; How to measure perforations and die cuts; and How to check for watermarks and tagging.
With a complete subject index and an extensive glossary that explains the most commonly used stamp hobby terminology, Linns Complete Stamp Collecting Basics is an all-in-one information source that every stamp collector will enjoy. [softbound, 392 pages, b&w illustrations].