Stamp Collecting

 General information for the stamp hobbyist or special research projects.


Hobbies and Collecting

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AskPhil -- Stamp Collecting starts here __ Here is a site offering advice and answers, as well as a stock of articles and specific instructions. - From Collectors Club of Chicago - 

Birds of the World on Postage Stamps __ You will find thousands of images organized by species or country. - illustrated - From - 

Canada & BNA Stamp Catalog 1851-2001 __ Great galleries of stamp images from Canada. Choose from the various drop down menus to find what you are looking for. - illustrated - From Canada Post Corporation - 

Free United States Stamps __ Yep, just what the title says. Check it out. ""The Midnight Soaker's" FREE UNITED STATES STAMPS Project" filled its 7,101st request for free stamps on August 31, 2005." - From - 


The history of stamp collecting __ A good overview of the history of the hobby. - From - 

Joseph Luft's Philatelic Resources on the Web __ Dozens and dozens of stamp collecting links, and a classic understatement that is. "We now have 4214 philatelic links." - From Joseph Luft -  

Linn's Stamp News __ You will find a weekly publication which offers info on every facet of stamp collecting. Free registration required to access some features. - illustrated - From - 

The Museum of U.S. Essays & Proofs __ You will find the artistry of early U.S. postage and revenue stamp design seen through the actual handiwork of the designers and engravers. This site offers a huge number of images and resources for the collector. - illustrated - from - 

Online Stamp Collections __ You will find specialized collections of issues from several countries. - illustrated - From -'s%20Stamp%20Collection/Stamp_Collecting.htm 

Public Domain - Stamp Collecting News and Information __ Collection of articles from 1922 and earlier. Some fascinating reading is found here. - From Unknown - __ You will find links to worldwide stamp and philatelic resources. - illustrated - From - 

Stamp on Black History Home Page __ "In 1940, Booker T. Washington became the first black American to be honored on a U.S. postage stamp issue. Since then, other black Americans have been honored as individuals and/or depicted as representatives of their race in different categories such as civil rights, sports, science, and music on U.S. stamps." Learn about who they are and their accomplishments. You will find a quiz, games and more. - illustrated - From - 

The Stamp Collecting Round-Up __ You will find interesting news, articles, and comments. - illustrated - From Los Angeles Bunker Hill and Glendale (California) Stamp Clubs -



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