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What Do You Need for a Great Stamp Supplies Collection?

Updated on August 2, 2014

Stamp collection is a favorite hobby

Stamp collection is a favorite hobby of many and stamp supplies ensure that you collection is well preserved and safeguarded from any kind of damage. All you need are a few stamp collecting supplies and you can turn your hobby into a wise investment.

The essential items that you may need to organize your collection include:

  • Albums – These stamp supplies items are the most basic and essential as they will help keep the collection organized. You can also make use of them to display your stamps in an eye catching manner. When you make your choice of albums, you need to ensure that they have thick pages so that they can withstand a lot of handling and do not get torn or damaged easily.

The pages of the albums must be acid free so that your stamps do not get damaged over a period of time. The binding must also be sturdy and strong to ensure that the pages are held together. There should be adequate space in the album so that your collection of stamps does not look overcrowded or messy.

  • Stamp hinges – These are small pieces of paper that have glue on them. They can be used to prevent any kind of damage to your collection of stamps.
  • Magnifying glass – The magnifying glass can be used to spot damage or errors on stamps that are usually not visible to the naked eye. You may be able to see things in detail and this can help you access the value of your collection accurately.
  • Tongs – They are similar to ordinary tweezers and can be used to handle stamps. They are usually made of plastic or stainless steel. It is advisable to use tongs as even a simple touch has the potential to damage your collection of stamps. Frequent touching with your bare hands may also reduce its value.
  • Envelopes – The envelopes are usually made of glassine and can be used to store and sort the stamps before they are placed in albums. You can also make use of these envelopes to send stamps to other people pursuing this hobby.
  • Watermark detector – A watermark detector can help you see the embossed pattern that is printed on the stamp. This indicates the exact date when the stamp was made. However you need to remember that not all stamps have a watermark embossed on them.
  • Catalogs – You can make use of catalogs to assess the value of stamps. You may be able to learn interesting facts about the collection you feature by making use of these catalogs.
  • Software – Keep track of your collection of stamps by using good software. This will help keep everything organized and you do not have to spend time searching for any particular stamp of your collection.

If you need more information on stamp supplies or stamp collecting supplies, you can visit the provided link. You will be able to find plenty of advice, tips and resources on how to make your hobby last a lifetime.

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