Characteristics of stamps? ; see Basic Collecting ,...
The Guide for the Development of Philately - from The U.P.U.
The Universal Postal Union (UPU)
The International Federation of Philately (FIP)
The International Federation of Stamp Dealers' Associations (IFSDA)
The International Association of Philatelic Journalists (AIJP)
The International Association of Editors of Postage Stamp Catalogues and Publications (ASCAT)
For the first time, a guide has been written setting forth best practices for the philatelic industry, encompassing all aspects of the business.
The Guide is meant for:
Stakeholders involved in philately,
Ministers and Government officials
Postal Administrations and their Philatelic Directors
Marketing and Communications Specialists Philatelic Federations and Societies
The Philatelic Trade Agents as representatives
Price: 40 Swixx Francs - in the followinglanguages: English, French and German.
Versions in Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian will soon be available.
International Bureau of the Universal Postal Union
Case postale 3000 BERNE 15
Tel: +41 31 350 31 11/32 15
Fax: +41 31 350 31 10
'Philatelic' Stamps (or Name Those Stamps) by Mike Mills @ about.com
The practice started in earnest during the Cold War. Soviet bloc countries in Eastern Europe openly used their stamp issues to promote Communism in the West in the same way the USA promoted it's heritage on their stamps.
Somewhere along the way, the Iron Curtain philatelic bureaus found that they could become little capitalists by selling these new issues to stamp collectors around the world, and in no time at all the Warsaw Pact countries were churning out hundreds of issues a year for export. ...
Thunderbird Stamp Specialties - Hard-to-get Philatelic Treasures
5325 Sheridan Drive, PO Box 1160
Williamsville, NY 14231-1160 USA
Cover Collectors Circuit Club - APS Affiliate #215
Renate Thompson, OM "FII" 83485
241 Beachers Brook Lane
Cary NC 27511 - USA
Scout Covers and Cachets (fdc)
Junk Mail From The Edge : a one page exhibit by Tom Fortunato
Information about the AFDCS may be obtained from the AFDCS Central Office, P. O. Box 65960, Tucson, Arizona 85728. E-mail to Compuserve 72531,1414; on the Internet at AFDCS@aol.com or America Online - AFDCS. (no website?)
Association of Great Britain First Day Cover Collectors (GBFDC)
The Eclectic Company ; FDC creations by Callen Harty
The April 1, 1965 U.S. Crusade Against Cancer Stamp - A FDC Collection - by Mike Smith
The July 1998 Breast Cancer Research SemiPostal FDC Collection of Mike Smith (of the American Cancer Society)
7-1-71 U.S. First Day Covers
P. O. Box 2539, Dept. J
Phone [&Fax] 706- 348-8473 or 706-219-4993
AFDCS #13184 email@example.com
American Philatelic Society APS #7578-051818
I buy, sell, or trade 7-1-71 first day covers in any quantity.
Heidi's First Day Cover Swap (Heidi Nick - United States)
Thanks for visiting my web page. This is a photo of
my front porch. My other hobby is making quilts.
Listed below are US First Day Covers I have.
Envelope sizes vary. All are addressed to myself. I
will update this page as I get more.
I have duplicates of these First Day Covers and
would like to swap for First Day Covers from
other countries. I have a special interest in stamps
or First Day Covers relating to infants/children
issues, but am not limited to those.
Joe Frasketi's Space Covers - Personal Information (FDC info)
JJF's Philatelic Links - First Day Covers
First Day Covers.Net ; makes 'em
Hobby Link First Day Cover Service
Barry & Jean Southard's Homespun Cachets
Algood, TN 38506
1st Day Covers - from Martin Gellert ; Original 4 color limited Edition covers. (100 only)
Hobby Link First Day Cover Service
James T. McCusker, Inc.- FDC Auctions ..
Stamp Professor's Stamp Posters w/First Day Cancels
Stamp Professor's First Day Ceremony Programs
Heidi's First Day Cover Swap (Heidi Nick - United States)
I .. would like to swap for First Day Covers from other countries. I have a special interest in stamps or First Day Covers relating to infants/children issues, but am not limited to those.
Postal Commemorative Society (The Danbuy Mint) VIA World Exonumia directory
47 Richards Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06857
(203) 838-6600 (Postal Commemorative Society)
(203) 852-0819 (Danbury Mint)
(203) 853-6690 (FAX)
The manufactiring list:
A comprehensive site list for collectors of and persons wishing to order custom tokens, medals, buttons, badges, ribbons and other small collectibles. This page has COMMERCIAL EXONUMIA MANUFACTURING SITES ONLY. Check our other LINKS to Exonumia: Tokens, Medals, and other sites. This does NOT include national mints that only produce coinage.
Scott/Mellone First Day Cover Catalogue and Checklist from FDC Publishing Co.
