Runnymede School Stamp Club

I am delighted to report that after a long suspension of activities we are now up and running again. Due to the Coronavirus precautions necessary at the School we have had to reduce our membership from 30+ down to 12. This is due to class bubble size, social distancing and other practical considerations including meal …Read more

Sandi Robb, Founder of StampIT, gives us an insight into the exciting youth programme

Sandi Robb, Founder of StampIT, gives us an insight into the exciting youth programme

Within stamps lies an entire world of language and culture and that’s what inspired Sandie Robb to create StampIT. StampIT is an exciting youth programme that uses stamps to learn about other subjects. There is a ‘Language of Stamps’ series with games for Spanish, French, Japanese, Mandarin and Gaelic and the ‘Geography of Stamps’ series …Read more

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

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