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Movie stars on stamps

If you are bitten by the thematic stamp collecting bug, sooner or later you will stumble on a stamp depicting a movie icon... and you will want to start collecting those. There is no denying it. Famous actors and actresses make an attractive subject for …

Definitive and commemorative stamps

Stamps used to come to us stuck on letters and that is how many of us started collecting them.   Now that the snail mail is becoming extinct, stamp collecting is waning too, a victim of the rise of digital technology.   Although …

Jellyfish on South African stamps

Jellyfish are not everyone’s cup of tea. Some find these creatures vaguely repulsive, probably due their mushy and squashy physique. Some find them positively terrifying, a state of mind that seems to be in close correlation to having been stung by a …

Are your treasures covered?

So, you’ve decided to start collecting valuable items like antiques, gemstones, rare coins, stamps, war medals... You have done your maths. You know the price of the things you want and you are ready to pay for them. However… Have you stopped to …

11 don’ts of stamp collecting

The top concern to any stamp collector is to keep those small, fragile pieces of paper in good condition. This is because the value of even very rare stamps suffers if they are damaged or blemished. Even more importantly, a stamp collector is a curator of …

World’s first smart stamp

This one is for bidorbuyers who collect stamps - and for bidorbuyers who own or want to own a smart phone. What in the world do stamps and smart phones have in common, you ask? Your question reveals that you have not heard yet about the world's first …