STAMP COOL-Lecting 1-2-3!
Become a Stamp COOL-Lector! It's as Easy as 1-2-3!
TIPS FOR COLLECTING STAMPS
#1 Get some stamps!
You can get new stamps at any Post Office. Most Post Offices will
have some of the cool stamps. You can also order stamps from the United States
Service Web site at www.usps.com by clicking on "BUY STAMPS," or call
their toll-free phone
number at 1 800 STAMP 24 (that's l-800-782-6724).
Another cool way to get stamps is to trade with your friends.
For older stamps, ask your parents, grandparents, or
neighbors for old letters, postcards, or unused stamps.
Or go to a stamp dealer or check stamp collecting sites
on the Internet. There are even stamp shows where
people come from all over the country to add
#2 Get organized and display your collection.
Now that you've got stamps, what do you do with them? Put them on StamperSaver
Cards And keep them in a cool album where you can show them off, For individual
stamps or stamp panes, you can buy a stamp album or make your own, using a three-ring
binder. But don't tape or glue your stamps-that destroys their value. instead,
slip them into specially designed plastic pages with pockets, Or if your album
has paper pages, use hinges or mounts.
#3 Get excited!
Like what you collect and collect what you like! Your stamp collection should
express your own unique personality. You can collect stamps
from all over the world or from just one
country. Pick several topics like animal
stamps, sport stamps, or stamps about history.
You can create a stamp collection about almost anything. Let the stamps be your