A stamp's journey can provide hours of fascination. In this video let's explore the two key markings that document this journey, from the various types of postmarks and cancels to the ways in which I research and learn from them.
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The link to the video about Pen Cancels is: Exploring Stamps Pen Cancels. The site for uploading and examining postmarks/old documents: retroreveal.org.
Graham Beck has been the host and producer of the Exploring Stamps YouTube channel since 2016. The online video channel is dedicated to the promotion of philately through short entertaining videos. Since the channel’s launch, Graham has attracted over half a million views and gained a global following of almost 7000 subscribers. Graham’s interest in philately started as a child growing up in South Africa where he enjoyed collecting new issues with friends. After rediscovering the hobby as an adult, he began producing videos to share his passion with others while demonstrating what stamp collecting has to offer. From Apollo missions to Icelandic Volcanos, the channel has covered a number of fascinating topics related to philately, often involving travel and special video effects. Graham is based in New Jersey with his wife Laura who eagerly takes part behind the scenes with her nifty camera work.
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