Dear friends, i guess the new trend in philately today is philatelic covers. Yes, I have to agree that philatelic covers do not stand as a strong case for traditional philatelist as many aspect of a philatelic covers are rather questionable. For instance, a philatelic cover will usually be franked with a complete set rather than with the correct postage. As for me, though i prefer postal covers that carries thematic value, I can't ignore the beauty of philatelic covers. Over the years, Ive made many friendly exchanges but realized that not many pays attention to the finer aspect of cover collection.
- Never use any sort of tape to seal the cover. This practice will damage the cover over the years as the cover will tone due to the sticky tape.
- Use one theme but this is essential only to thematic collectors. When I say one theme, I don't mean a bird cover but a cover with the same type of bird. This can be a very good exhibit material for a thematic philatelist