How to Start Collecting

Stamp Identification Guidelines

At Mystic, we understand getting started in stamp collecting can be a little confusing, but it’s a lot of fun and we’re here to help.

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History of International Stamp Exhibitions in the U.S.

The first international stamp exhibition to be held in the U.S. took place in New York City in 1913.

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What is microprinting?

Microprinting is tiny type added to a stamp’s design. The type is so small, it can’t be read without a magnifying glass or microscope.

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Watch CBS’ Stamp Collecting Show

Did you miss the recent stamp collecting segment on the CBS Sunday Morning show?

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Explore stamp-related videos

Did you know there are hundreds of stamp collecting videos online, including the National Postal Museum’s Maynard Sundman Lectures?

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How to collect seldom-seen formats

Collecting stamp position blocks and pairs is fun and rewarding. The legendary “Farley’s Follies” are a good example.  They offer you the opportunity to own scarce stamps with a neat stamp story!

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Philatelic Glossary

A glossary of terms to help you understand the Stamp Collecting world.

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Owney the Postal Dog E-book

Chances are you’ve heard about Owney the Postal Dog.  Now you can enjoy the tale of the terrier mixed-breed dog with your young friends.

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Great Britain Philately eBooks

Here are some editions of The London Philatelist that were published in England in the late 19th and early 20th century.

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