Line vs Comb Perforations. How to tell the difference.
Philatelic Articles: Line vs Comb Perforations. How to tell the difference. In a continuation of our series of informative articles to help collectors identify stamp varieties, we are now going to try and explain one of the least understood varieties in stamps: namely, how to tell the difference between “line” & “comb” perforated stamps. Sometimes […]Read more
How to Use EzImage to find those Valuable Stamp Varieties
Using EzImage to find Stamp Varieties While at the NY World Stamp Show 2016, I was looking for some German collections and I found a very obscure lot described by a British specialist as a “mixed lot of about 100 stamps with multiple German colonies: mix of used and mint hinged condition with some duplication.” […]Read more
How to Easily Differentiate Between Photo and Litho Stamps. A Simple explanation
How to Differentiate Between Photogravure & Lithographed Stamps A common question we receive from many EzStamp customers is “What is the difference between Litho & Photo? What do they mean?”. Above is an example of 7 Machin Head Stamps from Great Britain. These Machin Heads have been issued by Great Britain since 1968. There are […]Read more
Die I & II of the British Colonial Stamps
How to Differentiate Between the two Dies of the British Colonial Stamps One of the most common questions we receive about British Colonial stamps is how to differentiate between the two dies of these common stamps. The easiest way is to look for the base of the Crown and whether is it BELOW the Frame […]Read more
eLook™ eBay & HipStamp Internet Search
eBay & HipStamp Internet Search from within EzStamp eLook™ technology is another innovation from SoftPro. We hope that we have provided stamp collectors an easy to use, quick and accurate method of finding the stamps they want. Using eLook™ : You must be on EzStamp 8.0 or higher . To start eLook™, use Ctl+E while […]Read more
Inherited a stamp collection? What now?
Inherited a stamp collection? What now? ❶ Decide what to do with it. Are you going to keep the collection and start collecting and add to it? Are you going to sell it? Are you going to donate it or give it to a family member? Before you make a decision, it is important […]Read more
Philatelic Terminology Explained
There are a lot of terms & short forms used in philately. For the new collector, it can be overwhelming. Here is a great resource to look up all the stamp collecting terminology. Philatelic terminology Even if you have been collecting for a long time, it’s a good refresher to go over terminology. There may […]Read more
Mexico Specialized Catalog Available
If you collect Mexico Foreign Mail Issues, then you need to see the fantastic new catalog that was recently published by USID. If you like to hunt for hidden gems, you should get this catalog & get a jump on everyone else. I got mine a few weeks back & have been hunting all over […]Read more
Understanding Coin Price Guides
Understanding Coin Price Guides There are many coin price guides published; weekly, bi-weekly, monthly and annually. They come in the form of magazines, newsprint, “hot sheets”, and books. All of us have referred to one of these from time to time to ascertain what a particular coin might be worth. Yet, few of us stop […]Read more
What Coins Should I Collect?
What Coins Should I Collect? You should collect what you like and enjoy. This is Your Dream. Design it any way you want. Never-the-less, . . . decide on Foreign coins or US Coins; and Proof or Mint State. If US, then decide upon a Denomination: penny, nickel, dime, quarter, half dollar, dollar or other. […]Read more