Introduction to Stamp Collecting

Appendix II:  Tips for Listing and Selling Stamps on eBay

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By Jim Watson

As noted earlier, this appendix illustrates the use of  eBay to help sell your surplus philatelic material.  The concepts here can be applied on most of the internet auction/sales sites which are similar to eBay's business model.

Most stamp collectors have a secret desire to make a living selling stamps. And what could be more fun? Fortunately, most of us never have to make our living that way. Collectors can, and do, supplement their collecting budget by selling surplus philatelic material. Stamp collecting starts with saving stamps off of envelopes and this gives rise to duplicates. Added acquisitions lead to more surplus stock. eBay is the perfect outlet for worthwhile duplicate material which a collector may acquire.

You should start by learning how to navigate the pages in eBay. If you haven't already become an accomplished eBay surfer, learn about eBay at the Learning Center.  It provides links to the many ways to make use of eBay resources. You'll also need to Register (really quite simple) if you intend to buy or sell on eBay. It will also show you how to input an auction page. Next review the advice found on the Sell buttons found at the top of most eBay pages.  Explore the advice and rules found on each of the subsidiary links.  Reading these links will make your effort more successful and speed your learning process.

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A Brief History
Why People Collect Stamps
Major Stamp Categories
Factors Influencing Value
Tips for Finding and Buying Stamps
Tips for Listing and Selling
Displaying or Storing
Stamp Collecting Tools
Caring for Stamps
Insuring Your Collection
Books and Other Sources
Building a Collection
Describing Stamp Condition
I Have This Stamp Collection... 
Appendix I: Tips for Finding
   and Buying Stamps on eBay

Appendix II: Tips for Listing
   and Selling Stamps on eBay

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