5 examples of collections related to stamps

You sometimes hear that stamp collecting is a dusty occupation that is no longer of any interest to anyone. At Delcampe, we are particularly well placed to know that this isn’t true! I would even go a step further and say that many modern collections go hand in hand with stamp collecting.

September 10, 2020

Oscar Roty, an emblematic character for philatelists and numismatists.

All collectors of French coins or stamps know the name of Oscar Roty to whom we owe “la Semeuse” (the Sower). Used on millions of stamps and coins, the Sower is one of the greatest French muses after Marianne.

September 3, 2020

Starting your stamp collection…A few tips!

It didn’t take long for other European countries to start using the same postage system after the creation of the One Penny Black in 1840. As a result, collectors have been passionate about stamps since the second half of the 19th century.

August 27, 2020

Perfume Collecting

Perfume has always been used by mankind. Of course the processes have evolved, as we are far away today from the perfumes from Antiquity, but we are still attracted by what smells good and fragrances represent a luxury that few can live without.

August 19, 2020

Do you know FEPA ?

FEPA is the 'Federation of European Philatelic Associations'. It is an international organisation, the purpose of which is to promote philately across Europe through its Members. The Members are the National Philatelic Federations and Associations in 44 countries, mostly in Europe but including Israel and Egypt. It does not have individual collectors as members. In each country the collectors are represented in FEPA through their national associa

August 14, 2020

Starting your postcard collection

There are many postcard collectors at Delcampe and their collections are extremely varied. Are you thinking of starting a collection too? Here are a few ideas to help you choose a topic.

August 13, 2020

Stamps and Comic Books

by Jeff Lough

July 30, 2020

First edition, or not?

You’ve probably heard that a first edition Hergé was sold for over €10,000 by an auction house...Amazing! However, before trying to sell your comic books on Delcampe or through an auction house, it’s important to know if you really have a first edition or not…

July 16, 2020

A gift from Delcampe for all collectors!

Discover the first "all collections" Delcampe Magazine!

July 2, 2020

Audrey Hepburn, Hollywood and stamp collecting icon!

The most beautiful ambassador of philately remains without the slightest hesitation Audrey Hepburn. Not that she was a collector, but her participation in the film Charade in 1963 makes her an icon! Since then, philately has paid tribute to her. She is even on one of the most expensive modern stamps in the world.

June 16, 2020

Those small coins weighing you down may soon become a source of income!

Several countries in Europe have already announced that they will stop producing 1 and 2 cent coins. Some, like Ireland and Finland, already abandoned them a long time ago. Italy followed suit in 2018 and Belgium in 2019.

June 9, 2020

Do you know the most expensive Belgian stamp?

In Belgium, the rarest stamp is the inverted Dendermonde. Only 17 of them are known to date (15 mint and 2 cancelled). These stamps were issued and sold in 1920. The particularity of these stamps is that their center is inverted compared to their frame.

June 3, 2020