For more information on stamp collecting…

Here are a few places to get you started on stamp collecting.

Posted on Sep 13 2007 in Features

American First Day Cover Society

Contact: Douglas Kelsey
Executive Director
PO Box 65960, Tucson, AZ 85728-5960

A full-service, not-for-profit, noncommercial society devoted exclusively to First Day Covers and First Day Cover collecting. Publishes 90-page magazine, First Days, eight times per year. Offers information on 300 current cachet producers, expertizing, foreign covers, translation service, color slide programs and archives covering First Day Covers.

American Philatelic Society

100 Match Factory Place, Bellefonte, PA 16823-1367
(814) 933-3803;

America’s national stamp society. Membership benefits include various publications, services and more. Sponsors national stamp exhibitions annually in partnership with ASDA and USPS. 50,000+ members worldwide.

American Society for Philatelic Pages and Panels

Contact: Gerald Blankenship
PO Box 475, Crosby, TX 77532-0475

The only society with a focus on commemorative cancellations (formerly souvenir pages) and commemorative panels. Free ads, member auctions, quarterly publication sent to all members with reports on new issues, varieties, errors, oddities and discoveries.

American Stamp Dealers’ Association

Contact: Joseph B. Savarese
3 School St., Suite 205, Glen Cove, NY 11542-2517

Association of dealers engaged in every facet of philately, with 6 regional chapters nationwide. Sponsors national and local shows. Will send you a complete listing of dealers in your area or collecting specialty. A #10 SASE must accompany your request.

American Topical Association

PO Box 57, Arlington, TX 76004-0057

A service organization concentrating on the specialty of topical stamp collecting. Offers handbooks and checklists on specific topics; exhibition awards; Topical Time, a bimonthly publication dealing with topical interest areas; a slide loan service, and information, translation and sales services.

Collectors Club of Chicago

1029 N. Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60610;

This Web site was established to answer stamp collecting questions via e-mail.

Ebony Society of Philatelic Events and Reflections (ESPER)

Contact: Manuel Gilyard
PO Box 1757
Lincolnton Station
New York, NY 10037-1757
(p) 212/928-5165

ESPER is a national stamp society which promotes the collecting of African Americans on stamps and the collecting of stamps by African Americans.

Junior Philatelists of America

Central Office
P.O. Box 2625, Albany, OR 97321

Publishes a bimonthly newsletter, The Philatelic Observer, and offers auction, exchange, pen pal and other services to young stamp collectors. Adult supporting membership and gift memberships are available. The Society also publishes various brochures on stamp collecting.

Linn’s World Stamp Almanac

P.O. Box 29
Sidney, OH 45365-0029

A useful single reference source for stamp collectors.

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