insightsSome terms are simple and some are not
December 07, 1998 10:07 AMFor someone just learning about the stamp hobby, though, even the explanations of those abbreviations can be a little puzzling. For example, it's fine to explain that LH stands for "lightly hinged," but what does "lightly hinged" mean?
insightsTake a look at that cover before you cut it
November 09, 1998 08:40 AMLater I would soak the stamps off in water and flatten them under a couple of books for my collection.
insightsHow to identify a stamp by its watermark
October 05, 1998 11:03 AMEven stamps that have identical designs may be different, however. In such cases, a distinguishing secondary characteristic must be used to tell the stamps apart. The difference between two otherwise identical stamps can sometimes be found in the watermark.
insightsHow do I learn about stamp collecting?
August 31, 1998 10:04 AMAsking questions is another way to get the information you need to enjoy the world's greatest hobby.
insightsAuctions offer many collector opportunities
August 17, 1998 09:32 AMStamps sold at auctions can vary in value from $5 or $10 to hundreds of thousands of dollars.
insightsVarieties are the spice of stamp collecting
June 22, 1998 04:38 PMAlmost everyone likes a little variety in life, and stamp collectors are no exception.