Handle Your Stamps Like a Pro – Stamp Tools and Their Uses
Stamp collecting is one of the most stimulating and enjoyable hobbies in the world. And though it may not seem as exciting as most people picture it to be, there is a quiet, and almost otherworldly exhilaration and satisfaction to be gained from such a collection.
And while many hobbies require very expensive equipment, stamp collecting requires inexpensive and readily available equipment to enjoy. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to set up you collection, not to mention straightforward and engaging.
Stamps have a certain amount of history and culture attached to them, and that makes them so fascinating to collect. You are brought face to face with different cultures and different time periods. Browsing though a stamp album is pretty much like browsing through history itself.
If you are serious about starting and maintaining a good stamp collection, you cannot be without the following tools.
Stamp Tongs – Stamp tongs are specially designed tools that look like tweezers. That given, you may be tempted to ask whether tweezers would do instead. The answer to that is a resounding “No!” Stamp tongs are built with blunt edges as opposed to the angular, sharp edges tweezers have. Tongs are especially designed to pick up and handle stamps so they do not damage or mark them in the process. Stamps, although they used in heavy duty postal service, are actually sensitive artifacts.
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