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The International Society of
World Wide Stamp Collectors

Philatelic Links

General Mega-Links


http://www.startlocal.com.au/articles/educational_stamps.html
The Ultimate Guide to Stamp Collecting

http://www.josephluft.com
Joe Luft's site - best philatelic site on the net with plenty of links to everything

http://members.tripod.com/~ajward/stamps/links.htm
AJ's Encyclopedia of Stamps and Philatelic Links

http://www.filbert.com/stamplistopedia/default.htm
Lee's Illustrated Stamp Listopedia

http://www.quine.org/phil-pub.html
Douglas Quine's Philatelic Sites (bar coding specialist)

http://www.sammler.com/stamps/index.html
Stamps & Philately (originating in Germany)

http://www.atozee.com/web/stamps/
AtoZee Philatelic Web Guide - a comprehensive Web Directory for stamp collectors

General info for collectors



http://www.stampsareart.com/
Devoted to the education of stamp collectors about issues related philatelic preservation and care.

Articles Online


http://www.stamps.org/cac/cac_arti.htm
A variety of articles from the Chapter Activities Committee of the American Philatelic Society

http://www.glenstephens.com/column.html
Article archive of Glen Stephens

Associations, Societies, and Specialty Groups


http://www.stamps.org
APS, site of the American Philatelic Society, America's premier stamp collecting organization with 57,000 members worldwide

http://www.americantopicalassn.org/
ATA, American Topical Association's web page

http://www.catsonstamps.org/
Cats on Stamps web page

http://www.rpsc.org
Royal Philatelic Society of Canada

http://www.gps.nu
German Philatelic Society

http://www.socorico.org
Costa Rico Collectors Society (SOCORICO)

http://www.bnaps.org
British North America Philatelic Society

http://britborneostamps.org.uk/
Sarawak Specialists' Society

http://www.scandps.org.uk
Scandinavian Philatelic Society

http://www.askphil.org
Ask Phil - stamp Q&A (Collectors Club of Chicago)

http://www.virtualstampclub.com
Virtual Stamp Club

http://www.stamps.org/cac/
CAC (Chapter Activities Committee of the American Philatelic Society)

http://www.nystampclubs.org"
FCNYPS (Federation of Central New York Philatelic Societies, Inc.

ATM & Other Vending Machine Stamps


http://www.atms.ch/e/
Information on various worldwide ATMs, Framas, etc. in German ATMs of Spain, Andorra, Dominican Republic

http://www.ateeme.net
Details on framas and related automated postage.

Auctions


http://www.stampauctionnetwork.com
Stamp Auction Network- mega-link to auction houses worldwide

Computer Inventory Software


http://www.stampcat.com/
STAMPCATalog Plus - "Free" for a $35 donation to your favorite charity- read details

Foreign Exchange Information


http://www.oanda.com/convert/classic
OANDA world currency converter

http://www.xe.com/ucc/
Universal Currency Converter

Internet Discussion Boards



www.stampbears.net
Stamp Bears World Wide Forums

www.stampboards.com
World's No#1 place to discuss STAMP COLLECTING and PHILATELY!

www.stampcommunity.org
Stamp Community Family

stamp-collector.co.uk/MachinForum/index.php
Online discussion board for Machin Collectors

Museums and Libraries





http://www.spellman.org/index.php3
Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History in Massachusetts

http://www.si.edu/postal/
US National Postal Museum

http://www.laposte.fr/musee/
French Postal Museum

Newsgroups


alt.collecting.stamps


alt.collecting.stamps.us


alt.collecting.stamps.worldwide


alt.collecting.stamps.topicals


alt.collecting.stamps.software


alt.fan.stamp.collecting


alt.stamps


alt.stamps.www.philatelic.com


rec.collecting.stamps


rec.collecting.stamps.discuss


rec.collecting.stamps.marketplace


rec.collecting.postal-history


tw.bbs.rec.stamp


nctu.club.stamp


rec.collecting (general items)

New Issues



http://www.casb.co.uk
Crown Agents- producers/distributors for 100+ Countries

On-line Blank & Country Album Pages



http://www.iswsc.org/iswsc_pages.html
Print your own albums! Includes customizable blank pages as well

http://www.stampalbums.com
Download worldwide album pages or get them on CD and print them yourself

http://www.albumpages.net
Pre-printed album pages for over 60,000 country/era combinations, on paper which matches Scott International or Scott Specialized pages in weight, color, and size (and has the holes in the right places), or on 8½ x 11 heavy-weight, acid-free paper. Minkus format also available.

