November 20, 2018
Stamp Design Errors
Design errors are a set of mistakes in the plot of a stamp (that has been officially released into circulation), which has been caused by a human factor. This peculiarity may occur when creating the drawing through the fault of the artist, engraver, a postal official, postal department in general or government departments that incorrectly formulated the task or did not ensure its proper execution. However, most errors are the result of inattention.
November 17, 2018
A new catalog of Russia local issues 1918-1922, 1931 was released!
A new 464-page catalog of local stamps and provisionals of Russia 1918-1922, 1931 was released and available for order.
August 31, 2018
Mistakes to Avoid when Making Coin Investments
Collecting coins is not only one of the most exciting activities but also a good way to invest your money. However, there are certain mistakes even an experienced collector can make.
August 26, 2018
Stamp Errors Review: Part II
This is the second part of the article on stamp errors.
August 25, 2018
A Quick Guide on Stamp Catalogs
Below, you can find a list of different stamp catalogs in alphabetical order with an explanation which territories of the world they cover.
August 18, 2018
Stamp Errors Review: Part I
Errors discussed in the review can make a stamp incredibly rare and valuable. Therefore, every collector or auctioneer willing to purchase items at online stamp auctions or some other events should be aware of those errors and know how to recognize them. In this article, you can find the most important factors affecting stamp price.
August 12, 2018
Stamp Errors: A Quick Guide
As a rule, most collectors hunt for individual stamps, which differ from their standard form because of a typographical or some other error. Auctions at which error stamps are sold attract the greatest attention.
August 05, 2018
Three Types of Antique Porcelain: How to Differentiate Between Them
There are three types of porcelain, which are bisque, soft-paste, and hard-paste. Each of them is different in appearance, texture, and production technique.
August 03, 2018
How to Start an Art Collection: Five Quick Tips
Many experienced collectors started their art collections by buying easily recognizable works of famous authors, but at an affordable price. However, there are a number of factors, which should be considered first.
July 06, 2018
Buying Antiques When You’re on a Budget: Quick Tips
Buying antique items is always exciting whether you are an experienced collector or a newbie. However, there can be times when you find yourself on a tight budget but still want to add something to your collection.
June 27, 2018
How to Estimate the Price of Your Antique Item Using the Internet
If you think that you have an antique item, which might be quite valuable, you don't need to rush to an appraiser or a dealer straight away.
June 19, 2018
How to Determine the Value of a Stamp
Stamp prices depend on various factors, and the same stamp can either grow or lose in price quickly. For example, changes in the economy, trends, moods in society and so on can affect the value of an item. However, there are several fundamental aspects that can help you form an opinion about the stamp value.
June 11, 2018
Defining the Price of Masterpieces
Defining the price of a masterpiece is a difficult task. Dealers, galleries, experts, and other agents need to work together to evaluate the artwork correctly.
June 07, 2018
Verifying the Authenticity of Russian Gold
Gold items created during the existence of the Russian Empire are marked with the number 56 (as seen on the ring). Apart from the millesimal fineness mark, the item must have the coat of arms of the locality or the initials of the jeweler engraved on it.
Russia: Most Valuable and Rare Stamps
Rare and Valuable Stamps of Germany
Rare and Valuable US Stamps and Postal History
The Most Expensive Antique Items Ever Sold: Part I
The One and Only British Guiana 1c Magenta: Part II
World’s Largest Stamp Auction Houses: Part I
The Most Expensive Photos Sold at Auctions: Part I