How to remove self-adhesive stamps from a paper backing?

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Hot off the press!

This article has been updated, with a solvent free solution. Please check this new post: UPDATE: How to remove self-adhesive stamps from a paper backing?

 

One of the questions I get asked a lot is how to remove a self-adhesive stamp from an envelope or paper backing. Soaking it in water simply isn’t a consideration, as many of you already know. A little bit or research on the internet turned up this fool-proof method.

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Where can you get your stamps expertly valued & certified?

Evaluating stamps!
Evaluating stamps!

A common question in the stamp collecting world is: where can I get my stamp expertly valued? Oftentimes, if an individual wants to sell a rare stamp, a buyer will require a certificate of authenticity. Why? Well, because there have been several instances where a catalogued stamp has turned out to be a fake, or a stamp has been cleverly altered to make it look like something it is not. Who wants to buy a fake? (see article:Fakes and Forgeries-Beware!)

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FAQ-Is collecting stamps a good investment?

Stamp collecting is fun!
Stamp collecting is fun!

There are many hobbies in this world. Generally, a hobby is undertaken by a person for purposes of relaxation or pleasure, as something to do in their spare time. Personal tastes play a large role in what hobbies a person might adopt; what is interesting for one individual may be boring for another.

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