Letter Writing Activities in Lockdown

Letter Writing Activities in Lockdown

My Dear New Friend This #MyDearNewFriend initiative, supported by the National Literacy Trust, encourages children to write letters to people living in care homes. Their letter will brighten someone’s day, and might even get a reply! It’s a great opportunity for them to make new friends despite social distancing, whilst practising their writing skills. To take …Read more

Autumn Stampex postponed and replaced with Virtual Stampex event

Autumn Stampex postponed and replaced with Virtual Stampex event

The Philatelic Traders’ Society, responsible for hosting Stampex International, announced that the Autumn 2020 Stampex show scheduled for the 30th September to 3rd October has been postponed. The decision has been made following a full assessment of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic factors affecting the show, including safety and financial implications for our visitors and stakeholders. The show …Read more

Free Stamps for Youngsters

Free Stamps for Youngsters

WANTED PLEASE CAN YOU HELP: As you can see from the picture, I am currently sending out packs of approx. 250 world stamps to kids during the Covid19 Lockdown. It is hoped to encourage the next generation of young collectors, and judging by the letters of thanks and appreciation I have had from the parents …Read more

London 2020 Exhibition postponed

London 2020 Exhibition postponed

The London 2020 International Stamp Exhibition has now been postponed due to the concerns relating to the Coronavirus. It has been re-scheduled to 19 to 26 February 2022 at the same venue.

Sharing Stamp Collecting with Youth

Sharing Stamp Collecting with Youth

In these difficult times, many may be faced with the challenge of isolation at home and wondering how to keep the children stimulated and educated…stamp collecting may prove one answer. Parents, grandparents, friends of those with children…as people begin to design at-home learning opportunities for kids, please know that Stamp Active and the American Philatelic …Read more

Free £20 Vouchers for Kids at Stampex

Free £20 Vouchers for Kids at Stampex

Youngsters Under 18 will be given vouchers to the value of £20 to spend with PTS dealers at Stampex. They are available for the first 100 children to attend. We want to see more young people getting involved and hope that this incentive will encourage you to come along and enjoy all the usual activities …Read more

Postcrossing growing fast

Postcrossing growing fast

If you are a stamp collector and would like to add stamps to your collection from around the world, you could give Postcrossing a try. It already has 792,3000 members from 207 countries, with over 55 million postcards already sent… What is Postcrossing? The goal of this project is to allow anyone to send and …Read more

StampIT launches new competitions

StampIT launches new competitions

StampIT along with RZSS have launched language competitions. All are based on a fantastic activity which covers many curriculum objectives starting with just one postage stamp. Tell the story of a Spanish, French, Chinese or in fact any country/language stamp. Full details are on the attached pdf leaflets. There are specific leaflets for Spanish, French …Read more

London to host 2020 International Stamp Exhibition

London to host 2020 International Stamp Exhibition

London will be hosting, what will probably be, the world’s largest International Stamp Exhibition in 2020. Held at the Business Design Centre in Islington from 2nd to 10th May 2020, the event will have over 150 stamp dealers and postal administrations taking part. There will be hundreds of collectors showing their displays in the competition …Read more

Stamp active meeting

Young Philatelists meet the Queen

https://twitter.com/i/status/1199320061980413952 Some of our best young philatelists were honoured by being presented to HM Queen Elizabeth II at the official opening of the new premises of the Royal Philatelic Society London on November 26th 2019 in the City of London. They were introduced to the Queen by John Davies, Founder of Stamp Active. Those attending …Read more

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