Buy Mexico

Author - Richard Lehmann | Saturday, 14 September 2019

With such a long history and extensive studies of the postal history of Mexico, it is hard to understand why Mexican stamps have failed to reach their potential in terms of valuation given the small printed quantities of so many of the early issues.


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PRESS RELEASE

Author - Richard Lehmann & Tom Droege | Tuesday, 10 September 2019

StampFinder & Stamp Auction Network have joined forces to increase investor participation in philately. The search for diverse safe-haven assets by investors has made the performance of the philatelic market an attractive option.


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CRYING FOR ARGENTINA – PHILATELICALY

Author - Richard Lehmann | Sunday, 08 September 2019

The growing political crisis in Argentina is leading to a financial crisis with severe inflation and capital constraints. This is an environment in which investment grade stamps become a safe-haven investment.


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Buying Investment Grade Stamps

Author - Richard Lehmann | Sunday, 01 September 2019

Quality, Purchase Price and Investment Rating are the keys to making an investment buy in stamps. Catalog valuations of stamps are a poor guide


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Why Stamps Are Good Investments

Author - Richard Lehmann | Friday, 16 August 2019

Stamps have 180 year history of steady price appreciation which only gold and silver can challenge for longevity. As a safe-haven investment it has few peers.


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How The China Tariff War Affects The Stamp Market

Author - Richard Lehmann | Tuesday, 06 August 2019

Chinese stamp appreciation has been driven by the prosperity in China and the need for an underground currency for off the book transactions and safety. The trade war with China will only increase the need for a safe-haven asset like postage stamps..


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Planning Ahead

Author - Richard Lehmann | Saturday, 06 July 2019

Too many collectors die without knowing what their collection is worth or informing their heirs of its proper disposition. It may be a valuable asset in your estate and your heirs will be exploited if they are not properly informed as to how to sel..


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Recent Asian Stamp Performance

Author - Richard Lehmann | Thursday, 06 June 2019

China is not the only star performer in stamp price appreciation. Several other countries are showing significant momentum.


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India

Author - Richard Lehmann | Tuesday, 07 May 2019

We are likely to see explosive price appreciation for India and Indian States stamps in the coming decade. Here's why.


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The Investment Side of Philately - Part 3

Author - Richard Lehmann | Monday, 01 April 2019

Over the last 25 years stamps have proven to be an extremely good investment. This was not well know or well understood. This article provides insight on why.


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The Stamp Arbs

Author - Matthew Schifrin | Monday, 25 March 2019

A look back in history when the Internet was only the gleam in the eyes of a few entrepreneurs. Here's how things looked in 1992. Sad to say, prices have progressed much faster than the embracing of technology by philately.


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The Investment Side of Philately - Part 1

Author - Richard Lehmann | Wednesday, 06 March 2019

The investment side of postage stamps has been debated for decades with no clear answer. In a three part study , the author makes a results based case for stamps as an investment. Part 1 deals with unused stamps.


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The Investment Side of Philately - Part 2

Author - Richard Lehmann | Wednesday, 06 March 2019

The investment side of postage stamps has been debated for decades with no clear answer. In a three part study , the author makes a results based case for stamps as an investment. Part 2 deals with used stamps.


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New Test Story - Please Delete This if you see it.

Author - Ravi Shukla | Thursday, 31 January 2019

Once upon a time...


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Bill Gross' Retirement as an Active Collector - A Watershed Moment for Philately

Author - Richard Lehmann | Friday, 05 October 2018

What the Gross sale may achieve is to attract investor’s worldwide into buying trophy stamps, not just hobbyists.


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Scandinavian Stamp Values

Author - Richard Lehmann | Monday, 10 September 2018

The top appreciation performers were Norway, Denmark and Iceland


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New Stamp Issuance's Affect On The Hobby

Author - Richard Lehmann | Monday, 08 May 2017

Does the flood of new stamps help or hinder the hobby?


