The Stamp Collecting Blog
@ Jamestown Stamp Co.

CD Stamps - Canada Stamps on Souvenir Sheet CD

CD Stamps

Would these be classified as CD Stamps, CDs on Stamps, or Stamps on CDs?  Either way, the Hartford Courant reports today about these Canadian Easy Listening Stamps.  By the way, the first I heard of Joni Mitchell was last night via an old Alias episode.  I’ve never been an easy listening type of guy.  But […]

Timely Bargains for Collectors

During the next several weeks, a number of us at Jamestown Stamp Company have decided to select and list products that we really like and those that we really like as gifts. Since I am the Web Geek of the bunch, I have the advantage of being able to tell why I choose the items […]

What is a Stamp Packet

Don’t all purchased collectible stamps come in a packet, glassine envelope, or package of some kind?  Sure.  But the term stamp packet refers more to the diversity of different packets available.  For instance, there are country specific packets.  There are United States stamp packets, British stamp packets, stamp packets from Macau, etc..  There are also Topical […]

Stamp Collecting Where to Begin

So, you have decided to give one of the oldest known hobbies a try.  But how does one begin stamp collecting?  What do you need to begin? Perhaps the best place to start is with a general idea of what types of stamps you will most likely be interested in…US or Foreign Stamps.  Once that’s […]

Stamp Game

I found this MSN Group called the Stamp Game while searching the Web today.  It sounds very interesting.  It’s always nice to see how stamp collectors leverage the power of the Internet to enjoy their hobby.  If anyone has tried this or knows of something like it, please leave a comment. Edit: The MSN Groups […]

Stamp Topics - Birds on Stamps

Stamp Topics

There are so many different types of topics one encounters when collecting stamps.  In fact, the number of topics is limitless.  For example, you could divide the topic art on stamps into paintings and photographs.  Transportation could be broken down into Aviation, Trains, Ships, and more.  I have not personally focused on any one topic enough […]

The Value of a Stamp

Just a few days ago I talked about the value of a stamp or coin going beyond monetary terms. I stand by that. But having stamps in your collection that have a high dollar value is exciting. In fact, seeing just one or two stamps having a higher catalog value than what you paid for […]

Lighthouse Vario Stockpages - All plastic

Stamp Albums or Stockpages

When my eight year-old daughter began to show an interest in collecting stamps, I considered getting her a beginner type worldwide stamp album.  There was a moment when I considered opting for stockpages instead just as I was passing over the money.  But I thought she may as well start out right with a full-blown album. […]