Where can I learn more?

The world of stamp collecting is rich and diverse. Numerous stamp clubs exist locally, nationally, and online. Stamp shows held across the country and around the world offer stamp enthusiasts other venues to make connections and deepen their collecting knowledge. Many philatelists also subscribe to magazines that target their collecting interests.

Here are a few resources to help you get started.

American Philatelic Society


America’s national stamp society, APS offers a variety of membership benefits, including seminars, online courses, mentor programs, and access to special publications.

American Stamp Dealers Association


The website of the ASDA, an international association of stamp dealers, provides an extensive database searchable by dealer name, location, and specialty.

Smithsonian National Postal Museum


Located in Washington, D.C., the museum houses more than 6 million postal-related items for exhibition and study purposes.

You can also visit USPS.COM/STORE to explore available stamps and philatelic products, or go to USPS.COM/PHILATELIC to sign up for a free subscription to USA Philatelic, a quarterly catalog that’s the only official print source for information about new USPS® philatelic products and stamp issuances.

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