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Collecting Stamps - More Than A Kids Play by Fabiola Groshan





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Most people may know that collectible rare stamps have high price tags. However, only people involved in the collection and purchase of rare stamps, know that making a stamp investment is one of the best investment options available out there.

The whole idea behind investments is that there is a waiting period before an investor can see the benefits. And this is especially true in the case of stamp investments. The field of rare stamps is probably one of the fields that are not going to get affected by any economic crisis, no matter how harsh it may be. That’s the best part about rare stamps, they can never depreciate.

There is a constant overwhelming number of collectors entering the rare stamps market, and this only leads to an increase in value for the stamps. The reason why this happens is because, the number of rare stamps is limited, so with the increasing number of collectors and intermediaries, there are not enough to go around. Therefore, we can easily observe that the demand is completely outweighing the supply. The larger the demand, the higher the prices get on rare stamps.

Buying 200 or 100 years old stamps is not the only way to make a stamp investment. Well versed stamp investors prospect various countries around the world that foresee economic growth in the long term. These countries are usually the best sources for quality rare stamps that turn out to be high quality stamp investments. One thing you have to keep an eye out for is quality. The quality has been and always will be directly proportional with the price tag for that item. Making a stamp investment by purchasing stamps of a low quality will not only bring no profit, but it will most likely lead to losses.

The best thing about collecting stamps and keeping them for a profit is that the only requirements are a little education on the subject, and a flair for business. Stamp investments have settled in the top 4 investment options. Investing in rare stamps will get you an annual return of at least 12%.

Moreover, the stock exchange market in London currently holds a company that is selling 150 year old rare stamps. An accomplished stamp collector must be knowledgeable and able to correctly grade and classify rare stamps; must have extensive knowledge about rare stamps from all over the world. He must know the correct ways to handle and store his stamps. Also, keeping tight relationships with other collectors and philatelists, ensures that a collector’s stamp investment will be on the safe side, in the long run.

As a conclusion, I’ll say that collecting stamps is not just a kids’ hobby, but it can also turn into a true business opportunity. And the best thing is, you don’t have to start big; you can just buy a rare stamp, or two, and see how that works out; or maybe, even sift through your parents or grandparents’ stamp collections to see if you find an item that might turn out to be a genuine gem.

For more resources about rare stamps or even about stamp investment please review this website http://www.brandonstamps.com

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