FAQ: What is my stamp worth?

What is my stamp worth?
What is my stamp worth?

The question we get asked the most at Arpin Philately is: What is my stamp worth? Here is a short checklist to help you get going.

1) Begin by auto-evaluating your stamp’s worth. To do this you will need a stamp catalogue. You’ll either want to get the Unitrade Specialized Catalogue for Canadian stamps, the Scott Pocket for U.S. stamps, or a Scott World catalogue for other countries.

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Kids Corner: What country is my stamp from?

Many languages, many countries names.
Many languages, many countries names.

There are many different languages spoken around the world. Often, each country has its own language and alphabet. That can make it hard to know which country your stamp is from. Here is an alphabetical list of some of the more difficult to identify country  names–beside each country name, we have shown you how it will most likely be written on your stamp. Hopefully it will make things easier for all of you out there!

Click here to go the Arpin Philately online store and see all the world stamp packets we have to offer, or click on each country name to go directly to that country’s store page.

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Kids Corner: DIY stamp collecting starter kit for kids

Get kids hooked on stamps!
Get kids hooked on stamps!

Let’s get kids hooked on stamps! In this day and age there are a lot of entertainment options for kids–video games, sports, TV etc. How about collecting stamps? Not only is it fun, but they can learn a lot about art, animals, different cultures, history and a ton of other things. Collecting stamps can also teach a child patience, attention to detail, organizational skills, fine motor skills, and how to stay focused on one thing at a time. But it’s up to us to show them how much fun it can be.

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Kids Corner: Learning about postage stamps!

Learning about postage stamps!
Learning about postage stamps!

So you want to collect stamps? Get ready for lots of fun!
Stamps can be pretty to look at, but they can also help you learn about different countries, music, animals, art and a whole bunch of other things.

What is a stamp? Well, a long time ago in England, when people would receive a letter, they would have to pay for it themselves when it was delivered to their door! Often, the cost of the letter was really high.

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New to Arpin Philately: Kids Corner!

Let's have fun with stamps!
Let’s have fun with stamps!

We’re happy to announce a new feature of our blog at Arpin Philately–Kids Corner!
We’ve developed this new category to help you get kids interested in stamps. It features an information guide for adults on how to build a custom-made starter stamp kit for your child.

Kids Corner will also feature articles explaining stamps and stamp collecting to little ones in simple terms.
Let’s get kids hooked on stamps!

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