Where can you find rare stamps?
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Where can you find rare stamps?

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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.

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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.

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