Appraising Stamp Collections for Fun and Profit


Although most stamp collectors generally indulge in their hobby as a leisurely pastime many of them have do their collection appraised for the sake of curiosity. Appraising stamp collections is a good way to find out the accurate value of a person’s stamp collection.


Every stamp collector, beginner or advanced is well aware of the fact that every small piece of stamp has a corresponding price. At times the value of one piece of stamp can sum up the price of an entire collector’s collection.

In most cases, many stamp collectors have their collections appraised in time for stamp auctions wherein stamp trading is customarily done. Stamp collectors bargain with other stamp collectors using the value of their collection to get a piece that they want from another collector.

On the other appraising stamp collections is also a good way to find out how much a particular stamp is worth. This information will come in handy for stamp collectors who are interested in purchasing a specific piece of stamp. As a buyer, the stamp collector will have a fairly good idea of the price and avoid getting ripped off.

Tips on Stamp Appraisal

Stamp collectors can look up the appraised value of ordinary stamps from stamp catalogs. The appraised value of the stamps reviewed by most catalogs generally takes into consideration the expenses covered by the stamp dealer such as handling and preparation of stamps for resale.

Appraising stamp collections also take into consideration the condition of the stamps owned by the collector. Stamps are generally evaluated according to grade such as poor, good, fine, very fine, and mint. Stamps in mint condition generally get a higher appraisal value compared to stamps that are in poor form. However, there are times wherein stamps appraised as good or fine may also carry a significant value.

Having a stamp collection appraised is essential for collectors that want to buy and sell stamps with other stamp collectors. In some cases, collectors that do not cater to a specific market can sell off some stamps at face value since the appraisal value of these stamps is not so high. However stamp collections appraised, as mint condition pieces will surely fetch a bigger price.

Aside from grade, appraising stamp collections also takes into account the brand new and never-hinged value of a stamp aside from its condition. Additionally, appraising stamp collections also consider the market value of the stamp. The more requests there are for a particular stamp will help boost the value of that particular stamp.

Our section here on the site will show you how to start stamp collecting so that you will have fun, not pay too much for your stamps (or how to get them free)along with tips for how to know the value of your stamps if you decide to trade and sell stamps.

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