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Stamporama began with 6 members in January 1996 with one idea -- trading duplicates among the members. Today Stamporama has 3334 members from all 50 US states, 11 Provinces and Territories of Canada, 6 states of Australia and 83 total countries worldwide. We have members from 8 to 88, whose interests cover the entire range of stamps and stamp collecting, from cancellations to Back of the Book. We also study and collect covers, FDCs, rates, usages, routes, ephemera, Maximum cards, seals, body bags and crash covers, the machines creating the cancellations and postmarks, spray-ons and other transit markings not technically cancellations, history behind the man sending the stamp, and so much more. Our members include beginners to experts, and the best part is that everyone is here to help each other.

"Although we are still growing, I think of Stamporama as a family of stamp collectors. I feel that every member means a lot to me and I will always be grateful that I started this great club!"
... Jerry Abern (1932-2003), Stamporama Founder.


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: The STAMPORAMA GAZETTE
There are hundreds of Philatelic Books that are in the public domain. Many philatelists would enjoy reading them and may even own some. We find however, that we simply do not have time or the energy to sit down and read one these books, cover to cover ... Read More ...

Many membership benefits are available to Stamporama members.

  • On-line auctions open only to members of Stamporama.
  • Regular on-line Philatelic Articles
  • The Discussion Board where you can discuss stamp questions with other members of Stamporama.
  • Exhibits that have been created by our members and where you can share parts of your collection.
  • A Members Area that has many useful tools to get the most from the website.
  • A Frequently Asked Questions area to help you would those "how to" problems.
  • Most of all we have members who care about stamps, and about carrying on the great hobby of Stamp Collecting.
  • Membership is absolutely free!

Join Today!

Membership is ABSOLUTELY free


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Stamporama: The Stamp Club for People Who Love Stamps
What we collect!
Stamporama Anniversary
The Stamp Club for People Who Love Stamps


Main Menu
Dot Home
Dot The Rambler
Dot Stamporama Gazette
Dot Articles
Dot Historic Articles
Dot Advert/Business Cards
Dot Exhibits
Dot FAQs 
Dot Join
Dot Code of Conduct
Dot User Agreement
Dot Management Team 
Dot Contact Webmaster
Dot Member Messages
      -- View Messages
      -- Sent Messages
      -- Send a Message
Dot Auction
      -- Introduction
      -- Closing in 24 Hrs
      -- All New Items
      -- Rules
      -- Tutorial
      -- Auction FAQ
      -- Descriptive Terms
Dot Approvals
      -- User Guide
      -- Categories
      -- All Books
      -- New Books
      -- Templates
Dot Invoicing
      -- To Buyers
      -- From Sellers
Dot Discussion Board
      -- New User Inf.
      -- Posted in Last Day
      -- Posted in Last Week
      -- Last 30 Postings
      -- Show Topics
      -- Search
      -- Upload an Image
      -- Format a Message
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      -- DB Email Maint.
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Stamporama began with 6 members in January 1996 with one idea -- trading duplicates among the members. Today Stamporama has 3334 members from all 50 US states, 11 Provinces and Territories of Canada, 6 states of Australia and 83 total countries worldwide. We have members from 8 to 88, whose interests cover the entire range of stamps and stamp collecting, from cancellations to Back of the Book. We also study and collect covers, FDCs, rates, usages, routes, ephemera, Maximum cards, seals, body bags and crash covers, the machines creating the cancellations and postmarks, spray-ons and other transit markings not technically cancellations, history behind the man sending the stamp, and so much more. Our members include beginners to experts, and the best part is that everyone is here to help each other.

"Although we are still growing, I think of Stamporama as a family of stamp collectors. I feel that every member means a lot to me and I will always be grateful that I started this great club!"
... Jerry Abern (1932-2003), Stamporama Founder.


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: The STAMPORAMA GAZETTE
There are hundreds of Philatelic Books that are in the public domain. Many philatelists would enjoy reading them and may even own some. We find however, that we simply do not have time or the energy to sit down and read one these books, cover to cover ... Read More ...

Many membership benefits are available to Stamporama members.

  • On-line auctions open only to members of Stamporama.
  • Regular on-line Philatelic Articles
  • The Discussion Board where you can discuss stamp questions with other members of Stamporama.
  • Exhibits that have been created by our members and where you can share parts of your collection.
  • A Members Area that has many useful tools to get the most from the website.
  • A Frequently Asked Questions area to help you would those "how to" problems.
  • Most of all we have members who care about stamps, and about carrying on the great hobby of Stamp Collecting.
  • Membership is absolutely free!

Join Today!

Membership is ABSOLUTELY free


Read what our members
have to say about
Stamporama.





Contact Webmaster | Visitors Online | Unsubscribe Emails


This site is provided by Roy Lingen at www.buckacover.com

User Agreement

Copyright © 2016 Stamporama.com

Index to Stamporama's FAQ's
(Frequently Asked Questions)

Stamp Descriptive Terms
This is a list of terms compiled by the Stamporama members, to assist in the accurate description of stamps on the Stamporama Auction.

Stamp Identification

Postal History

Storing and Displaying Stamps and Covers

Stamp Collection Valuation

Trading Stamps

Scanning Tips

Stamporama Auction FAQ


The following topics have been suggested by Members as possible FAQ topics.
These topics need someone to "adopt" them and maintain them. Maintenance is easy. No knowledge of web page construction is required. If you are interested in gathering together questions and answers, and maintaining a simple text file on one of the topics below (or your own suggestion), please contact the Webmaster using the link in the menu at left.. Your suggestions for additions to this list are also welcome.

Collecting Cancellations
Stamp Catalog FAQ
Stamp Condition FAQ
Beginner Tips FAQ
Topical Stamps
Thematic Collecting
Stamp Collecting Tools
Stamps on the Internet
How to Photograph Stamps
How to Detect Forgeries
How to Detect Repaired, Re-perfed and Re-gummed Stamps
Watermarks, detection & types


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