Dr. Christian Heesch – Tips For Novice Stamp Collectors

Dr. Christian Heesch, working during the daytime as a marine biologist, has been collecting stamps for a number of years and he now has a number of rare pieces that he is happy to put on display. The hobby can be somewhat intimidating for those who are new to it, particularly as there are so many stamps out there to collect, so consider the following tips if you are new to the activity and want to get the most enjoyment out of it.

Invest In Tongs

One of the first things that you buy when you start collecting, outside of an album to put your stamps in, is a good pair of tongs. This is because handling your stamps with your fingers can cause a range of different issues, not least of which is the wear and tear that can devalue the stamp if you mishandle it. Get a pair of tongs and ensure they are kept clean at all times.

Collect First

While it will always be tempting to start looking for big-money stamps that can act as investments, it is important that you spend some time getting to understand your new hobby and developing a passion for it. Every stamp has a story behind it, so make it a point to collect first and then start looking towards investment opportunities when you have a little more experience.

Join A Club

Dr. Christian Heesch notes that there are many clubs available for those who want to explore stamp collecting further. These will allow you to learn more about the hobby from those who are more experienced and give you a chance to share your passion with like-minded people.