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LEARN FROM AMERICA'S STAMP EXPERT
With many millions of active collectors in America, stamp collecting is hot. The Official Stamp Collectors Bible is the ultimate compendium for all things philatelic. This book is jam-packed with practical advice on every aspect of collecting and trading. Novices will learn how to start a collection, how to buy and sell, how to develop good Internet auction strategies, how dealers price stamps, and how to find the best insurance. Experienced collectors will find a thorough history of mail and stamp collecting, sources for stamps worldwide, and tips to finding valuable treasures. Peppered throughout are anecdotes from leading authority and best selling author Stephen R. Datz himself, who has more than forty years of experience in the field. Featuring more than 500 photographs and illustrations, this book is the most exhaustive and indispensable guide of its kind.
Besides being a well-known writer on the financial side of the hobby, Datz is a real gentlemanhe knows his subject. John M. Hotchner, Linns Stamp News
The authors conversational writing style, amusing anecdotes, and colorful characters have universal appeal. Canadian Stamp News
Stephen Datz has a way of telling stories that makes the reader ask for more. The Philatelic Communicator