2000 U.S. First Day Cover Catalogue & Checklist (Scott/Mallone U S First Day Cover Catalogue & Checklist) at Amazon.com
by Michael A. Mellone. Paperback (November 1999)
To my real First Day Cover Page
Event Covers (postal? history)
Autographed Event Covers from HobbyLink
Gateway Stamp Company - America's Largest Supplier of Personally Autographed Commemorative Envelopes
Maximum Cards at Maximaphily 's Home Page ; a good basic talk
Maximaphily Yahoo Club
Maximaphily Group of Israel
Maximaphily, maximum cards collection
Lucian's Home Page - Maximaphily and Cartophily
Stamp Yellow Pages - Local Posts of the World - A GREAT WORK!! aj.
United States Scout Local Post Issues
Modern Freight Stamps of Faroe
Sarah's 'carrier and locals' links
Faroe Islands' Christmas Seals (1994)
A Cinderella Primer - by Bonnie and Roger Riga
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - Sorting through the leftovers can make sense
Chapter 2 - Tiny posters popular collectibles
Chapter 3 - Banana label collectors were on target
Cinderellas : Postage Stamp Wannabes - preface to an exhibit - : firstname.lastname@example.org
Cinderella Scout Labels
The British coined the word to describe "labels that are not issued by a federal government for the purpose of paying postage." Many of these are privately printed or overprinted stamps by dealers, so they never had any postal value or use. However, the images are often very colorful. This is another exciting area of collecting for Scouts on Stamps!
(offers a link:) Cinderella Scout Issues - Details on Issues (and more- aj.)
Samuel J. Pezzillo - Professor of Classics
Aerophilately and Postal History Interests:
--AAMS Membership Application
--On-line version of the AAMS's Collecting Airmail
--Postal History Puzzler --- Solve the Puzzle
--Cinderellas, Labels, and other non-postal items (above)
Anton Haddeman's Virtual Album of QSL Stamps (Cinderellas)
This service is mostly free for all radio club members. To avoid the risk of receiving loads of cards, many clubs used to send their members a limited amount of QSL stamps each year, and sell extra stamps at a given (low) price.
These stamps had to be on the QSL cards that were collected by the local QSL manager (note: there used to be other systems, but this was a very common one).
The QSL service still exists, but the QSL stamps are, as far as I know, no longer issued. ...
Lighthouse Cinderellas (from The Lighthouse Society)
Image Nostalgia - Poster Stamps - Topical Meter Stamps - Christmas and Red Cross Seals
A New, Different & Exciting Hobby Over 100 Years (boy that's new - aj.) Old.
You've come to THE place to obtain the world's Poster Stamps, colorful, delightful miniature pieces of history. With many of them designed by some of the world's most famous artists of their times, they trace the development of national and world events in the first half of the 20th century.
Topical Meter Slogan Stamps:
The perfect complement to any topically-related collection... from stamps to ephemera. Image Nostalgia offers the world's largest stock of meter stamps---a categorized into topics ranging from animals and cartoon characters to automobiles and the Olympics.
Clubs & Societies
From: The Cinderella Philatelist - a quarterly journal of The Cinderella Stamp Club
"In a delightful correspondence from Mr. Williams, he informs me that although the population of Lundy may swell with the 'day trippers ... who brave the sea crossing', its lonely official population is but 12 souls. He also tells me that there is a Lundy Stamp Collectors' Society. (*) Readers are invited to visit "The Ephemera of Philatelic Fiction" on this website for other philatelic fiction
Membership in The Cinderella Stamp Club, which includes the lively and nicely produced quarterly journal, is annual (Jan/Dec) and is14 (+5 airmail postage outside of Europe), Details of membership, as well as subscription requests, should be directed to:
P. F. Rogers, Secretary
31 Springfield Road
Bury St. Edmonds
Suffolk IP33 3AR UK
Christmas Seal & Charity Stamp Society (Alt. URL: charityseals.org)
Betsy & Chuck Berry
Mrs. Florence H. Wright
Christmas Philatelic Club ; especially see members list
U.S., CA; San Diego: University City Stamp Club & Christmas Seals Club
For an "..emormous inventory of US and Worldwide Christmas Seals..": John Denune's Christmas Seals
There are actually 2 John Denune's. John Sr. began seriously collecting Christmas Seals in 1969. John Jr. is the author of our printed pricelists and website. In 1981 we began our business and are open by appointment. We both serve in The Christmas Seal & Charity Stamp Society, a non-profit organization established by seal collectors in 1931 and an American Philatelic Society affiliate (#101). Since 1982 John Sr has been CS&CSS Catalog Chairman, distributing their literature. John Jr. is the editor of Green's Catalog, part one, US National Christmas Seals, which won an APS Vermeil Literature Award in 1997, and 2008. John, Jr. is also edits another CS&CSS title, The Christmas Seal Catalog, a simplified version of Green's part 1.
NY, : Image Nostalgia - (914) 471-4179 , email@example.com
------ Poster Stamps - Topical Meter Stamps - Christmas and Red Cross Seals
"In my article on poster stamps, I talked about what a poster stamp is. Most of us find it difficult to collect without interaction with other collectors, both for the sharing of information and the psychological need to know we are not alone in our "madness".
Other/More Cinderella Dealers
"What are cinderellas, anyway?" You remember the fairy tale about Cinderella, the stepchild that everyone pushed aside. Well "cinderellas" is the nickname given to the stepchildren of stamp collecting, all those stamps and things that no one can find in Scott's catalog, and that no one knows what to do with. As to what to do with them, that part's easy, collect 'em or sell them to us. We've spent quite a few years bringing cinderellas to philately's ball and guess what some folks are discovering ? What one collector thought was junk is just the specialty item that another collector has been hunting for years. Does all this sound familiar ? Simply put, if it looks like a stamp, or feels like a stamp and it's not listed in Scott's catalog then it's probably a cinderella. We probably deal in it,and you're likely to find it in our stock at a show or on sale through this website. This includes but is not limited to:
REVENUE STAMPS - Foreign tax stamps of every description and purpose, off and on document; (and returning soon) U.S. taxpaids and state revenues.
POSTER STAMPS - Classic antique advertising, expositions and fairs, philatelic souvenirs and many thematic areas such as Olympics, political campaigns, and World Wars I & II.
LOCAL POSTS - Hurt and Willams listed classics, German Stadtposts, Russian Zemstvos, Swiss Hotel Posts, Lundy Island, Rattlesnake Island, British Postal Strike, and post-WW2 DP Camp Posts.
CHARITY STAMPS - TB/ Christmas seals and collateral material, Red Cross stamps, Jewish National Fund seals and other Judaica, Spanish Civil War and other charities.
SPECIAL PURPOSE - Railway parcel stamps, telegraph stamps, semi-official airmails, rocket mail, ration stamps, test stamps, air mail etiquettes, and other postal ephemera.
FANTASTES - Melville phantoms, governments in exile, artistamps, and razorblade rarities.
BAGGAGE LABELS - Air, rail, ship and hotel.
POSTAL POTPOURRI - Imperfs, proofs, specimens, essays, facsimiles, forgeries and a wide variety of specialized material often listed only in foreign catalogs.
Roger & Bonnie Riga
- Members: APS, ARA
P.O. Box 326
Eaton, OH 45320-0326
Betsy & Chuck's Christmas Seals & Stamps for Collectors
LIVE EMAILL LINK: Connecticut Cinderellas mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org NAPEX dealer
John B. Denune, Jr., CPC #807 ; home page ; xmas seals dealer
Douglas K. Lehmann, CPC #742 Christmas Test Seal Covers
Bogus, Fake and Forged
Scout Stamp Fakes & Forgeries
A Simple Guide To Detecting and Understanding Regummed, Reperforated, Altered, and Faked Stamps - Book Review (recommended - aj)
and many other types of Altered Stamps including Faked Stamps--and many of these methods can be applied to detect fake, reperforated, and even regummed stamps just from the scanned images on the Internet. This book gives you simple techniques for detection that require only a minimum of tools--inexpensive tools that you probably already own. ... In addition, learn about the legitimate role of restoration in Philately-what the difference is between true restoration and fraudulent alteration, how each is done, and how to tell the difference so that you don't get cheated.'
INCLUDING AN INSIDER'S ACCOUNT OF THE ORGANIZED CRIME OF PHILATELY
- 8 1/2 x 11, 150 Pages, Spiral Bound for Easy Use - copyright 1999
- Preface to the Organized Crime
- The Michael Milken of Philately: Marc Russo
- Philately's "Mobster": The Joe Puleo Story
- Puleo: The Brooklyn Years
- Puleo: Escape to Florida
- Puleo: C. L. Drysdale III
- Puleo: The Stamper
- Puleo: Sports Card Warehouse
- Puleo: Recent Years
- Puleo: One Very Unlucky Collector
- Fraud at the Foundation:
- The Philatelic Foundation's Stormy Years
- Pacific Paradise: Behind the Scenes of the Investigation of Pacific Stamp Sales
- Trouble on Both Fronts:
The Tribulations of Steve Ivy
- Fraud at the Philatelic Window:
How the PNC Market was Manipulated
- Catch Me If You Can: Slippery Philip Aster and How He Got Away With It
- Cyber-Detecting: Protecting Yourself on the Internet
- Back Room Bidding at Philatelic Auctions
- The Most Dangerous Topical:
- Whom Can You TRUST
- Introduction to An Easy Guide to Regummed, Altered and Faked Stamps
- Detecting Repaired Stamps
- Detecting Regummed Stamps
- Detecting Reperforated Stamps
- Detecting Removed Cancellations
- Detecting Removed Pen Cancellations
- Detecting Fake Coils, Line Pairs, and Similar Frauds
- Detecting Fake Inverts
- Detecting Fake Grills
- Detecting Stamps Made from Proofs and Essays
- Detecting Fake Blue Paper and Other Coloured Paper Issues
- Detecting Fake Kans. and Nebr. and other Overprints
- Detecting Computer Generation Fake Overprints
- Detecting Fake Watermarks
- Detecting Fakes Made From Stamps on Stamps
- Detecting "Problem" Expertizing Certificates
- And, Much, Much, More
Ye Meng's list of Bogus and Fake issues (includes Cinderellas/Locals)
Fantasy Stamps ; digital and paper
First Issue Reserved Edition (F.I.R.E.)
First Issue Reserved Edition (F.I.R.E.)
A good payment method
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