www.freestampalbum.com
Free online software for creating album pages

Perfins



http://www.norbyhus.dk/perfpage.html
Learn all about perfins (perforated initials)

Philatelic Reference Books



(Very Long URL!)
Barnes & Noble stamp books

Postal Bureaus



http://www.usps.com
US Postal Service's main web site, including details about soon to be issued US stamps and available philatelic products

http://www.canadapost.ca/personal/collecting/default-e.asp
Canada Post's web site for stamp collectors

http://www.grcdi.nl/linkspo.htm
Post Office page links by Graham Rhind

Postal Codes



http://www.refdesk.com/factpost.html
Worldwide listing for most major countries

http://www.grcdi.nl/linkspc.htm
Postal Code Links of the World by Graham Rhind

Postal Rates

Publications and Publishers



http://www.linns.com
Home page of Linn's Stamp News , providing the latest information about US and worldwide stamps, new finds, articles of general interest

http://www.stanleygibbons.com
Stanley Gibbons- British catalog and supplier

http://www.Yvert-et-Tellier.fr/
Yvert & Tellier- French catalog and supplier in French

Specialty Pages



http://www.pbbooks.com/cr1.htm
British Commonwealth Postmarks by Robert S. Cragg

http://fuchs-online.com/special.htm
Colombia semi-officials and rural posts, Persia- first issues, Peru local posts, Russia- Zemstvo issues, Tibet.

http://marcophilie.org
French cancellations and specialty pages, Falkland Islands Philately page by Stefan Heijaz

http://www.members.tripod.com/~pennyreds/z.html
Introduction to Empire-wide Queen Victoria Issues by Tim Burgess

http://www.gbstamps.com/machins/faq.html
MachinMania, a subdivision of GBStamps.com (GB Machins)

http://www.angelfire.com/biz/Persiphila/index.html
PersiPhila - Iran (Persia) and selected issues and forgery assistance

http://www.hsp-veldpost.nl
Netherlands Military Postmarks

http://www.postalhistory.org
Postal History links by Vandemonia

http://www.frii.com/~rmingee/cogpage.htm
San Francisco Cog Wheel cancellations

http://www.si-usa.com/tuva/
Tuva stamps

http://www.neddog.com/stamps/
U.S. 1904 Second Bureau Issue by Geoff Dutton

http://www.langenbergjan.html
Zemstvos- Russian locals

Stamp Basics for All Ages


ISWSC Beginners Book
A Beginner's Handbook by Al and Mildred Feinberg

http://bestnetguru.com/stampcollecting/
Stamp Collecting: Doing It for Enjoyment, Not for Profit

ISWSC Exhibiting Basics
Stamp Exhibiting Basics by Tom Fortunato

Stamp Exchange Offers

Stamp Identification/Cataloging


ISWSC Identifier
Helps with determining a stamp's origin

http://www.raster.it/stefano/a/
Identify your "Wierd" stamps

http://www.scvs.com/stamp/ident/index.htm
SCV stamp identification

http://home.att.net/~RickScott/Unidentified/Unident.html
Unidentified Philatelic Objects

http://www.iswsc.org/iswsc_identbogus.html
Identify bogus stamps

Stamp Photos & On-line Catalogs


http://www.friktech.com/stamps/
The first 300 U.S. stamps in full color!

Stamp Shows


http://www.americanstampdealers.com/Stamp_Shows.aspx
American Stamp Dealers Association Show Calendar

http://www.stamps.org/Show-Calendar
APS Listing and calendar of shows and exhibits

Stamp Sites for Kids


http://www.iswsc.org/iswsc_yandb.html
International Society of Worldwide Stamp Collectors Youth and Beginner Program

http://www.stamps-auctions.com/lists/youth.html
Youth Collectors Zone

Terms & Definitions



http://www.filbert.com/stamplistopedia/dictionaries/default.htm
Web encyclopedias, glossaries, stamp identifiers, and translations of stamp collecting terms

Topical/Thematic Sites


http://www.south-pole.com/
Antarctic Philately

http://www.uqp.de/cjr/index.htm
Casey Jones Rail Road Study Unit

http://www.disnemation.8m.com/HOME.htm
Disney on Stamps

http://www.artonstamps.org/
Painting and Art on Stamps

http://www.sossi.org/
SOSSI- Scouts on Stamps Society International

Translations


http://translate.google.com
Google translation to/from major languages

Miscellaneous Sites of Interest



http://www.stamps.org/directories/dir_LocalClubs.htm
Find a stamp club near you! (APS Chapter listing)