Monday, November 16, 2009

Holiday Gift Idea

Now's a great time to pick up a copy of Janet Klug's Guide To Stamp Collecting. is selling the $19.95 book for as little as $1.49 in used (but like new) condition. There are several "new" copies selling for under $3.00.

Harper Collins writes on their website, "Whether you’ve always wanted to start a stamp collection or already have the beginnings of one, this is the definitive guide to becoming a smart and savvy stamp collector, with information on everything from the history of stamps to surprising celebrity philatelists to the best way to remove stamps from envelopes."

The book also has information on:
  • Finding and identifying stamps

  • Caring for and exhibiting your collection

  • Understanding collecting terms

  • Verifying authenticity

  • Using internet resources
Janet is a past president of the American Philatelic Society, chairman of the Smithsonian Institution's National Postal Museum's Council of Philatelist's New Initiatives , and a fellow of the Royal Philatelic Society in London. She writes stamp collecting columns in various philatelic publications, including Linn's and Scott Stamp Monthly.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM