Learn about Stamps & Postal History

Few hobbies match the flexibility of stamp collecting. It is suitable for nearly all ages. You can collect stamps all 12 months of the year regardless of the climate where you are located. It does not require any special skills or great wealth. Some individuals begin as young as age 4 and many collect until the day they die.  Learn more...
 

Beginners Resources

Beginners

Getting started in the hobby? You may have a few questions. Here we have provided some general information to get you started.
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Programs

Programs

More than 130 titles from the APS Slide/Video Library are available for use by its Chapters and Affiliates for meetings and special events. 
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Educators

Educators

Resources for classroom teachers, club leaders, and scout merit badge counselors to promote an understanding of philately.
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YPLF

YPLF

The YPLF program connects young stamp collectors between the ages of 16 and 24 with knowledgeable philatelic leaders and access to unique learning experiences.
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On The Road Courses

On-The-Road Courses

Courses are offered at various WSP shows throughout the year. These learning opportunities serve to meet the needs and interests of beginning and expert philatelists.
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Summer Seminar

Summer Seminar

Summer Seminar on Philately is a once-a-year opportunity to expand your philatelic knowledge and meet others who share your passion and interests in beautiful Bellefonte, PA.
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Young Collectors

Young Collectors

Stamp collecting is a wonderful hobby that reflects your interests, does not need to cost a lot of money, and most of all is FUN!
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Publications

Publications

APS is pleased to make available a number of first rate publications, many at a discount to members.
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Library

Library

The APRL has one of the world's largest collections of philatelic literature containing more than 23,000 book titles and 5,700 journal titles.
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AmeriStamp Expo

Mesa, Arizona | February 15-17, 2019