Stamp Collecting For Dummies

Stamp Collecting For Dummies

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Praise for Stamp Collecting For Dummies "Dick Sine has produced a solid and practical introduction to the world's greatest pastime, stamp collecting. His work is not only invaluable to beginners but also of great value to intermediate collectors, especially with his Internet-savvy advice." "This is a long overdue masterpiece!" --Chesky Malamud and Eli Popack, Founders of Stampville.com Jam-packed with an expert's stamp collecting secrets Discover the art of stamp collecting today! Novice stamp collectors, relax! Let expert Richard Sine show you everything a new collector needs to know, from starting a collection to diversifying an existing one. Packed with tips on identifying valuable stamps, caring for them, and buying stamps online and through auction houses, this handy reference is your step-by-step guide to creating a really cool stamp collection. Discover how to: Start or diversify your collection Decide what to collect Catalog and organize your collection Handle, protect, store, and display stamps Identify rare and valuable stamps Get Smart! www dummies.com Sign up for daily eTips at www dummiesdaily.com Choose from among 33 different subject categories Get news you can use on everything from money to health to computers
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  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 187.96 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 544.31g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • illustrations, (some colour )
  • 0764553798
  • 9780764553790
  • 1,010,609

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Praise for "Stamp Collecting For Dummies"
"Dick Sine has produced a solid and practical introduction to the world's greatest pastime, stamp collecting. His work is not only invaluable to beginners but also of great value to intermediate collectors, especially with his Internet-savvy advice.""This is a long overdue masterpiece!" --Chesky Malamud and Eli Popack, Founders of Stampville.comJam-packed with an expert's stamp collecting secretsDiscover the art of stamp collecting today!
Novice stamp collectors, relax! Let expert Richard Sine show you everything a new collector needs to know, from starting a collection to diversifying an existing one. Packed with tips on identifying valuable stamps, caring for them, and buying stamps online and through auction houses, this handy reference is your step-by-step guide to creating a really cool stamp collection.Discover how to: Start or diversify your collectionDecide what to collectCatalog and organize your collectionHandle, protect, store, and display stampsIdentify rare and valuable stampsGet Smart! www.dummies.comSign up for daily eTips at www.dummiesdaily.comChoose from among 33 different subject categoriesGet news you can use on everything from money to health to computers
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About Richard L. Sine

Richard L. Sine, author of the Encyclopedia of U.S. Postage Stamps CD-ROM and former New York Times stamp columnist, has been collecting and writing for more than 20 years.
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Review quote

..".this fun and informative guide to selecting, finding, buying, presenting and caring for stamps is a must-read for every collector..." (Stamp & Coin Mart, January 2007)
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Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: Getting the Fundamentals Licked. Chapter 1: Uncovering Stamp Collecting's Coolness. Chapter 2: A Stamp by Any Other Name. Chapter 3: Dissecting Your Stamp's Anatomy. Part II: Making the Most of Your Moolah. Chapter 4: Raising Their Green Heads: Finances. Chapter 5: Getting a Grip on Grade and Condition. Chapter 6: "Appreciating" Value. Part III: Stampeding Is a Group Thing. Chapter 7: Leaving No Stone Unturned: Finding Stamps. Chapter 8: Getting a Little Help from Your Friends. Chapter 9: "Familializing" Yourself with Stamps. Chapter 10: Showing off at Exhibits. Part IV: Customizing Your Collection. Chapter 11: Uncle Sam's Stamps. Chapter 12: Globe-trotting. Chapter 13: Planning and Theming. Part V: Protecting Your Collection. Chapter 14: Housing Your Stamps. Chapter 15: Faking It. Part VI: The Parts of Ten. Chapter 16: Ten Keys to Stamp Identification. Chapter 17: Ten Ways to Dispose of a Stamp or Collection. Chapter 18: Ten Commonly Asked Questions About Postage Stamps. Part VII: Appendixes. Appendix A: Rooting Through Resources. Appendix B: Glossary. Index. Book Registration Information.
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