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Stamp Collecting (Boy Scouts of America Merit Badge Series) Paperback – 1993

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  • Paperback: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Boy Scouts of America (1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0839532962
  • ISBN-13: 978-0839532965
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.2 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,663,026 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ubalu on October 17, 2012
Format: Paperback
This booklet explains everything a beginner stamp collector needs to know for collection as a hobby. It is an educational hobby that teaches one about history, geography, leaders, and historical events. The book has many pages of photos of stamps, including the world's most valuable stamp. Information of how to use a stamp catalog, how to handle and mount stamps, stamp terminology and collector's language, and history of U S postal system are described well.

The collector can focus on all stamps ever printed in one country, or several countries. The local library often has documents of all stamps produced by every nation in the world. One can collect stamps of the same theme, like leaders, music, aviation, birds, or trees. Pre-canceled stamps and revenue stamps are considered special items, as well as covers, postage meters, and postal stationary. How to collect stamps from mail and where to buy stamps are also addressed. A whole section is devoted to topical collections- for example, medical history stamps or sports stamps. Stamp collectors' tools like magnifying glass, tongs, watermark detector and perforation gauge are illustrated.

The last section has tips on exhibiting the collection, stamp identifier info, and a list of books and magazines on stamps, stamp album, and philatelic societies.

Comprehensive guide, very helpful indeed.
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