Stamp Collecting Terms

Discussion in 'Stamp Chat' started by Steve Robinson, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. zararina

    zararina Simply Me! :D

    Yes, there are still lots to wonder about stamps. :)
  2. wahmbrenda

    wahmbrenda New Member

    Thanks for posting this. I did find quite a few terms in there that I didn't know existed. I'm not a novice here but still learning and this site is a great help.
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  3. basmae

    basmae New Member

    Very useful link! Thank you for sharing it.
  4. Sarahrtw

    Sarahrtw Active Member

    Conservation is a science in and of itself; I know, I worked in museums. I have posted hits and warnings in various threads. You should take a look. Of course, asking is always encouraged if you don't find what you want to know :)

    Welcome to the philatelic world :)
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  5. Tersuss

    Tersuss Active Member

    I'm only new to stamp collecting, I literally thought it was just a case of collecting stamps and placing them in a book to check on when ever it suited, I never knew that there were terms and so on for stamps and the like. Seems to me that I have a lot to learn.
  6. zararina

    zararina Simply Me! :D

    I have also learned a lot from here and continuously learning more about stamps. :)
  7. Tersuss

    Tersuss Active Member

    Same as that, I must say I feel somewhat ignorant of this hobby now to be honest, that is until now.
  8. Manny

    Manny New Member

    Haha, that's great. I don't really know any terminology but that's one that I'd use for sure.
  9. Tersuss

    Tersuss Active Member

    That "NBG" is a brilliant one, I must say I love it.
  10. mameeker

    mameeker New Member

    Thanks for sharing a link for beginners such as myself!
  11. Tersuss

    Tersuss Active Member

    Isn't it good, I quite like learning new things, I never knew there were so many new terms.
  12. ursell

    ursell Member

    Don't damage the old stamps because you could be missing out on a lot of money but some old stamps that are damage could mess up a lot of good good memories but, keep your old or new stamps safe.
  13. Tersuss

    Tersuss Active Member

    How do you mean you could be out on a lot of money, is it possible to sell the stamps at a later point in time.
  14. Manny

    Manny New Member

    Is that referring to an animal nibbling your stamps? Because I have a great story about how one of my friends lost their most valuable stamp to a rat infestation. He told me after the fact the stamp was worth 500$.
  15. tu7

    tu7 Well-Known Member

    No, but it should be!
  16. zararina

    zararina Simply Me! :D

    Great to read again something from you tu7. :D
    A $500 worth stamp needs a really secured place. ;)
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  17. Tersuss

    Tersuss Active Member

    Sorry for going off topic, but how much for a stamp, that is incredibly expensive for a stamp, how old would it have to be for it to accrue a price tag like that?
  18. Steve Robinson

    Steve Robinson Well-Known Member Supporter

    You might find it enlightening to look up stamp auctions to see some of the prices realized on stamps :) They might well surprise you LOL
  19. zararina

    zararina Simply Me! :D

    Yes, search some auctions, some stamps worth there can even go beyond your imagination. P
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  20. Tersuss

    Tersuss Active Member

    I had gone to an auction to sell some old night stand and there was a lot which had glass encased stamps which looked rather old, the sold for 3 grand, I almost had a heart attack.
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