Stamp Collection

Boy Scouts Stamp Collecting Merit Badge

Great place for kids to find out the requirements for earning a merit badge in stamp collecting. Excellent outline for learning about the hobby even for those who are not scouts.

Christmas Seal & Charity Stamp Society

The Society is devoted to promoting the hobby of collecting various charity stamps of the world with a special emphasis on tuberculosis seals. They offer visitors information on how to join their club and get their newsletter. There are also a few articles about this area of stamp collecting, and a list of favorite charities.

Collect For Fun and Do It Right!

One of Miningco's many stamp collecting articles. Lots of great basic info, including the meaning of the word "philately", pictures and descriptions of tools needed, advice on collecting for fun, etc. Excellent starting point for novice collectors.

Cronaca Filatelica

An online and in-print Italian magazine devoted to stamp collecting. Philatelic terms in five different languages, an introduction to stamp collecting in English and a lot more. A wonderful source geared toward experts and novices all over the world.

Dogs On Stamps Study Unit

Dog lovers will appreciate this site dedicated to the collection and appreciation of dog-related stamps. Learn about the history of dogs in general, as well as how dogs became featured on stamps. Look for pictures of stamps in the Man's Best Friend section. Information on how to become a member of the group is also listed.

Icelandic Stamps

A very nicely put together site for those interested in Icelandic stamp collecting. Lots of beautiful pictures of over 1,000 stamps that have been issued in Iceland. Most content is in English.

Junior Philatelists of America

A wealth of beginner information for kids. Visitors can read about the history of the JPA, how to become a member, why collecting is cool, and other fun stuff. Includes breaking news about stamp collecting in general as well as news on the JPA itself. Anyone under 18 can sign up at this site for membership.

Mystery Box: Stamps

Histories told through postage stamps. This fun and inviting e-zine is dedicated to the stories that stamps have to tell. Continuous features are offered, and visitors can sign up to receive an email when new stories are posted. Lots of pictures, very easy to navigate.

An amazingly extensive index of stamps from all over the world. Lets visitors look up by country and international number, and read biographies on the people featured on stamps listed. Also offers a guide to the international numbering system. Somewhat slow to load due to the wealth of content.

Philatelist's Corner

A personal page on stamp collecting that contains some great lesson tips for teachers and listings of U.S. postage stamp issues for the last few years. Beginners will appreciate the alphabetic listing of philatelic terms. Contains background music for those browsers that support it.

Philately Universe

Charming philatelic site featuring five different languages. Deals mostly with trading stamps, with a feature on Italian artists. Many of the descriptions are in Italian only.

Post Mark Collectors Club

Another facet of stamp collecting! Visitors to this web site can find out the history of the club, how to get started in the area of post mark collecting, where the annual conventions are held and more. Also offered is a history of the PMCC museum located in Ohio, USA.

Postage Stamps of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Small website devoted to the history, descriptions and sales of stamps in Bosnia and Herzegovia. There are a few good pictures to see in their Stamp index. Visitors can also email their questions to an expert philatelist. Site is in English.

Stamp on Black History

A blend of educational information on black history and stamp collecting in the U.S. Includes a huge listing of stamps issued in honor of black americans in history, basic stamp collecting information, a black history tour and much more valuable information. Recommended by The Discovery Channel School.

Stamp Shows Worldwide

Giant international listing of stamp shows geared towards dealers and collectors. Especially interesting is the currency rate chart and the stamp yellow pages directory.

Stamp Universe

A wealth of information for the expert stamp collector. They have a stamp of the day on their main page, which contains a detailed description of the chosen stamp. Also included are newsworthy stamp collecting articles and lots of great pictures.

Stamps for Kids

Written for young people by a young person who collects stamps. Includes beginner tips, an index of terms, a stamp game one can play online and more. Also, read about the new 33-cent stamps. Lots of great pictures!

Stampstudio's Home Page

Online stamp dealer who offers many stamps for sale, indexed by country. Includes a small glossary of descriptive terms, wholesale offerings for other dealers, an updated list of stamp show events, and some pictures of stamps. Great cat theme!

Themabelga - Thematic Philately Belgium

A very informative e-zine geared toward thematic or topical stamp collectors worldwide. Lots of great tips for the beginner who wants to collect thematic or topical stamps. Visitors can even send in their own articles or suggestions and read about the creation of stamps. Also a worldwide listing of stamp exhibitions and shows.

Third World Stamp Company

A charity organization dedicated to the trading of stamps for the purpose of achieving peace through stamp collecting. All profits go to third world development projects. Read about their efforts in this project and how one can help the organization. Also, visitors can buy, sell and trade stamps.