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Stamp Exhibition Sites

http://www.floridastampshows.com/

Complete Up-To-Date Information on all Stamp Shows in Florida

http://www.florexstampshow.com/

FLOREX -- The Florida State Stamp Show
A WSP (World Series of Philately) Event
December 1, 2 & 3, 2017

Stamp Shows Worldwide

Stamp Shows Worldwide
Stamp shows listed by country and in the United States by state.

Stamp Societies & Organizations

http://www.stamps.org/

American Philatelic Society (APS)
Founded in 1886, this organization is the largest stamp collector organization with over 40,000 members.

http://www.usstamps.org/

United States Stamp Society

Florida Postal History Society

Florida Postal History Society
Organization established in 1978 by a group of 12 collectors interested in postal history from Florida. It now has over 100 members.

American Air Mail Society

American Air Mail Society
Organization founded in 1923 for aerophilately, the study of airmail, airmail stamps, postal markings, special flights, and other documents and markings related to American airmail.

The Revenue Society

The Revenue Society
International organization of revenue philatelists. Includes a variety of exhibits and a hall of fame, and has members from over thirty countries.

http://www.revenuer.org/

American Revenue Association
Society that explores American revenue philately, the study of American government stamps used for revenue collection.

http://www.postalstationery.org/

FIP Postal Stationery Commission
Postal stationery organization from the Federation Internationale de Philatelie. Focuses on the study, preservation, and exhibition of envelopes, post cards, and other items with an imprinted stamp.

American Topical Association

American Topical Association
The self-proclaimed largest topical stamp organization in the world, formed in 1949, which aims to encourage thematic stamp collecting. In addition to sponsoring “unit” websites for topical collecting, also provides a large number of free articles on philately from the Topical Time magazine.

Trains On Stamps

Trains On Stamps
High-quality website by members of a “unit” of the American Topical Association, devoted to collecting all examples of railroads and trains depicted on stamps.

Cats On Stamps

Cats On Stamps
Highly illustrated collection of stamps from around the world featuring cats. About 100 countries represented, with multiple large illustrations for each. Also includes approximate value and year of issuance for each stamp.

FÉDÉRATION INTERNATIONALE dE PHILATÉLIE:
Commission for Maximaphily

FÉDÉRATION INTERNATIONALE dE PHILATÉLIE:
Commission for Maximaphily

FIP division devoted to maximaphily, the study of special illustrated post cards that include stamps and cancellation marks all within the same theme.

http://www.mapsonstamps.com/

The CartoPhilatelic Society
Devoted to the study and preservation of maps on stamps. Offers news, events, several publications, a variety of projects related to the society’s mission, and more. Associated with both the American Philatelic Society and the American Topical Association.

The International Machine Cancel Society

The International Machine Cancel Society
Organization devoted to the study of machines used to cancel postage stamps throughout the ages and their marks. Provides articles and other publications free of charge.

The Collectors' Club

The Collectors Club
Philatelic society located in New York city. Founded in 1896, it maintains its own fully stocked library and clubhouse in a historic five-story brownstone headquarters on Madison Avenue in New York City.

Cinderella Stamp Club

Cinderella Stamp Club
UK-based club formed for the study of all stamp-like objects that were not issued for postal purposes.

Publishers

http://www.linns.com/

Linn's
The popular weekly newspaper style production that everyone enjoys!

http://www.stampnewsnow.com/

Mekeel's & Stamps
A weekly newspaper publication that has a long history in stamp community dating back to 1891.

http://www.pbbooks.com/

Reference materials for purchase, great site!

Stamp Dealer Sites

http://www.floridastampdealers.org/

Florida Stamp Dealers' Association
The organizational body for all stamp dealers in the state of Florida. Founded in the early 1970s, it is the sponsor of numerous Florida shows, including FLOREX.

Specialty Sites

http://www.theswedishtiger.com/10-scotts.html

US #10 and #11, great detailed site

http://www.1847usa.com/

Identification of difficult U.S. material

Online Stamp Catalogs

Online Worldwide Stamp Catalog

Online Worldwide Stamp Catalog
Massive index of stamps from around the world, with illustrations and catalog information. Covers over 190,000 stamps from over 325 countries.

Stamp Libraries & Museums

Stamp Libraries & Museums

Stamp Libraries & Museums
Hobbyist index of postal museums, archives, and libraries around the world. Includes resources throughout Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Oceania.

National Postal Museum

National Postal Museum
United States museum of postal history, covering the history of stamps and many other aspects of mail delivery throughout the ages. Site operated in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution.

Spellman Museum

Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History
Postal history museum with exhibits and informational publications. Operated out of Regis College in Weston, Massachusetts.

Western Philatelic Library

Western Philatelic Library
Operated by the Friends of the Western Philatelic Library. Based in Sunnyvale, California. Offers informational resources on stamps and on the collections held by the library.

British Postal Museum and Archive

British Postal Museum and Archive
All about the history of postal mail in Great Britain. Includes some collections and documents that may be viewed online, including detailed information about the Penny Black and other famous British stamps.

The Royal Philatelic Collection

The Royal Philatelic Collection
Billed as the most comprehensive collection of British and Commonwealth stamps in the world, the Royal Philatelic Collection is housed at St. James Palace. Information on the history of royal stamp collecting, the holdings of the collection, and efforts toward research and preservation.

British Library Philatelic Collection

British Library Philatelic Collection
Information on the over 50 collections and archives of postal material held by the British Library.

Bath Postal Museum

Bath Postal Museum
Information on the over 50 collections and archives of postal material held by the British Library.

General History of Stamp Collecting

The History of Philately

The History of Philately
Overview of philatelic history incorporating facts from before the invention of the modern postal stamp, including details from Roman times, the Middle Ages, and far more.

The History of Stamp Collecting

The History of Stamp Collecting
Discussion of the history of philately from Philatelic Tidbits, a respected hobbyist and stamp collecting news website.

The History of the US Postal Service

The History of the US Postal Service
Discussion of the history of US postal service including links to other sections of the story.

Other Stamp News and Sites

International Stamp Collecting News

International Stamp Collecting News
Brief, timely news releases on developments in stamp collecting from around the world, with a focus on new stamp releases and discoveries about rare stamps

Collecting United States Errors

Collecting United States Errors
Informational resource for collectors of misprinted stamps. Offers a guide to the ten major kinds of errors that might occur in the printing of a stamp. Illustrated.

Italian Center for Resistance Philately

Italian Center for Resistance Philately
In addition to providing information on stamp collecting related to Italian anti-fascism and resistance movements in World War II, the ICRP also provides a very handy dictionary of philatelic terms. Full site available in both English and Italian.

Famous Portraits on the Stamps of Israel

Famous Portraits on the Stamps of Israel
Lavishly illustrated introduction to the history and meaning of postage stamps in Israel that feature portraiture.

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