We would also like to add some top tips to looking after a stamp collection:
Tip 1) Insuring your stamps is fundamentally the most important thing you can do, as although you would not be able to replace the collection you had, at least you would have the money to start a new collection.
Tip 2) Keep your stamps in appropriate albums, in darkness, away from direct sunlight with suitable humidity (not in a loft or outbuilding)
Tip 3) Ensure you keep details of your collection documented in a separate location to where your stamp collection is housed.
Tip 4) Preferably, don’t keep your stamps in a safe, as this draws attention to thieves who will make this their first target, and more often will dispose of the collection as they have not got the knowledge to know what to do with them.
Tip 5) Frequently evaluate the value of your collection as stamps do fluctuate over the years.
Following the announcement made by Royal Mail earlier this year, November and December will be the final months that visitors and collectors will be able to make purchases from The Postal Museum’s two Post & Go machines. Please find the final schedule of Post & Go at The Postal Museum below.
From: 10am Wednesday 8th November to 5pm Thursday 30th November:
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