Stamps From France
Stamp collecting in the united States is a popular hobby. There are many
auction houses, approval dealers, publications, club meetings and shows. The
internet has allowed all collectors to improve their collection without leaving
home. Searching for that illusive item is somewhat easier now due to eBay and
other internet locations.
The hobby is divided into numerous specialties. Here are a few:
.. #1's meaning the first stamp ever issued by a country
.. mint singles meaning a single stamp never used
.. used singles meaning stamps which have been used then removed from the
.. mint blocks meaning a group of stamps that have never been used
.. used blocks obvious
.. plate blocks meaning the four, six, or more stamps from the corner of a sheet
of stamps with the plate number
.. sheets of mint stamps
.. topicals meaning a collector who seeks stamps which picture a specific object
like airplanes. Other topical
categories as you might guess include everything.
Here are topical offerings from a dealer:
Still other collectors focus on a specific country or countries.
I collect Germany, France, United States, Italy, Austria, Sweden, and
Great Britain. That is how I selected the countries to include at this web site
for European travel. I have visited all these countries many times as a tourist
and really like them all. Sure I have favorites. Germany is my favorite country
There are many further specialties of stamp collecting:
errors freaks and oddities
You name it. Someone probably collects stamps with that specialty.
Many different methods can be used to present stamps for viewing and
storage. The most common method of saving stamps is an album. A stockbook is
also a handy way to show stamps. Organization is often
To me stamp collecting has provided great fun. Trying to properly identify a
stamp often takes a lot of effort. There are many stamps which look the same but
have varieties in size, color, paper type, perforations, secret marks, and
watermarks to name a few.
As a stamp collector I have increased my knowledge of foreign languages,
geography, spelling and history.
There are many regular publications to help a collector enjoy the hobby.
Here is a short list with links to their internet presence:
Here are other links to stamp related web pages that are all interesting. MORE.
Published by Trajan
Publishing Corp. ; test csn link
Incl. Postal History, Postal Stationery, Cancellations (in English; from
( and others on 'Collectables" of many kinds.)
Full edition available in print only.
Daly News From the Philatelic, Stamp and Postal World
- Down-Under News from Ken Sparks
- "Philately's Internet Magazine For Stamp Collectors"
International Stamp News (every 2 months)
Also sells albums, stamps & supplies and conducts auctions
From "The world's oldest stamp dealer".
'All the News from the world of stamps.'
Stamp Cafe also 'provides Postal Administrations and Organisers with
a unique opportunity to communicate with collectors'. Provides 'New Issues'
Magazine - Specialized in philately and postal history.
Including stamp sales & book publishing & sales via Vaccari srl,
Free password access for VACCARI MAGAZINE subscribers - partially available
for the guests of our site who want to get a general idea about its
contents. At present, only a small part of the articles published is on-line
- in the future, our service will be increased according to demand.
An award winning site- in English and Italian
'Providing up-to-date news and market conditions for your favorite
Tearsheets: ... pages on a single subject area extracted from journals,
newspapers, pamphlets, etc., going back many years. ...The compiling of
these sheets is done by volunteers and the cost charged is set to cover
copying costs only.
A Directory of Periodicals [1991 ed.]
The Stampguyz list of Philetalic periodicals ; '404'
French stamps are an interest of mine. I've collected stamps since 1954. My
collection has no cash value. But to me it has been a way to improve my
knowledge of foreign languages, geography, and business practices. In this
gallery of French stamps there are no identification numbers, no values given.
The intent of this gallery is to show the look of French stamps through the
years. Many in my collection are over 100 years old. Unfortunately none have
turned out to be valuable.
Here are a small group of covers from 1859 to 1865. Check them out.
The French post office has a wonderful web site where you can see all the
current issues as well as buy their stamps from them online. Check it out HERE.
Mini Stamp Collections For Sale
Stamps From Germany
Postage stamps from my France stamp collection and stamps from France which
I have for sale are included on this web page.
Since 1954 I have collected stamps. It just struck me as I wrote that that I
have been collecting for fifty years. Well, not continuously. As a child I was
very active as a collector sending away by mail for mixtures and approvals. I
still have my beginner album. It is filled with memories, Some stamp collectors
have valuable collections. Not me. My stamps have memories that are priceless,
through. I have fun collecting. Now that I am retired, I seem to have more time
to "play" with my stamps. I feature it like detective work. Trying to
determine the identification for a specific stamp sometimes takes a while.
Over the years I have quite a large collection from these countries:
Austria, Germany, France, Switzerland, United States, Italy, Sweden, and the
United Kingdom. I have many stamps printed by the American Bank Note Company.
Also over the years I have accumulated quite a few duplicates. For the past
twenty years I have belonged to a local stamp club. Now it is time through this
web site to show off some of the stamps I have collected and to sell off
duplicates I have accumulated. So this web page has two aspects. First I have
included pictures of a few stamps from my collection. Follow the links whi9ch
are given to see more. I will add pages as time allows.
Here are some stamps from my collection:
Next I have included pictures of stamps which I would like to sell. Please
follow the links I give to see more of my items for sale. Let me tell you about
the stamp mixture offer first then I will go on to list individual items for
Stamp Mixture - France For Sale
An excellent way to get the best value for a beginner collector is to buy a
mixture where all stamps are different. This minimizes duplicates which seem to
accumulate regardless of what a collector does.
This VisitEuropeOnline.com web site has several offers of stamps for sale.
The best buy is 200 different colorful genuine stamps from France for $14
postpaid. All are ready to be placed in a notebook, stock book, or album. That's
about 6 cents each, postpaid.
These stamps can form an interesting addition to a school report, make
wonderful additions to scrapbooks by croppers, can be framed, and can be
included in a genealogical report to demonstrate visions of the home country at
very little cost. Since the cost is very small, these stamps can be glued on any
sort of poster or bulletin to add interest. I also offer topical stamps which
are quite colorful. Click HERE
top go to the topicals list where you will find stamps of birds, flowers,
cars, boats, trains, planes, flowers, and, well you get the idea. These sorts of
stamps can really add interest to reports, posters and school projects. They are
also great for show-and-tell. I save stamps from Italy and Sweden mostly because
those are the countries of my ancestors. I like having a little piece of
something from those countries. You may feel the same.
Here is a picture which represents the sort of stamps you will get when you
order 200 different mixture for $14 postpaid. . Since the sale price is so low,
I can not scan every mixture and put it on the web site for you to see before
you buy. But I can offer a full refund if you are not pleased with what you get.
And the mixture you will receive will closely follow what you see in the sample
picture. I have high positive feedback at eBay so you can believe I will refund
if you do not like what you get. The stamps will not be mounted on a stock sheet
as pictured. But rather they will be in an envelope. I will include some stamp
hinges for mounting. I will also include an information sheet telling you how to
mount the stamps.
Here is a sample of what you will get:
to see my eBay feedback.
Click this buy now button to
pay with a credit card. $14 postpaid for 200 different genuine stamps from
A PayPal payment can be made directly to email@example.com
Be sure to specify the country stamp mixture you want and include your
address where you want the item mailed.
Or send your check or money order to:
David U. Larson
1342 SW Patricia Avenue
Port St. Lucie, Florida 34953-4903
to see other offers of stamp mixtures for sale.
Click HERE to continue.
Follow the topics in this link rack to quickly go to your interests.
Here are sponsored links for books from Amazon.com which may be of interest.