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A Variety Of Stamps For The Avid Collector

Jul 9, 2008
Collectors have a wide variety of stamps to choose from since almost every country in the world issues stamps in number of different types and formats. Collectors may choose to create their collection to reflect their personal interests so that it shows their own unique identity.

Some individuals collect commemorative stamps that are issued to remember a special event or individual, which are only available for a limited time. The first commemorative stamp issued in the United States celebrated the landing of Columbus in the New World, which was issued in 1869. Another type of stamp is the Se-tenant, which are two or more un-separated stamps that have different designs or values. These types of stamps are usually part of a commemorative set of stamps, such as the 1987 issue of Flora and Fauna.

Airmail stamps is type of stamps that were issued from by the United States from 1918 until 1993 for any item that was delivered by air. In this type are the extremely popular 1930 Zeppelin stamps, which were withdrawn from the market after only forty-one days. This is the reason these are the most sought after airmail stamps available with the exception of the twenty-four cent Inverted Jenny error airmail stamp of 1918.

Stamps that have been surcharged, overprinted, or inscribed with an extra charge with the addition to the postage fee with the intention of obtaining funds for a variety of charities are known as semi-postal stamps. The United States has issued only two types of these stamps, which include the Heroes of 2001 that raised funds for the victims of the 9-11 attack and the 1996 Breast Cancer Awareness stamp.

Coil stamps are long coiled strips of stamps that are used in affixing machines or are sold in vending machines, which have straight edges on two opposite sides and perforations on the other two. A coil line pair of stamps is a pair of stamps from a rotary coil that show a colored line that causes a gap where the printing plate was joined. A small book that contains stamps is known as booklet stamps, which are extremely convenient are are often sold through vending machines. Booklet panes are panes of stamps that are cut and printed to be sold only in these booklets. Booklets stamps usually contain at least two of these panes.

Stamped envelopes are a special type of envelope where the postage stamp has been either embossed or preprinted onto the envelope. Collectors will collect these as either entires or as cut squares where the stamp is cut out of the envelope where a square has been shaped from the margin. A postal card is stationary that has been issued by the post office and is similar to a postal envelope that has a stamp that has been preprinted or embossed onto the card.

In 1934 Congress authorized Federal Duck stamps to license hunters as a type of revenue to help maintain waterfowl life within the United States. Sales of these stamps were offered to collectors in 1935, who prefer them in mint condition. These stamps are attached to hunting licenses and issued by each state individually. Federal Duck Stamps are one of the most popular collectible stamp with collectors.

Revenue or tax stamps are attached to any documents, stock certificates, playing cards, tobacco, etc. that shows a required government tax has been paid. Definitive stamp are regular stamps that are used for regular postage and used for a number of years.
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