Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Stamps and Microscopes

A stereo microscope can be helpful when viewing details on stamps. The most useful magnifications for stamp collectors are generally 10x -30x magnification. Our favorite microscope for viewing stamps is the National Optical 460TBL stereo zoom microscope.

Captured at 20x magnification with the MC2000 camera.

Captured with close to 30x magnification, this stamp has "New York" printed across it. On the lower left corner you can see the letters "YO" from "York".