SPRING STAMPEX: 14th to 18th February 2018

Spring Stampex will take place at the Business Design Centre, Islington, London from 14th to 17th February 2018. Start planning your visit now as this is likely to ne half term. Early booking of travel and accommodation can bring some huge savings.  It is also time to start work on your entries for the Stamp …Read more

Guess the number of stamps in the Jar

Guess the number of stamps in the Jar

The Philatelic Traders’ Society again provided a jar of stamps as a fun competition for the young collectors visiting Stampex. This time, the closest guess of the correct number was by Dorothy Wild of Banbury. She was pleased to take home the jar full of stamps. Photograph courtesy of Paul Leonard

Bring A Child to Stampex Winners

Bring A Child to Stampex Winners

Stamp Active continue to run their regular promotion to “Bring A Child to Stampex” with excellent prizes for those who bring a young collector to the Kids Zone in Gallery Bay 15, which is sponsored by The Philatelic Trader’s Society at every Stampex. The winners at Autumn Stampex 2017 were: 1st:     Royal Mail Year Book …Read more

Carys Receives Top Award

Carys Receives Top Award

Carys Llewellyn from West Wales was presented with the Anne Dummer Trophy as our Young Collector of the Year 2017 at Autumn Stampex. The award, which is sponsored by Midpex, was presented by Rob Swain, Publisher, from Stanley Gibbons. Carys received a trophy, a Penny Black cover donated by Ian Park of Beckett Philatelics and …Read more

Alex Cuesta wins Penny Black

Alex Cuesta wins Penny Black

Alex Cuesta from London was the latest winner in the free prize draw for a Penny Black, sponsored by Mulready Philatelics, that takes place after the youth auction at Stampex. The enthusiastic young collectors compete for 30 lots in the free auction using the points they have gained by taking part in the free activities …Read more

Young collectors again provide fine exhibits

Young collectors again provide fine exhibits

This Autumn, for the first time, the Stamp Active Network has held not only the British Youth Stamp Championships, but also the Stamp Active competition. The later will now be held twice a year, in Spring and Autumn. As always the judges were impressed with the high standard, and were pleased to see new exhibitors and …Read more

My Favourite Things Winners 2017

My Favourite Things Winners 2017

This national one-page competition, organised by Stamp Active, was held for the second time this year, sponsored by Isle of Man Stamps & Coins. The number of entries is increasing and this is very encouraging. It is good to see many new names entering a national competition for the first time. It is hoped that …Read more

AUTUMN STAMPEX IS NEARLY HERE

AUTUMN STAMPEX IS NEARLY HERE

  held at The Business Design Centre, Islington, London from 13th to 16th September 2017. The nearest underground station is Angel. Stamp Active will, once again, be running the KIDS ZONE at Stampex with a free goodie bag, activities and auction. The theme of the activities will be “Children’s Literature” so look out for Harry …Read more

Become a Stamp Dealer for a Day

Become a Stamp Dealer for a Day

The organisers of the Charing Cross Collectors Market, that takes place every Saturday in London near the Embankment Underground Station, are offering a unique opportunity to younger stamp collectors under the age of 25. They will allocate two tables (12ft) for any enterprising young stamp enthusiasts to sell their spare stamps or covers to collectors …Read more

STAMP ACTIVE NEEDS MORE HELP

STAMP ACTIVE NEEDS MORE HELP

The Stamp Active Network is urgently seeking more people to get involved to support youth philately in the UK. There are a number of administrative roles to be filled as well as practical help that can be given. Commenting on the problems, John Davies, Chairman of Stamp Active, said “Even if you can only spare …Read more

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