Stamp Collecting Equipment

If you are a beginner of the stamp collecting phenomenon, there are some things that you nee to know. First you will need some stamps, you can find these stamps from other collectors who are selling stamps or maybe family and friends have some stamps you can have. Even every day stamps are great. You need to have certain items to help you with the process of stamp collecting. The first rule of stamp collecting is never touch the stamps with your hands. You could crush the sides or damage the stamp while holding it.

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So your first piece of equipment would be a pair of tweezers. They can be an old pair; they don’t have to be special for stamp collecting. The tweezers make it easy to pick up the stamps. Then the next important thing you should have is a stock book for placing your stamps into. These you may have to get a hobby store. You want to make sure that these stamps are handled and store correctly. Next you will need a magnifying glass to see the details of the stamp up close.

The equipment for stamp collecting is very inexpensive; you can find the magnifying glass and tweezers in a dollar store and the stamp collecting book you can find in a hobby shop or in your local retail store. Now that you have your equipment you are ready to begin collecting.