Stamp Collecting Tools

Stamp Collecting Tools
The principal tools required by every philatelist are simple and inexpensive. They consist of stamp tongs with which to handle your stamps, a perforation gauge and millimeter rule with which to...
Stamp Tongs - Perforation Gauge - Millimeter Rule
Stamp tongs require little instruction in use. Each of us will instinctively hold the tongs as they feel most comfortable. They are used to pick up and hold a stamp either for identification...
The Magnifying Glass
This instrument is to help you see better and its proper use needs no explanation. There are innumerable varieties in all price ranges available at most stamp dealers. Many fold and may be carried...
The Stamp Hinge
The stamp hinge is simply a small piece of thin, but tough, paper to which a special gum has been applied. Stamp hinges come in a variety of sizes and styles and are in almost universal use...
The Watermark Detector
rimarily as a protection against counterfeiting, many stamps are printed on paper watermarked with some sort of device. All adhesive stamps of the United States were printed on watermarked...