US Stamp Collecting
1893 Columbian Exposition Issue High Denomination Stamps
This website features collecting information for non-collectors, as well as the specific informational needs of more advanced collectors and philatelists. This is a site that will be in-progress for many years to come. If there is a subject you would like to see addressed, please message the webmaster with your interests, using the Contact form. Please check back often, to see new articles that have been added, subscribe to the site RSS Feed, or visit the site Blog at the bottom of the navigation column for notification about recent changes.
In writing content for the various stamp collecting categories, I have had to do quite a bit of research. In searching the internet for information. I have found it very frustrating that all I seem to locate are retail stamp sites or sites selling philatelic literature. Education comes first. Someone without a knowledge-base in stamp collecting is probably not going to be "buying" anything, and doing so can be dangerous and very disappointing in the long run!
The goal of this project is to establish an
all-encompassing site that addresses the informational needs of people
that are curious about collecting, are beginning collectors, or are
advanced philatelists. There will be a section at the left on information concerning the various aspects of collecting, and a section at the left on country / specialty specific collecting subjects. Additional contributor content for the sections would be most welcome.
Even though I have collected for over 50 years now, I DO NOT know EVERYTHING about every aspect of philately. If the visitor has an interest in an area that is missing from or not sufficiently covered in the site, I would welcome any content or articles they may submit, and may possibly add the new content to the site for other visitors to share. The visitor may also contribute images of their stamps, and I will write the web article featuring the images, attributed to the contributor. Many sections will eventually offer a form that the visitor can fill out, making it very easy to submit comments and page content about a particular collecting subject. Until then, you can use the Contact form in the navigation bar, to solicit email communication about your collecting interest.
you for visiting. The components of this site will take a very long
time to build. I've already been at this almost three years and have
created about 340 pages, yet I have just begun the creation of the
content scope I eventually want to have for this website. I have now retired from my full-time-job, and development of this site will now become a full-time effort.
If you should find the content of this stamp collecting site useful and know a fellow collector or someone that may be a potential collector, please let them know about the site.
Modern Switzerland Stamp Collecting
Scenic Zodiac Definitive Issues
The images on this home page will be changed periodically. Each of the images used contains a link to the website collecting sections that feature those particular stamps or similar stamp issues.
NOTE: The stamp images shown in the Collecting
categories in the navigation bar are there for illustration purposes. Those images are
either from my own collection or from other sources, and those stamps
are not for sale.
The management of this
website DOES NOT BUY OR SELL stamps or
collections. Please do not use the webmaster Contact Form for
offering stamps or collections for sale.
There are guidelines on both buying and selling stamps that visitors can follow, which are located in the Information section navigation bar at the left.
Many of the collecting sections also have affiliated eBay seller listings located near the bottom of the content section which will enable visitors to shop for and to buy specific items for the particular collecting subject they've just read about. Some other sections will feature outgoing links to affiliated sellers and product manufacturers for stamp collecting books and supplies. The affiliated eBay seller auction lots in this site are provided by eBay, Inc. and they are not the responsibility of the management of this website.