Philately of the Future

Jack Preuveneers writes: Many people question the future of Philately – how to get the Youth involved, and how to make philately engaging? It’s a difficult subject and a challenging task. Stamp collecting is a nice thing – it encourages an interest in the world, in design, in history, in geography and politics. But quite frankly, …Read more

STAMPS FOR KIDS PROJECT

I am currently sending out packs of approx 250 world stamps to kids all over the world 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 that their kids are loving getting the stamps. …Read more

The People Hive

The People Hive

Recognising an Ability not a Disability? If you are a stamp collector and wish to help a charity, have you considered that many people with an apparent disability may have talents that they wish to use, if given the opportunity? Commencing in 2018, the People Hive was set up in Twickenham to celebrate the opportunities …Read more

BIOTA Stamp Design Competition Winners

BIOTA Stamp Design Competition Winners

To celebrate 2018 being the “Year of the Reef”, the British Indian Ocean Territory launched a Year of the Reef Stamp Design Competition in March. The competition was open to children aged 4-17. The challenge was to design an official postage stamp for the British Indian Ocean Territory on the theme of “Why are coral …Read more

Kidstamps delights new collectors

Kidstamps delights new collectors

    Gabriella There has been excellent feedback from young collectors for the free postal club run by the Stamp Active Network recently. This includes a note from the parents of Gabriella which reads “Thought you’d like to see just how pleased Gabriella is with her stamp collecting pack. Her collection is well underway. Thanks …Read more

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

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