Stamp Active Website wins International Award

Stamp Active Website wins International Award

The Stamp Active Website was awarded a Large Gold Medal (with Felicitations) and Overall Best Website at the Italia 2018 International Stamp Exhibition. This beat many other philatelic websites from around Europe and as far afield as Australia and Brazil. The Italia 2018 Exhibition was held under the auspices of the Federation of European Philatelic …Read more

DAVID ARMITAGE WINS BILL HART AWARD

DAVID ARMITAGE WINS BILL HART AWARD

David Armitage has been presented with the 2018 Bill Hart Award for exceptional service to youth philately. He has served on the National Youth Stamp Group and Stamp Active Network for over fifteen years and stood down at the end of 2017 as Events Manager. David was one of the leading figures in developing the …Read more

New Website for STAMPEX

New Website for STAMPEX

The Philatelic Traders’ Society has now launched a new website for the bi-annual Stampex Exhibition in London, at which the Stamp Active Network has a regular presence with a Kids Zone in Gallery Bays 14 & 15. Have a look at www.stampexinternational.co.uk  

Royal Mail to issue Harry Potter stamps

Royal Mail to issue Harry Potter stamps

A set of 15 Special Stamps will be issued to celebrate the series of eight Harry Potter films Stamps feature the characters: Harry Potter; Hermione Granger; Ron Weasley; Ginny Weasley and Neville Longbottom Also shown are iconic modes of transport from the films: the Hogwarts Express; Hagrid’s enchanted motorbike; the flying Ford Anglia and the …Read more

Hampshire Philatelic Federation Supports Stamp Active

Hampshire Philatelic Federation Supports Stamp Active

Hampshire Philatelic Federation have donated £500 to support the ongoing work of Stamp Active. President, Paul Davidson made a presentation of the cheque at the recent HAMPEX Federation Convention to Past Chairman, John Davies, pictured above. In making the presentation, Paul, commented “We recognise the tremendous efforts made by Stamp Active to promote stamp collecting …Read more

Stamp Festival for Young Collectors in Scotland

Stamp Festival for Young Collectors in Scotland

STAMP & POSTCARD FESTIVAL, Ayrshire, Scotland, 6 October 2018 South-West Scotland Philatelic Societies are holding their annual Stamp and Postcard Festival on Saturday 6 October 2018. Members of the public, collectors and non-collectors alike are invited along to a warm welcome at the event being held at Prestwick Community Centre, Caerlaverock Road, PRESTWICK, Ayrshire, KA9 1HR., from 10am …Read more

“MY FAVOURITE THINGS” STAMP COMPETITION 2018

“MY FAVOURITE THINGS” STAMP COMPETITION 2018

There were fewer entries this year in this national one page competition which encourages youngsters to have a go at a stamp competition by producing just one page on a subject of their choice. The Stamp Active Network is planning a new promotion and an introduction to stamp collecting activity book that is hoped will …Read more

TOBY IS THE YOUNG COLLECTOR OF THE YEAR 2018

TOBY IS THE YOUNG COLLECTOR OF THE YEAR 2018

  This year’s “Young Collector of the Year” was TOBY MIDDLEMIST from Haverfordwest, aged 10. He received his trophy, Star Wars Sheets, donated by Royal Mail and a Penny Black Cover, supported by Beckett Philatelics, from the new Chairman of Stamp Active, Susan Henderson.  Toby started collecting stamps after a Stamps in Schools workshop, run …Read more

JAR OF STAMPS COMPETITION

JAR OF STAMPS COMPETITION

There was also a fun competition at Autumn Stampex to guess the number of stamps in a jar. The winner of the jar this time was ZOE NICHOLLS, aged 10, from Orpington.

Penny Black Draw Winner at Autumn Stampex

Penny Black Draw Winner at Autumn Stampex

  Robin Cassell with Muhammad At each Stampex, there is a free points auction on the Saturday afternoon in the Kids Zone for all the youngsters who have completed the Stamp Active activities. After the auction, there was a free prize draw for a Penny Black, again sponsored by Robin Cassell of Mulready Philatelics. The …Read more

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