No dealer can honestly predict which stamp issue will be a rarity or at some point in time be declared a "classic." Yet, a number of factors can reliably be sited to determine whether or not a stamp issue will be in demand and have future value for collectors.
Today, with new technologies and improved stamp printing and design, a number of countries have been innovators in producing exciting collectable stamps that undoubtedly will be sought by collectors for many years. Stamps produced in gold plate, special foils, 3D -like images, holograms, embossed impressions, and heat sensitive inks will rarely make it onto an envelope and sent through the mails, but will hold prominent places in collectors' albums.
Such stamps are usually printed in limited quantities and often sell out very quickly. County Stamp Center has a number of subscribers requesting the latest stamp issues categorized as "strange and usual." Having this subscription insures that new innovative stamps will be reserved for their collections. In 2018, Finland issued a heat sensitive souvenir sheet dramatic displaying how endangered species are facing extinction by global warming. Most recently, Great Britain's James Bond souvenir sheet displays hidden images under UV light.
Mark sure to view our category "Strange and Unusual" and you'll be surprised at the variety of new issues produced with exciting stamp production innovations that have collectors all over the world seeking these limited stamps.
Should you be interested in subscribing for all future stamp issues that are classified as "strange and unusual" you can find new issue subscription details at our website.