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Q&A: Help I inherited a stamp collection. What should I do with it?

Q&A: Help I inherited a stamp collection. What should I do with it?Are you one of those fortunate guys/gals who inherited a stamp collection? The very first question you have to ask yourself is do you want to keep it, or get rid of it? But what then? I'll try to answer your questions on this topic below. ...(1423 words,0 images, 185 comments)

Q&A: stamp albums, stock books and other storage methods

Ask and discuss about stamp albums, stock books and other storage related issues. ...( 142 comments).

Q&A: stamp catalogs and other publications

Ask and discuss anything about various stamp catalogs (Michel, Scott, Yvert, SG etc). ...( 61 comments).

Q&A: stamp software

Ask and discuss about stamp related software and online services. ...( 52 comments).

Q&A: what stamp is this?

Are you having some unidentified stamps? Show what you have, and I and other readers of the blog will do their best to identify them accurately. ...( 282 comments).

Ask anything about stamps, collecting, life

Generic discussion about stamps, collecting and life. Before you ask a question on this page, please do notice that there are plenty of country and area specific sub-QA pages (so if your question is e.g. about stamps of Spain, please post it on Q&A: Stamps of Spain and Spanish colonies page) and hundreds of archived (older) talks. Before bringing up a question, please use the search (on top) to see if the topic has already been covered elsewhere on SCB. Thanks. ...( 49 comments).

Q&A: stamps of Austria and Austrian areas

Q&A: stamps of Austria and Austrian areasDo you have a question about stamps / philately of Austria and related areas? Your questions answered. ...( 60 comments).

Q&A: stamps of BENELUX (Belgium, Netherland, Luxembourg)

Do you have a question about stamps / philately of Belgium, Netherland or Luxembourg (and related territories)? Your questions answered. ...( 41 comments).

Q&A:Stamps of Britain and Commonwealth

Q&A:Stamps of Britain and CommonwealthDo you have question about British or commonwealth stamps / philately? Your questions answered. ...( 122 comments).

Q&A: stamps of Bulgaria

Do you have a question about stamps / philately of Bulgaria (and related territories)? Your questions answered. ...( 15 comments).

Q&A: stamps of Canada

Q&A: stamps of CanadaDo you have a question about stamps / philately of Canada and states? Your questions answered. ...( 38 comments).

Q&A: stamps of Chile

Do you have a question about stamps / philately of Chile? Your questions answered. ...( 4 comments).

Q&A: stamps of China

Do you have a question about stamps / philately of China (and related territories)? Your questions answered. ...( 20 comments).

Q&A: stamps of Czech, Slovakia & Czechoslovakia

Do you have a question about stamps / philately of Czech, Slovakia, or Czechoslovakia (and related territories)? Your questions answered. ...( 24 comments).

Q&A: stamps of Denmark

Do you have a question about stamps / philately of Denmark (and related territories)? Your questions answered. ...( 23 comments).

Q&A: Stamps of Finland

Q&A: Stamps of FinlandDo you have questions about Finnish stamps / philately? Your questions answered. ...( 27 comments).

Q&A: stamps of France & colonies

Q&A: stamps of France & coloniesDo you have question about stamps of France or French colonies? Your questions answered. ...( 48 comments).

Q&A: stamps of Germany and German areas

Q&A: stamps of Germany and German areasDo you have a question about stamps / philately of Germany and related areas (including colonies, states etc)? Your questions answered. ...( 133 comments).

Q&A: stamps of Hungary

Do you have a question about stamps / philately of Hungary (and related territories)? Your questions answered. ...( 25 comments).

Q&A: stamps of India and Indian states

Do you have a question about stamps / philately of India or Indian states (and related territories)? Your questions answered. ...( 15 comments).

Q&A: stamps of Italy and Italian colonies

Do you have a question about stamps / philately of Italy (and related territories)? Your questions answered. ...( 26 comments).

Q&A: stamps of Japan

Do you have a question about stamps / philately of Japan (and related territories)? Your questions answered. ...( 16 comments).

Q&A: stamps of Norway

Do you have a question about stamps / philately of Norway? Your questions answered. ...( 7 comments).

Q&A: stamps of Pakistan

Do you have a question about stamps / philately of Pakistan (and related territories such as Bahawalpur or Las Bela)? Your questions answered. ...( 2 comments).

Q&A: stamps of Philippines

Do you have a question about stamps / philately of Philippines? Your questions answered. ...( 6 comments).

Q&A: stamps of Romania and related areas

Q&A: stamps of Romania and related areasDo you have a question about stamps / philately of Romania and related areas? Your questions answered. ...( 16 comments).

Q&A: stamps of Russia and areas

Q&A: stamps of Russia and areasDo you have question about stamps of Russia and related areas? Your questions answered. ...( 58 comments).

