If you are a buyer or a seller of philately Items, If you
are a collector or dealer in worldwide postage stamps,
revenue stamps, covers, postal history, postal
stationery, postcards, cinderella stamps etc. and
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Stamp collecting is a popular hobby, and stamps are often produced as intended for
collectors rather than postal use. Postal history concentrates on the
use of stamps on mail. It includes the study of postmarks, post offices,
postal authorities and the process by which letters are moved . Popular collecting areas include:
Postage stamps - particular countries and/or time periods
Definitive stamps - the most common type of stamps
Commemorative stamps - stamps to commemorate events, anniversaries etc.
Pictorials - stamps printed with images of a country's scenery or lifestyle.
Revenue stamps - stamps issued to pay tax in small amounts.
Postal stationery - includes government-issued postal cards, aerograms, air
letter sheets, etc.;
Sheetlets -. smaller sheetlets with 16 or 20 stamps Instead of sheets of 40
Miniature sheet - is very similar to Souvenir sheet,
Souvenir sheets - stamps relised in a format that look like a sheet
with a big picture.
Corner blocks or plate blocks - block of 4 stamps from one of the four
corners of the sheet.
Federal Duck Stamps (stamps for duck hunting licenses, mainly U.S.
First day covers - (FDCs) - envelopes with stamps attached and canceled on
the first day of issue.
PHQ Cards, are pictorial British Post
Office postcards showing an enlarged colour reproduction of a
First Day Ceremony Programs "FDCPs"- these are folders or brochures given out
with an attached stamp the First Day Ceremonies of postage stamps.
souvenir pages - with first day cancelled stamps on a page describing all
Topical - philatelic collection on the theme of the stamps, covers, or
Cinderellas - stamp-like labels that are not valid for postage
stampless covers - not all postal markings are associated with postage
Philately is the activity of
studying stamps, which may or may not include stamp collecting. .
Cinderella philately is the study of objects that look like stamps such as Easter & Christmas Seals & propaganda labels..
The investment of funds in collectible postage stamps
for the purpose of realizing a profit, is a recent phenomenon and is due to
the fact that stamps are among the most portable of tangible investments offering an attractive alternative to art, other collectible
investments, and precious metals.