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.   

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

Slide/DVD Programs

More than 130 titles from the APS Slide/DVD 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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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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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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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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Virtual and On-Demand Courses

Collecting and Connecting Central Academy (C3a) is the American Philatelic Society’s own learning platform.  C3a is an on-demand, online learning tool containing videos, learning modules, and resources that cover a wide variety of topic and interest areas. APS members have special access to courses and videos as part of their membership.

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