Stamp Collecting Tips for Beginner

Stamp Collecting is a hobby that many people have participated in at some point in their life.  Many kids find this to be a great first collection.  Here’s a few tips to help you get started on this hobby while not spending alot of money.

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Stamp Collecting Tips for Beginner

Ask friends and family to save their stamps.

Start with your grandparents and friends and family. Ask them to hold on to the stamps that they get in the mail. If you have facebook friends that live overseas, ask them to save their stamps for you!

Save all your stamps. 

Anytime you get a letter in the mail, check to see what the stamp is  There are so many cool US stamps now that you will be able to have quite a collection just by saving the envelopes.

Make friends with a local church secretary. 

Many churches correspond regularly with missionaries around the world.  Many missionaries even send regular prayer letters to the churches.  This is a great way to collect foreign stamps!

Buy lots on Ebay

You can search and find lots of 1000 US stamps selling for less than $10.00  That’s a lot of stamps!  Make it even better by shopping through Mr. Rebates.

Try one (or more) of these free offers: 

(I have not ordered stamps from any of these vendors since I don’t personally collect stamps.)

  • To receive a free packet of stamps send a self addressed stamped envelope to:
    The Midnight Soaker
    PO Box 51
    Old Greenwich, CT 06870
    United States Of America
  • Free stamps for Youngsters – just send a self addressed stamped envelope – no membership
  • Arpin Stamp Company  This company will send you free stamps plus extra that you either have to return or pay for.  I have done offers like this before but not with this company.  Just make sure you read carefully to make sure you don’t end up having to pay for extras!

Do you collect stamps? What are some other ways to build your collection while sticking to a tight budget? I’d love to hear!

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  1. This is really neat. I started working for the USPS about a year ago, and found a box of stamps that belonged to my sister that she passed on to my daughter. Soooo, it seems like the perfect hobby for us to enjoy together right? I will be checking back to see if I can find some more great info on stamp collecting. Thanks.


    1. That’s a pretty cool find! Thanks for all the support on my blogs today!!!! I really appreciate it! 🙂

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