[Surfnetkids: 12 July 2006] Stamp Collecting

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Sponsor’s Spot: Need Ink?
3. Weekly Topic: Stamp Collecting
4. What Did We Miss? Submit Site or Link To Us
5. Note from a Reader
6. Related Games
7. Quote of the Week
8. Classified Ads
9. Subscription Management

#1. July 12, 2006

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Barbara,

On Saturday we returned from a whirlwind two-week Italy vacation. One of the highlights was watching the Italian team win the quarter-final and the semi-final soccer games to make it to the World Cup finals. Swept up in the excitement, we were thrilled to see them win on Sunday (from our home in California) although we missed hearing the car horns and the shouts of the excited fans swarming into the street.

Next week my column topic will be Italy, and I will try and post some pictures from our trip to share with you.

Your comments welcome at:

See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"

#2. Need Ink?

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#3. Stamp Collecting

by Barbara J. Feldman

Stamp Collecting Printable (** for premium members only)

A wise friend of the family once told me “Collecting is great for kids.” And despite its apparent
decline as hobby for young people, it still is a great way to combine geography, armchair travel,
history, and own’s one personal view of world into a single pastime. My childhood stamp
collection was lost in the Northridge earthquake of 1994. I sure would have loved to share it
with my kids.

American Philatelic Society: Just for Kids
“The word ‘philatelist’ means a person who practices philately or stamp collecting. It comes from
the French word ‘philatelie’, which was derived from the Greek words ‘philos’, meaning loving,
and ‘atelia’, meaning exemption from tax (which also came to mean ‘postage is prepaid.’).” The
American Philatelic Society is the largest, nonprofit organization in the world for stamp
collectors, and its kids section is my pick of the day. Visit for beginners help, and fun game and
activity pages.

Linn’s Stamp News
Linn’s online edition is a worthy companion to the printed news weekly, but many of the sections
require free registration. In addition to timely news features and an interactive stamp quiz,
Linn’s offers advice to beginners in its Reference and How To sections. Articles include
introductions to Postmarks, Stamp Albums, and Stamp Care and Handling, along with handy
reference material such a Glossary of Philatelic Terms, a list of World Wide Stamp Issuing
Entities, and a Foreign Currency Guide.

Mystery Box
The Mystery Box combines philately, geography, history and travel into a unique “collection of
mystery stories springing from the evocative images of postage stamps and their curious
histories.” The stories range from fiction to real-life unsolved mysteries. My favorite clicks were
the mini-quizzes on Stamp Whys. “Can you find the image hidden in these stamps? Examine the
four stamps carefully. When taken as a group, there is an image hidden within. What is that

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#4. What Did We Miss? Submit or Link To Us

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#5. Note from a Reader

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#6. Related Games

Stamp Collecting Word Search

Stamp Collecting Printable Word Search
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Stamp Scrambler

Stamp Concentration

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#7. Quote of the Week

“If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.” Abraham Maslow (1908 – 1970) American psychologist

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