An Introduction to Stamp Collecting | Dan Grijzenhout | Skillshare
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13 Videos (45m)
    • Welcome to the Fascinating World of Stamp Collecting

    • How are New Stamp Issues Selected and Created

    • From Free and Low Cost to Expensive Its All Fun

    • The Tools of a Stamp Collector and Getting Started

    • Stock Books

    • Selecting Your Stamp Albums

    • Getting Used Stamps Off of Envelopes and Parcels

    • Collecting Coil Stamps

    • Collecting First Day Covers

    • Collecting Printers Proof Sheets

    • Stamp Catalogues and Researching Stamps

    • Can I Make Money At Stamp Collecting

    • Stamp Clubs, Stamp Stores and Auctions


About This Class


This is a course I really enjoyed creating as I have had a life-time love affair with collecting stamps. I started as a child of about 7 or 8 when my friend's grandfather gave me a stock book with some stamps in it and I found they fascinated me. I had to learn all about them and my passion for it grew from there. I have now been collecting stamps for close to 55 years​. I am not at it all the time but it is always there and I can open up my collection and spend time with it anytime I get the urge. I have found that in my younger years, I was voracious learning about this new world and I literally spent hundreds if not thousands of hours at it. As I aged and entered the business world, whenever I needed a release from work stresses or just some quiet time, my collection was there waiting for me to help me relax and soon all was right with the world again. As I got older with more leisure time available to me, it has been great fun for me to get back into it in a more serious way.

This course will teach you what I have learned about stamp collecting through my many years involved in this past-time. I'll teach you how to get started on it as a beginner - learning the basics of it so you can do the right things to get started and know what to do. Next, I will teach you more advanced methods of collecting and teach you what more mature collectors do when spending time on their collections. And, lastly, I'll teach you how you can turn this into a profitable business and make money at it if your interests lie in that direction.  

This is a course for both children and adults, for parents wanting to get their kids into the hobby and for those serious about learning more about it - including how wise collectors earn incomes at it.

So if you are looking for some fun and rewarding ways to spend some leisure time, take this course and enjoy taking a look at a world that has fascinated me for a life-time.  There is always something new you can do, something new to learn and pleasures to discover.

I look forward to seeing you on the inside.

Best wishes, 

Dan Grijzenhout - Course Creator





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Dan Grijzenhout

Over 35 years of business experience

About Dan Grijzenhout: For close to thirty years, I've been a professional business and information systems consulting professional working to executive levels for both private and public sector organizations globally, a number of which were "Fortune" level enterprises. I've built from scratch, operated and sold an online global payment services company that moves millions of dollars on behalf of its 100,000 plus account holders annually; I've been interviewed on the show "World Business Revi...

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