insightsWhat's the difference between dry printing and wet printing?
April 23, 2012 12:21 AMIn the routine of mounting stamps in an album or seeking information in a catalog, stamp collectors unearth terminology that may seem puzzling. Two such terms, wet printing and dry printing, are the subject of this Refresher Course column, suggested by Linn's reader Bill Stahl.
insightsWhat's wrong with my stamp? Condition is key for a collection
April 09, 2012 01:10 PMThe March 26 Refresher Course addressed condition problems that affect the appearance, and therefore the value of a stamp. That article described and illustrated aspects of condition that impact color, perforations and paper, but there are other condition factors to watch for when acquiring stamps for your collection.