Popular Types of Stamps

Are you a beginner who is interested in starting a stamp collection? Whether your purpose of collecting stamps is to one day have a valuable stamp collection to sell for a profit or if you would like a valuable stamp collection that can be passed down to future family generations to come, you may be looking for more information. One of the most commonly asked questions, by beginners and new stamp collectors, concerns what should be collected.

From a stamp collector standpoint, it is important to remember that you have a number of different options. As previously outlined, stamp collectors collect for a number of different reasons, including for personal fulfillments and for profits. If your main goal is to develop a stamp collection that can be profitable, you will want to pay more close attention to the stamps you collect. On the other hand, those who are stamp collecting just for the fun of it or to have a stamp collection to pass down to their children, your options more unlimited.

Regardless of what a stamp collector's goal is, they will find an unlimited number of stamps to collect. For that reason, there are many professional stamp collectors, especially those who are in it for the profits, who choose to pick a stamp collecting theme. This stamp collection theme may include a wide range of stamps, such as stamps with a flower pictured or a more detailed theme, such as stamps from the 1910s that are in perfect to semi-perfect condition. A few popular types of stamps collected, as well as their themes are outlined below.

Holiday stamps are one of the most widely collected types of stamps, especially by beginners and children. Holiday stamps will always be a classic for stamp collectors. Due to their return every year, holiday stamps are generally consider worthless, unless they are limited edition special stamps or from the late 1800s or early 1900s.

Cartoon and other television or related movie stamps are popular. This is most due in part to the fact that many of these stamps are issued only as limited edition stamps. This limits the amount of stamps that are in circulation, as well as the number of stamps that are collected for the purpose of having a stamp collection. For a cartoon or another television or movie related stamp to be valuable, there are a number of important factors that need to be examined. One of these factors includes the availability, how many stamps were issued? The cartoon, movie, or television show in question, as well as it age or the year it was popular, may also have an impact on value as well.

The above mentioned stamps are just a few of the many types of stamps collected by stamp collectors, especially those who are new to stamp collecting. Once a certain point has been reached, either in time or at a collecting stage, many stamp collectors make the decision to expand their collections with a little bit of boldness. This may result in the hunting and buying of rare, older, or limited edition stamps from a professional stamp dealer. With that being said, it is important to never discount the stamp types highlighted above. What is nice about many stamps, especially those with fun themes, is that you never know what the future may bring for values.