The Queen has been on postage stamps since 50 years and going strong. Her reign on England and Postage Stamps is quite remarkable. This linkage further entwines into her own personal wealth, so as to speak of.
As of 2015, she is worth £300million but is “asset rich and cash poor”, claims the most comprehensive analysis of her wealth in decades.
Some of her most valuable possessions are kept under wraps, or rather protective sheets.
She inherited the Royal Philatelic Collection, the world’s most comprehensive collection of postage stamps of Britain and the Commonwealth, from her father, George VI.
Many of the most prized pieces were assembled by his father, George V.
With just one set of penny blacks valued at £4million, the Queen’s total collection must be worth £10million although some estimates put the figure at £100million.
The Queen also owns a valuable art collection worth many millions.
As a beginning stamp collector, the first thing you must do is gather some STAMPS! There are lots of places where you can get stamps.
Here are some good sources:
Save stamps from envelopes, packages, and postcards that come to your house. One needs to register oneself with the local post office and infact some countries also allow for international registrations. So go ahead and join them.
Local Post Office
You can purchase new (mint) stamps from your local post office.Friends, Relatives and Local Businesses
Ask friends, relatives, and local businesses to save their stamps for you.
Find a pen pal, perhaps a friend or relative, so you can send each other letters with cool stamps.
Stamp dealers are a great source of older stamps and often offer inexpensive packages containing many different stamps from all over the world. To find a stamp dealer in your area visit the online.
Local Stamp Clubs.
Join a local stamp club where you can trade with members or ask for help getting started.
Find stamps and meet other collectors at stamp shows thta happen periodically across many cities an countries.
The Kheyati online stampstore (to be launched shortly) and Kheyati Sales by Mail are excellent sources for our blog lovers to buy stamps.