What does this picture have to do with stamp collecting? Read on for the full true story
What does this picture have to do with stamp collecting? Read on for the full true story Back in the early 1980’s, I had the privilege of working in the Galapagos Islands, also known as the “Islas Encantadas” or Enchanted isles. I was given this incredible opportunity by my calculus professor at UofT, who was […]Read more
CELEBRATING our 25th Year in Business
We’re CELEBRATING our 25th Year in Business Thank You to all our loyal Customers over the years. It has been my pleasure to provide stamp & coin collectors with the best possible software & service. When I think back to our first release of EzStamp back in 1992 on Windows 3.0, it makes me realize […]Read more
How to Identify Belgium King Albert I stamps of 1915
Identifying the Belgium King Albert I Varieties Recent Inquiries into the varieties of the King Albert I stamps of Belgium from 1915-1920 prompted me to create the following document to allow collectors to easily identify them. A step by step guide to help you easily and correctly identify these varieties. These seemingly common stamps have […]Read more
Forgery or Authentic?
Forgery or Authentic? One of the dark aspects of philately that we must all be concerned with are fakes & forgeries. Over the long history of our great hobby, there have been many individuals who have forged stamps to deceive & defraud collectors. Names like The Spiro Brothers, Fournier & Sperati are amongst the most […]Read more
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
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