• Explore the World Through Stamp Collecting

    Stamp collecting is a captivating hobby which offers a gateway to art, history, and comradery. More than simply an indication that the postage rate has been paid, stamps often reflect our diverse culture, values, and traditions.

  • Philately Linking Wisdom Through The Ages

    Knowledge of the past and understanding what has happened in the past is crucial to the wellbeing of us all, our communities, and our future. Stamps, by providing a link between past and present, allow us a better understanding of being human.

  • Discover The Joy Of Stamps

    Stamp collecting satisfies our emotional, aesthetic and intellectual needs. Whether it is an occasional pastime or an consuming passion, stamp collecting is a hobby that opens doors to new worlds.

This site is dedicated to helping hobbyists acquire knowledge free of cost. We feel that one of the greatest attributes of philately is the thrill of identifying your stamps and the learning opportunities uncovered along the way.

We believe that the marriage of technology and philately is a blessing and is helping philately move forward into the future. In many ways the internet is actually the 'next generation' postal system; representing the next step in the evolution of the ways humans communicate with each other.

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Incredible library of free online books, articles, videos, and presentations.

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Interactive Calendar with notable philatelic events throughout history

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New Additions and Revisions

  • Added US Mail And Post Office Assistant Library Drawer
    April 2022
  • Added NWPI OS Issues Exhibit
    March 2022
  • Added USA Philatelic Catalogs Back Issues
    February 2022
  • Added Postal History of the Indian and Oklahoma Territory
    January 2022
  • Added Philatelic Gossip Library Shelf
    December 2021
  • Added DDR 5 Year Plan Tool
    November 2021
  • Added Éire - Ireland Definitive Stamps Exhibit
    October 2021
  • Added Ledgers of the Postmaster General Office
    September 2021
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