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THE FUTURE OF PHILATELY

Author - Richard Lehmann | Wednesday, 31 August 2016

A brief overview demonstrating how much change is coming to philately.


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USA STAMPS

Author - Richard Lehmann | Friday, 20 May 2016

An insightful look into investment grade material covering the US market.


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CHINA

Author - Richard Lehmann | Friday, 15 April 2016

The economy of China has had explosive growth the last 10 years and its stamp prices have reflected this to an astounding degree.


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BACK IN THE USSR & CUBA

Author - Richard Lehmann | Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Russian stamps are hot, no doubt because there is so little for people to invest in there. Cuba, not so hot, but with excellent prospects given the opening of relations by the USA.


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SAUDI ARABIA

Author - Richard Lehmann | Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Saudi Arabia is one of only a few countries left that considers stamps for postal use rather than to publicize the people in power, promote a cause or exploit collectors. this makes their stamps a better investment than oil.


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IRAN, ARGENTINA, VENEZUELA

Author - Richard Lehmann | Saturday, 30 January 2016

While it is not apparent at first glace, these three countries represent great stamp investment possibilities for the same reason.


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BEST BUY VALUATION – AUSTRALIA

Author - Richard Lehmann | Saturday, 30 January 2016

Australian stamps have seen significant price appreciation in the last five years and more is likely to come. Here are a few investment gems.


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STAMP INVESTING – BACKGROUND

Author - Richard Lehmann | Thursday, 28 January 2016

Stamp investing doesn’t require years of experience, but it does require a lot of information and analysis. Here's what you need to know.


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THE INVESTMENT SIDE OF POSTAGE STAMPS

Author - Richard Lehmann | Thursday, 28 January 2016

To invest in stamps doesn’t take tens of thousands of dollars. Tips for buying investment grade stamps valued at $25 and up.


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DEFINING STAMP INVESTING

Author - Richard Lehmann | Sunday, 15 November 2015

Stamps as investments arouse hot discussions among dealers and collectors. Find out why.


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MEXICO – A STAMP INVESTORS DREAM

Author - Richard Lehmann | Sunday, 15 November 2015

The Mexican stamp market is one of the best kept value secrets which the Internet will soon expose.


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STAMP CONDITION – THE KEY TO PRICING

Author - Richard Lehmann | Sunday, 15 November 2015

A guide for novice stamp investors. What every new investor should know.


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THE KEY TO PROFITABLE STAMP INVESTING

Author - Richard Lehmann | Sunday, 15 November 2015

Important steps for finding the right investment grade stamps and getting the right price.


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Defining Stamp Investing

Author - Richard Lehmann | Friday, 18 September 2015

Perhaps after reading my columns on stamp investing over the future, I can persuade a few to broaden their opinions, but for now, I’ll settle for explaining my views and hoping to win over those open to fact based persuasion.


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Japan – A Case Study in Mature Stamp Markets

Author - Richard Lehmann | Thursday, 06 August 2015

Japanese stamp values demonstrate what we can expect from US stamps over the next decade.


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THE FOREIGN MAIL ISSUES OF MEXICO - 1879 TO 1883

Author - Richard Lehmann | Friday, 29 May 2015

Their foreign mail issues clearly demonstrate why Mexico is one of the best stamp investment countries.


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BEST BUYS IN CANADIAN STAMPS

Author - Richard Lehmann | Monday, 04 May 2015

Huge price disparities between the US and Canada due to currency movement cause valuation differences between catalog systems. Astute collectors can use this knowledge to their advantage.


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CURRENCY MOVEMENTS AFFECT STAMP PRICES

Author - Richard Lehmann | Thursday, 09 April 2015

How to use currency movements to your advantage when buying stamps.


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BUYING POSTAGE STAMPS AT AUCTION

Author - Richard Lehmann | Sunday, 14 December 2014

The 6 essential rules when buying stamps at auction.


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