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Stamp Collecting – with over 3 million enthusiasts – in the UK is a major hobby. Collins Gem Stamps provides an introduction to the subject, starting with advice on beginning a collection and recognizing the key features of stamps and indicating the many ways that a collection can develop.

Gem Stamps provides an introduction to the world of stamp collecting from starting a collection from stamps that come in the post through learning more about the history of stamps and how they are made, to appreciating the wide range of different types of stamps and related items – postmarks, envelopes, etc – and on to specialized collections and the most valuable stamps in the world, each step being illustrated by a wide range of stamps.

A guide to stamp collecting from starting a collection to developing specialist interests

The ways in which stamps are produced and catalogued explained

Hundreds of illustrations of stamps included

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 26348 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Collins; illustrated edition edition (27 Mar. 2014)
  • Sold by:  Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00I7K2G0M
  • Text-to-Speech: Not enabled
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Customer Reviews

Five Stars

 on 3 August 2017
By Dean Cowan
Fascinating introduction to the beginner or born again stamp collector.

NEW TO COLLECTING? START HERE!

5 people found this helpful.
 on 8 June 1999
The Collins Gem series has been around forever, but their staying power is based upon the content of these aptly-named books. “Collecting Stamps” is no exception, for it is packed with every scrap of essential information you are likely to need as a new (or experienced) stamp collector. Stunningly illustrated with hundreds of full-colour stamps, it covers every aspect of the hobby from the rare to the commonplace. The section on Cinderella stamps will have you longing to visit the bogus territories of Deh Sedang and Counani! This is the ideal text book for anyone new to the hobby – and an entertaining read for those with just a passing interest.

Stamp Hobby

 on 30 January 2016
By Christine Ann Masson
This book has quite a lot of interesting and understanding information. The illustrations are very informative and clear as well.

Five Stars

 on 29 December 2015
By Joan Acton
Very good
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