Q:

Where can you find rare stamps?

A:

Quick Answer

The best places to find rare stamps are online and at certain physical locations. For example, Internet sites, such as Stamps2Go and bidStart, can help viewers bid on stamps. Pawn shops, post offices and museums also sometimes sell stamps.

Know More
Where can you find rare stamps?
Credit: UIG via Getty Images Universal Images Group Getty Images

Full Answer

When purchasing rare stamps, it is crucial to be informed about the stamp being bought. A person should be aware of the condition, value and rarity of the stamp he is buying, as all these factors can affect the value of the stamp. Buying stamps online can be risky because of the prevalence of counterfeits.

Pawn shops are excellent places to purchase stamps, as they usually have a large quantity and rare pieces. The best way to buy stamps is to buy a full collection or album of stamps because the stamps are organized.

One way to buy stamps is to subscribe to a magazine that offers deals on stamps. For example, Linn's Stamp News is a newsletter that offers special deals on rare and limited time stamps.

Learn more about Stamps

Related Questions

  • Q:

    Where can I find World War II stamps?

    A:

    Herrick Stamp, an American stamp dealer, offers a wide variety of World War II stamps. MAR Historical is a dealer that specializes in German materials from World War II, including stamps, postcards and other ephemera.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Who would want used stamps?

    A:

    Used stamps are of great importance to stamp collectors throughout the world. Even though a majority of people who gather stamps as a hobby prefer ones in mint condition, used stamps are also highly desirable, especially if they're rare. There are online stamp dealers that purchase used stamps at a fixed cost and then put them up on display for sale.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are global stamps?

    A:

    The global stamp allows consumers to send a 1-ounce letter or standard-sized postcard anywhere around the globe for just one nominal cost. As of September of 2014, the price for a global stamp was $1.10.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are some charities that collect used stamps?

    A:

    Several charities collect used stamps to support their causes, including People's Dispensary for Sick Animals, Brittle Bone Society, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, Leukaemia CARE, Oxfam and the Royal National Institute of Blind People in Great Britain. In Australia, organizations such as Lone Girl Guides, Knights of the Southern Cross, Bayley House and Guide Dogs Tasmania collect stamps for money.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore