Salisbury Collectors Fair 2018

Salisbury Collectors Fair 2018

I had a great time at the Salisbury collector’s fair at the town hall. It was a surprise winning the penny black; it can go with my penny red and the rest of my small collection with about 600 stamps worldwide. I also have a 50p collection which only has a few missing. I sort …Read more

Savannah loves Kidstamps

Savannah loves Kidstamps

Young stamp collector, Savannah, aged six, is delighted with her new pack from Kidstamps, Her father has emailed to say “I am mightily impressed with what you and the stamp trade are doing with Stamp Active. It’s really great and thanks!  Savannah has just received  a first day cover in the last mailing that featured …Read more

Art Stamped: Bringing stamps into our lives

Art Stamped: Bringing stamps into our lives

By Art Stamped Every postage stamp tells a story. Put lots of stamps together and they’ll take you on an epic journey: around the world, into the wild, across battlefields, back to the Jurassic era, even into space. You’ll find inventions, tales of exploration, history re-told, something that makes you think, something that makes you …Read more

St Clements Stamp Club celebrates its 3rd Birthday

St Clements Stamp Club celebrates its 3rd Birthday

We are so pleased to see that the St Clements School Stamp Club is celebrating its 3rd birthday and shown that from little acorns great trees can grow.  Many congratulations. In 2014 several children from year 5 started the Stamp Collectors Club following a suggestion from one of the students to the Head Teacher.  Like …Read more

Newlands Road to Success

Newlands Road to Success

Chris Phillips has published a new book telling the story of the Newlands Road Philatelic Society which was a very successful junior stamp club. Its former trophy was donated as the Schools Trophy in the national Stamp Active Competition. Chris writes “one of the reasons why I have written this book is to help give …Read more

Competition Workshop for Pembrokeshire Young Collectors

Competition Workshop for Pembrokeshire Young Collectors

On 4 December 2016 Erene Grieve organised a workshop for young collectors in Pembrokeshire at the Steyton Community Hall in Milford Haven. Erene is the coordinator for the Stamps in Schools project. John Davies, Chairman of Stamp Active, led the workshop, which was for those who had already entered stamp competitions with the aim of …Read more

Runnymede Stamp Club

Runnymede Stamp Club

         Runnymede  School Stamp Club was reinstated last year and has now grown to 28 members. The age range is seven to eleven and has 11 boys and 17 girls. Interest was reignited by a visit to the School from a lady representing Stamp Active (whose name escapes me). However her enthusiasm ignited my …Read more

Queen’s Heads Mailart Exhibition

Queen’s Heads Mailart Exhibition

Positively Postal Queen’s Heads Mailart Exhibition Celebrating 50 years of the “Machin” Head on British stamps. The Queen’s Head as seen on current British definitive stamps first made its appearance back on June 5th 1967 and so this year marks its 50th anniversary. The image of Queen Elizabeth II used was designed by British sculptor, …Read more

Hythe School shows off their design talent again

Hythe School shows off their design talent again

                     Hythe Bay Primary School have repeated their Stamp Design project again this year. Each pupil was asked to design a stamp and this resulted in some exciting ideas. Only a random selection of the entries is shown. It is great to see a school using stamps as a teaching aid as part of their curriculum. …Read more

Recollections from Ian Proctor

I am now 83. I still remember the early days of my collecting when I was 8 or 9 years old. The buzz of excitement when I was given some stamps for my collection. “Would there be duplicates for swapping with my friends? Would there be new stamps from a country that I had never heard …Read more

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