Stamp collecting is easier now that everything you need, from supplies to information, can be found at dozens of online web sites. Whether you need supplies, are looking to buy or trade stamps, or merely want to read more about stamp collecting, there’s a website for you.
The American Philatelic Society is a great place for beginners. Located at www.stamps.org the site features a stamp store, listings of stamp dealers, stamp education, along with shows and exhibits. You must pay dues to belong to this society but they offer a great deal for the serious stamp collector.
At www.stamplink.com there are many resources for stamp collectors. Links to places that buy, sell and trade as well as home pages of individuals that collect are some of the features here.
Stamp clubs, stamp dealers, collector news and stamp articles are all found at www.1840on.co.uk If you know a lot about stamps, and are willing to share what you know, the site owner will publish your articles at the site with links to your site.
Need to know more about certain stamps? Want to find out what a particular stamp is worth? Go to www.knowledgehound.com/topics/stampcol.htm
For kids who are interested in stamp collecting you can’t beat the website www.bnaps.org/stamps4kids with advice and more from National Young Philatelic’s Society.
Kids can learn more about stamps plus get some free stamps at: www.geocities.com/Heartland/Meadows/8406
For kids, teachers, and families www.surfnetkids.com/stamps.htm which has a family-oriented attitude.
Another kid site for learning and getting started: www.wsradio.com/majorted/stamp_collecting_for_kids.htm
Nothing but philatelic resources at Joseph Luft’s Philatelic Page: http://myexecpc.com/~joeluft/resource.html
At www.philately.com/philately you’ll find a complete list of countries that issue stamps, coverage of unique stamps and themes, biographies of people stamps, as well as many articles concerning stamps and collecting. Search the stamp database or visit the stamp exchange section.
Visit www.the-stamp-collector.com to find rare stamps, philatelic covers and postmarks for sale. The site features much info on postal history.
Read about the first stamps ever issued: http://alphabetilately.com/F.html
Have questions about stamps or collecting? Ask an expert at www.alleperts.com/getExpert.asp?Category=1610
Some great sites to find stamps, catalogs and supplies: www.ihobb.com , www.mdcstamps.com , www.Stamps2Go.com
Find good auction deals on stamps and supplies at www.ebay.com
If you’re a beginner, interested in learning about storage and other issues, visit http://ajward.tripod.com/stamps/basics1.htm for tips, techniques and more.
Here’s another fantastic site for beginners: www.stamphelp.com
A great site for tips on albums and storage is located at: www.linns.com/howto/choosingtons/choosingtongs.asp?ulD=
Learn more about mounting and re-mounting stamps: www.geocities.com/ymlim75/info/threetipsforstampcollector.html
The best internet magazine and news source for stamp collectors: www.stamps.net
United States Postal Service online: www.stampsonline.com
Sixteen hundred stamp dealers, stamp related web sites, and stamp classified ads: www.searchstamp.com
This place has over 100,000 images of some of the world’s coolest stamps ever: www.coolstamps.com
Learn how to make your own stamp collecting albums plus get links to other stamping sites: www.bumperland.com/stamps.html
Online stamp catalogue produced by one of the world’s most famous stamp dealers, Stanley Gibbons: www.allworldstamps.com
Supplies, information, and over 100 other stamp-related topics: www.topicalsonstamps.com
Meet other stamp collectors and have discussions, trade stamps, or just chat about stamps: http://stampcollecting.meetup.com/day
To find stamp collecting events in your area: www.yourhobby.com/stamps
How-to articles, photo library, estate administration resources and many more stamp collecting resources: www.askphil.org
Books on stamp collecting: www.amazon.com or www.bn.com
Interested in purchasing rare stamps for your collection? Go to www.ericpaul.co.uk
There are thousands of web sites online concerning stamp collecting, storage, purchasing and other stamp topics. Find specific stamp info by listing keywords like “president stamps”, “black history stamps”, “invention stamps” and similar queries.