Q&A: stamps of Spain & Spanish colonies

Q&A: stamps of Spain & Spanish coloniesDo you have questions about stamps of Spain or Spanish colonies? Your questions answered. ...( 42 comments).

Q&A: stamps of Sweden

Q&A: stamps of SwedenDo you have a question about stamps / philately of Sweden? Your questions answered. ...( 22 comments).

Q&A: stamps of US and related territories

Q&A: stamps of US and related territoriesDo you have a question about stamps / philately of USA and related areas (Canal Zone, Philippines,Hawaii etc)? Your questions answered. ...( 76 comments).

Q&A: stamps of Yugoslavia and related areas

Q&A: stamps of Yugoslavia and related areasDo you have a question about stamps / philately of Yugoslavia and related areas (Serbia, Croatia, BH etc)? Your questions answered. ...( 8 comments).

Feedback for the blog

Do you love or hate something with SCB? Share your opinions and experiences on this page, and have your say on the future (updates/versions) of SCB. ...( 68 comments).

Suggest a topic for blog entry

Do you have a specific topic you'd like me to cover a on the Stamp Collecting blog? Feel free to make a suggestion. Please note, that I will not make any guarantees that I will write about the suggested topics (at least on fast schedule). ...( 26 comments).

Introduce yourself

Introduce yourself (and/or your field of expertise) to other readers of SCB. ...( 81 comments).

Q&A archives : Ask anything about stamps, collecting, life (Archived questions Nov 2013 - Aug 2015)

Q&A archives : Ask anything about stamps, collecting, life (Archived questions Nov 2013 - Aug 2015)Generic discussion about stamps, collecting and life. This page contains archived questions from Nov 2013 - Aug 2015. The topics discussed include (but are not limited to) ebay buying practices, soaking stamps from parcel (cardboard), how many stamps a 100 grams (or 1kg) of off-paper stamps actually contains, the rise and fall of MH (mint hinged) stamps, SON/SOTN stamps, grading / quality of stamps, and use of Bestine (on non-soakable stamps). ...( 91 comments).

Q&A archives : Ask anything about stamps, collecting, life (Archived questions Nov 2012 – Sep 2013)

Q&A archives : Ask anything about stamps, collecting, life  (Archived questions Nov 2012 – Sep 2013)Generic discussion about stamps, collecting and life. This page contains archived questions from Nov 2012 - Sep 2013. The topics discussed include (but are not limited to) cleaning/restauration of classic stamps, dealing (storage and sorting) with large number of stamps and duplicates, watermarking stamps, and soaking the gum off from CTOs . ...( 57 comments).

Q&A archives : Ask anything about stamps, collecting, life (Archived questions May 2012 - Oct 2012)

Q&A archives : Ask anything about stamps, collecting, life (Archived questions May 2012 - Oct 2012)Generic discussion about stamps, collecting and life. This page contains archived questions from May 2012 - Oct 2012. The topics discussed include (but are not limited to) stamps of Burkina Faso, peelable hinges, missing background of Mexican Bach-stamp, varieties (in general), tips on how to scan stamps like a pro, and State of Oman stamps. ...( 79 comments).

Q&A archives : Ask anything about stamps, collecting, life (Archived questions Jan 2012 – May 2012)

Q&A archives : Ask anything about stamps, collecting, life  (Archived questions Jan 2012 – May 2012)Generic discussion about stamps, collecting and life. This page contains archived questions from Jan 2012 - May 2012. The topics discussed include (but are not limited to) P-stamps, letter addressing practices, stamps of Mordovia, what standards to use when adding items to one's collection, and how to value lots/collections when bidding/buying. ...( 73 comments).

Q&A archives : Ask anything about stamps, collecting, life (Archived questions Sep 2011 – Jan 2012)

Q&A archives : Ask anything about stamps, collecting, life (Archived questions Sep 2011 – Jan 2012)Generic discussion about stamps, collecting and life. This page contains archived questions from Sep 2011 to Jan 2012. The topics discussed include (but are not limited to) different collecting practices (listening music when working with stamps etc), cancellations with wrong dates,CTOs and stamps issued in excess of postal needs, and Bahamas color variety. ...( 65 comments).

Q&A archives : Ask anything about stamps, collecting, life (Archived questions Jan 2010 – Aug 2011)

Q&A archives : Ask anything about stamps, collecting, life (Archived questions Jan 2010 – Aug 2011)Generic discussion about stamps, collecting and life. This page contains archived questions from Jan 2010 - Aug 2011. The topics discussed include (but are not limited to) Discworld fantasy stamps, how to clean tweezers, unsoakable stamps (and how to deal with them), differentiating chalky from original paper, future of stamp collecting, and how to acquire new stamps to one's collection. ...( 75 comments).

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