An important aspect of stamp collection is their value. Sure, you can collect stamps for their sentimental meaning or because you like how they look. However, since this is a popular hobby, you should always know if you own a stamp coveted by others.
Catalogs, as mentioned earlier, are a great reference to learn about the value and the history of your stamps. These catalogs are updated periodically as thousands of new stamps and price changes are added.
Assess the Stamps Yourself
More experienced eyes can value stamps with great accuracy by checking their issuance date, age, material, perforations, and gum. You may find this intimidating as a beginner, but with practice, you too can become an expert.
Stamp shows are a significant part of any collector’s life. Other than buying rare stamps and learning more about philately, you can also get your collection priced by professionals.