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Diamond Download Programs to Inventory Your United States Stamps
Diamond Mourning Stamps
Diamond Nicknames of famous stamps
Diamond Scott Catalogue 1896 Book Review
Diamond Stamp Glossary
Diamond TASCO Educational Booklets
Diamond TASCO Non-booklet items: advertising covers, cinderellas, approval sheets, etc
Diamond TASCO Album Pages
Diamond Ten Low Cost Ways to Start Collecting Stamps
Diamond Tips for the Beginner
Diamond World Records in Stamps
Diamond Write an Article or Tell us About Your Collection

"How To" Articles by Ken Stewart

Diamond Albums - Glassine Interleaving
Diamond Acid_Paper_and_Album_Pages
Diamond Buying Stamps - Kiloware and Mixtures
Diamond Buying & Using Sheet Protectors
Diamond Buying Stamps - New Issues
Diamond Great Deals are Often Not What They Seem
Diamond Glues, Gums, and Adhesives
Diamond How to Tell a Revenue Usage When You See One
Diamond Inventories or Keeping Track
Diamond Learning About Your Hobby
Diamond Mount Stamps
Diamond Not Your Run-of-the-Mill Cancellations
Diamond Problems and a solution
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Diamond Tools of the Trade
Diamond Tools -Cleaning Up
Diamond Tools - Stockbooks, Stockpages and Stockcards
Diamond Tag Stamps --Safety
Diamond Watermark Stamps 
Diamond What Condition Your Condition Is In
Diamond Specializing and Specialty Groups
Diamond What are and How to -Perforations
Diamond What is My Collection Worth?
Diamond “Unlisted Watermarks” and More
Used Catalogs and Stamp Books

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Diamond Artcraft FDC's
Diamond My Other World
Diamond U.S. Revenues - I Love them!
Diamond What to Collect

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  This Web Site is for all beginners in stamp collecting regardless of age. Find out what is the smallest or largest stamp ever issued.  Check out the history of the postage stamp U.S. or foreign. How to get started. Find out what else to collect. Find out what stamps were selling for in 1896 by reading a book review on a 1896 Scott Stamp Catalog. Plus much more can be found here.

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An American Journey - travel along as stamps navigate their development route from idea, to artist’s design, to final product.
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Video of trains stamps.
I'm From Barcelona - Collection of Stamps
Stamp collection - Philately
A Cat's Stamp of Approval
What Now - Stamp Collecting
Penny Black 1840
How to Mount Stamps
How to Find Watermarks on Stamps
Soaking Stamps (preping them for collecting)
Collectible Envelopes
Japanese Stamps
Presidents of the United States
Christmas Stamp Art
Inverted Jenny
Soaking stamps
Collecting envelopes

 What else can I collect?
Tired of just filling holes in albums? There are lots of "collectable things" available for the stamp collector.

I can come up with lots of ideas of what else to collect. Can you? Tell me what you collect that is not just filling holes in an album. I may add it to the list. email me

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"Stamp collector" or Philatelist"? Some people think a "philatelist" (fl-LAT-un-list) means someone who is an expert at "stamp collecting." That's not true! But one advantage of using the word "philately" (fl-LAT-un-lee) is that it includes all areas of the hobby -- not just stamps -- such as postal markings, postal history, postal stationery, and the postal items from the time before there were stamps, such as folded letters.

1. the collecting of stamps and other postal matter as a hobby or an investment.

2. the study of postage stamps, revenue stamps, stamped envelopes, postmarks, postal cards, covers, and similar material relating to postal or fiscal history.

"Stamps are miniature documents of human history. They are the means by which a country gives sensible expression to its hopes and needs; its beliefs and ideals. They mirror the past and presage the future. They delineate cultural attainments, industrial works, domestic, civil and social life. In a word, these vignettes give a vivid picture of the world, its occupants and their multifarious endeavors."

Francis Cardinal Spellman, c. 1950

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