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The International Society of
World Wide Stamp Collectors


All the resources on this page are provided free for use to both ISWSC members and non-members alike.

Free Album Pages

Former ISWSC member Bill Steiner is pleased to offer you a variety of blank album pages which can be used for an assortment of projects. These are sized for an 8 1/2 by 11 inch standard American page, which can be adapted to European A4 paper as well. What's especially nice about them is that they can fit into 3-hole binders, providing you with an inexpensive alternative to preprinted pages.

To access the free album pages click here.

Free Stuff For Kids and Beginners

The ISWSC is dedicated to helping youngsters and beginners collect and enjoy worldwide stamps. Through the generosity of our members, we are giving away free stamp packets to any child under age 17 and beginners. You do not need to be a member to benefit from this service.

To access more information on this service click here.

Beginners Book

The ISWSC Beginners Book was written by ISWSC members Al and Mildred Feinberg of Bensalem, Pennsylvania and edited by Tom Fortunato

You can access the the book here. The book will open in its own window or tab.

We have also just published a PDF version. We are currently working in updating and adding a few more chapters to address recent developments in our hobby and society in general. The beginners book can be accessed here.

Exhibiting Basics

A series of articles presented in an online book prepared by ISWSC member Tom Fortunato for the Junior Philatelists of America's publication, The Philatelic Observer, from 1994 to 1997. Exhibiting basics outlined here are for exhibitors of any age and should be especially helpful to those who have been tempted but never actually taken the plunge. Detailed are simple instructions about getting started and progressing through local, regional and national competition. While not everyone is potentially interested in reaching the highest ranks of the philatelic exhibiting world, the rules which guide the hobby are fairly consistent at every level. I hope you will find this information helpful.

You can access the book here.

Why Collect Worldwide

Click here for excerpts from an article originally published in the May 1995 Baltimore Philatelist written by ISWSC member Tom Fortunato.