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Stamp Collecting Video Showcase
So, you waited for the movie. Well, we have a nice collection of videos on stamp collecting. Here you can learn how to properly handle stamps, how to store them, and what are the really great stamps worth collecting. You will be able to view stamps of the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
There are many interesting videos collected here, and perhaps you might want to visit more than once to view them all.
Intro Image: Perth Mint
- Perth Mint
Before embarking on any collection, get a good book. You need to know the value of what you are about to buy before buying it.
100 Greatest American Stamps
This is the longest one, but from a great source, The Smithsonian National Postal Museum.
A Basic Video Presented with Authority
A Smithsonian National Postal Museum representative speaks with authority on the basics of stamp collecting. Long, but worth the time to view. This one was on YouTube.
The Smithsonian National Postal Museum
This is a nice, authoritative video on the the Royal Collection. This is on British stamps. It is interesting, but it is lengthy.
FDR as a Stamp Collector
This is an interesting insight into a President of the United States as a person with a normal hobby. We found this on YouTube.
Stamp Collecting and Canadian Stamps
This interesting video is short. It addresses stamp collecting basics, and focuses on Canadian stamps. This was found on YouTube.
Coin and Stamp Sets
As postal services reach milestones, mints are issuing coins that are matched to stamps. Both the Royal Canadian Mint and the Perth Mint of Australia have issued such sets. Some involve silver coins, others involve less costly coins. In addition to these sets, the Australian postal service has been honored in coinage.
I have seen combination sets from Australia, and some others from Canada.
Stamp Collecting Is Different from Coin Collecting
Care in handling is important in both stamp and coin collecting, but for stamps a forceps or tweezers is needed. Coins are more durable, and will not bend r crease. And, preserving the initial glue is a problem in stamp collecting. I prefer coin collecting, but many people collect both stamps and coins. It is in the nature of a true collector to move into other areas of collecting.