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 Postal
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 their collections.
#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