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Articles by topic

This page provides a topical index for all the articles published on SCB. Please pick a topic or category below, and dig deeper. If you seeking for very specific tidbit, you might alternatively use Search (on the top menu) to locate the necessary information.

Main categoryTopicsReplies
Ask anything about postage stamps and stamp collecting / philately
General things you want to know. Stamps you can't identify. Catalogue values you need to establish. Advice on ANYTHING stamp related you want. NO question is too basic or silly.
402260
BOBs (not) Your uncle - bizarre back of book stamps
Articles and discussion about various BOB (back-of-book) items such as officials, dues, revenues, ATM stamps, interesting cancellations, and all kinds of other stamp like labels and items.
63463
EFO stamps - Errors, freaks and oddities
Print flaws, color shifts, missing colors, plate flaws etc. stamp printing related errors, freaks & oddities discussed here!
38259
Generally speaking - Deep thoughts about stamps, philately and life in general
Wide ranging discussion about the pleasures and sorrows of collecting the world on stamps.
611405
How to collect stamps - guide to stamp collecting basics
Hands on advice on choosing the right storage methods, how to soak stamps etc. basic issues that each and every stamp collector should master.
371150
How to preserve and build a stamp collection
Discussion and practical advice on how to build a stamp collection, and how to keep it safe from dangers of environment (mold, foxing/rust etc).
22654
Perfin stamps (aka perfins)
All perfins related discussions here.
327
Philatelic knowledge base
In-depth articles and discussion of stamp series worldwide.
931155
Philatelic publications and publishing
Thoughts related to stamp catalogs, stamp magazines, blogging and the publishing industry around it all.
395
Philatelic tidbits
Short news and chatter about interesting stamps, new issues, general trends etc.
1431036
Reviews of stamp catalogs and other philatelic accessories
Reviews of various stamp related products and services such as stamp catalogs.
17211
Stamp collecting software and online services
Wide ranging discussion about the (digital) tools and services 21st century stamp collector has and needs.
131155
Stamp values
Discussion and advice on how stamps and stamp collections are valued.
16529
Trading / Exchanging stamps
471
Updates & support for SCB
All the latest news of what's happening behind the scenes of Stamp Collecting Blog. Please post site related problems and suggestions here.
35591
Sub categoryTopicsReplies
Bogus stamps664
Cinderella stamps (labels, vignettes, labels, charity stamps etc)848
Overprinted stamps11102
Postage stamp forgeries and counterfeit identification36220
Postage stamps and philately Austria (Österreich)5123
Postage stamps and philately Azerbaijan226
Postage stamps and philately of Afghanistan216
Postage stamps and philately of Albania110
Postage stamps and philately of Angola19
Postage stamps and philately of Argentina961
Postage stamps and philately of Australia340
Postage stamps and philately of Belgium355
Postage stamps and philately of Brazil399
Postage stamps and philately of Bulgaria532
Postage stamps and philately of Burundi17
Postage stamps and philately of Canada898
Postage stamps and philately of Central Lithuania120
Postage stamps and philately of Ceylon and Sri Lanka10
Postage stamps and philately of Chile26
Postage stamps and philately of China9100
Postage stamps and philately of Congo12
Postage stamps and philately of Cuba12
Postage stamps and philately of Cyprus512
Postage stamps and philately of Czech & Slovakia & Czechoslovakia684
Postage stamps and philately of Denmark654
Postage stamps and philately of Ecuador645
Postage stamps and philately of Egypt426
Postage stamps and philately of Equatorial Guinea235
Postage stamps and philately of Finland25131
Postage stamps and philately of France7117
Postage stamps and philately of Germany and German states18260
Postage stamps and philately of Greece320
Postage stamps and philately of Guatemala27
Postage stamps and philately of Guyana12
Postage stamps and philately of Haiti217
Postage stamps and philately of Hong Kong121
Postage stamps and philately of Hungary (Magyar)860
Postage stamps and philately of India1072
Postage stamps and philately of Israel and related areas14
Postage stamps and philately of Italy and Italian states662
Postage stamps and philately of Japan (Nippon)9113
Postage stamps and philately of Kenya10
Postage stamps and philately of Latvia12
Postage stamps and philately of Lebanon12
Postage stamps and philately of Liberia27
Postage stamps and philately of Liechtenstein14
Postage stamps and philately of Lithuania225
Postage stamps and philately of Malawi27
Postage stamps and philately of Malaysia15
Postage stamps and philately of Mexico112
Postage stamps and philately of Netherlands and related areas320
Postage stamps and philately of New Zealand223
Postage stamps and philately of Nicaragua314
Postage stamps and philately of Nigeria437
Postage stamps and philately of North Korea515
Postage stamps and philately of Norway (Norge / Noreg)14
Postage stamps and philately of Ottoman Republic and Turkey and related areas14
Postage stamps and philately of Pakistan26
Postage stamps and philately of Persia and Iran113
Postage stamps and philately of Peru313
Postage stamps and philately of Philippines317
Postage stamps and philately of Poland757
Postage stamps and philately of Portugal230
Postage stamps and philately of Romania565
Postage stamps and philately of Russia and related areas9109
Postage stamps and philately of Samoa110
Postage stamps and philately of Saudi Arabia112
Postage stamps and philately of Sierra Leone114
Postage stamps and philately of Singapore313
Postage stamps and philately of South Africa (RSA) and States540
Postage stamps and philately of Spain (Espana)12134
Postage stamps and philately of Sri Lanka214
Postage stamps and philately of Sudan18
Postage stamps and philately of Swaziland17
Postage stamps and philately of Sweden (Sverige)1282
Postage stamps and philately of Switzerland (Helvetia)619
Postage stamps and philately of Thailand14
Postage stamps and philately of Trucial states9114
Postage stamps and philately of UK and related areas8197
Postage stamps and philately of USA and related areas16270
Postage stamps and philately of Venezuela15
Postage stamps and philately of Vietnam322
Postage stamps and philately of Yugoslavia and related areas735
Postage stamps and philately of Zambia19
Postmarks and cancellations22214
Private and local postage stamps775
Revenue stamps957

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