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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 stamps
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.
402138
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.
60448
EFO stamps - Errors, freaks and oddities
Print flaws, color shifts, missing colors, plate flaws etc. stamp printing related errors, freaks & oddities discussed here!
36251
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.
581337
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.
341086
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).
21610
Perfins
All perfins related discussions here.
327
Philatelic knowledge base
In-depth articles and discussion of stamp series worldwide.
901124
Philatelic tidbits
Short news and chatter about interesting stamps, new issues, general trends etc.
137961
Publishing
Thoughts related to stamp catalogs, stamp magazines, blogging and the publishing industry around it all.
395
Reviews
Reviews of various stamp related products and services such as stamp catalogs.
15206
Stamp collecting software and online services
Wide ranging discussion about the (digital) tools and services 21st century stamp collector has and needs.
121149
Stamp values
Discussion and advice on how stamps and stamp collections are valued.
16526
Trading / Exchanging stamps
471
Updates & support
All the latest news of what's happening behind the scenes of Stamp Collecting Blog. Please post site related problems and suggestions here.
35584
Sub categoryTopicsReplies
Bogus stamps664
Cinderellas (seals / vignettes / labels etc)848
Overprints on stamps11102
Postmarks and cancellations22214
Private and local postage stamps775
Revenues957
Stamp forgeries35214
Stamps and postal history of Afghanistan216
Stamps and postal history of Albania110
Stamps and postal history of Angola19
Stamps and postal history of Argentina961
Stamps and postal history of Australia340
Stamps and postal history of Austria (Osterreich)5123
Stamps and postal history of Azerbaijan226
Stamps and postal history of Belgium346
Stamps and postal history of Brazil399
Stamps and postal history of Bulgaria532
Stamps and postal history of Burundi17
Stamps and postal history of Canada898
Stamps and postal history of Central Lithuania114
Stamps and postal history of Ceylon and Sri Lanka10
Stamps and postal history of Chile26
Stamps and postal history of China9100
Stamps and postal history of Congo12
Stamps and postal history of Cuba12
Stamps and postal history of Cyprus512
Stamps and postal history of Czech & Slovakia & Czechoslovakia445
Stamps and postal history of Czech & Slovakia & Czechoslovakia239
Stamps and postal history of Denmark654
Stamps and postal history of Ecuador645
Stamps and postal history of Egypt426
Stamps and postal history of Equatorial Guinea235
Stamps and postal history of Finland24115
Stamps and postal history of France6115
Stamps and postal history of Germany and German states16239
Stamps and postal history of Greece320
Stamps and postal history of Guatemala27
Stamps and postal history of Guyana12
Stamps and postal history of Haiti217
Stamps and postal history of Hong Kong121
Stamps and postal history of Hungary (Magyar)758
Stamps and postal history of India1072
Stamps and postal history of Israel and related areas14
Stamps and postal history of Italy and Italian states662
Stamps and postal history of Japan (Nippon)9113
Stamps and postal history of Kenya10
Stamps and postal history of Latvia12
Stamps and postal history of Lebanon12
Stamps and postal history of Liberia27
Stamps and postal history of Liechtenstein14
Stamps and postal history of Lithuania219
Stamps and postal history of Malawi27
Stamps and postal history of Malaysia15
Stamps and postal history of Mexico112
Stamps and postal history of Netherlands28
Stamps and postal history of New Zealand113
Stamps and postal history of Nicaragua314
Stamps and postal history of Nigeria437
Stamps and postal history of North Korea515
Stamps and postal history of Norway (Norge / Noreg)14
Stamps and postal history of Pakistan26
Stamps and postal history of Persia / Iran113
Stamps and postal history of Peru313
Stamps and postal history of Philippines317
Stamps and postal history of Poland646
Stamps and postal history of Portugal230
Stamps and postal history of Romania558
Stamps and postal history of Russia and related areas9109
Stamps and postal history of Samoa110
Stamps and postal history of Saudi Arabia112
Stamps and postal history of Sierra Leone114
Stamps and postal history of Singapore313
Stamps and postal history of South Africa (RSA) and States540
Stamps and postal history of Spain (Espana)12132
Stamps and postal history of Sri Lanka17
Stamps and postal history of Sudan18
Stamps and postal history of Swaziland17
Stamps and postal history of Sweden (Sverige)1282
Stamps and postal history of Switzerland (Helvetia)619
Stamps and postal history of Thailand14
Stamps and postal history of Trucial states9110
Stamps and postal history of Turkey14
Stamps and postal history of UK8186
Stamps and postal history of USA16270
Stamps and postal history of Venezuela15
Stamps and postal history of Vietnam319
Stamps and postal history of Yugoslavia and related areas735
Stamps and postal history of Zambia19

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