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.
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.
Quality, Purchase Price and Investment Rating are the keys to making an investment buy in stamps. Catalog valuations of stamps are a poor guide
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.
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..
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..
China is not the only star performer in stamp price appreciation. Several other countries are showing significant momentum.
We are likely to see explosive price appreciation for India and Indian States stamps in the coming decade. Here's why.
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.
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.
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.
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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What the Gross sale may achieve is to attract investor’s worldwide into buying trophy stamps, not just hobbyists.
The top appreciation performers were Norway, Denmark and Iceland
Does the flood of new stamps help or hinder the hobby?
A brief overview demonstrating how much change is coming to philately.
An insightful look into investment grade material covering the US market.
The economy of China has had explosive growth the last 10 years and its stamp prices have reflected this to an astounding degree.
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.
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.
While it is not apparent at first glace, these three countries represent great stamp investment possibilities for the same reason.
Australian stamps have seen significant price appreciation in the last five years and more is likely to come. Here are a few investment gems.
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.
To invest in stamps doesn’t take tens of thousands of dollars. Tips for buying investment grade stamps valued at $25 and up.
Stamps as investments arouse hot discussions among dealers and collectors. Find out why.
The Mexican stamp market is one of the best kept value secrets which the Internet will soon expose.
A guide for novice stamp investors. What every new investor should know.
Important steps for finding the right investment grade stamps and getting the right price.
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.
Japanese stamp values demonstrate what we can expect from US stamps over the next decade.
Their foreign mail issues clearly demonstrate why Mexico is one of the best stamp investment countries.
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.
How to use currency movements to your advantage when buying stamps.
The 6 essential rules when buying stamps at auction.