Be an Expert: Stamp Collecting
1. Stamp Collecting Vocabulary 10 Points
Define these words asociated with Stamp Collecting
first day cover
2. History of Stamps 5 Points
Briefly describe some events in the history, growth, and development of the United States postal system.
3. The Price of a Stamp 5 Points
How much did it cost to mail a letter in:
1863 _____ 1883 _____ 1917 _____ 1958 _____
1975 _____ 1985 _____ 1995 _____ 2001 _____
4.Types of Stamp Collections
Define topical stamp collecting.
Name and describe three other types of stamp collections.
5. Stamp Examples 10 Points
Show at least ONE example of each of the following stamps:
6. Stamp Topics 10 Points
7. Stamp Catalog 10
Demonstrate that you know how to use a stamp catalog.
Locate and identify 3 stamps.
|Country||Year||Stamp Number||Issue Price||Stamp Name||Catalog Value|
8. Stamp Grade Abbreviations
Explain these abbreviations of stamp conditions.
9. Tools of Stamp Collecting
Demonstrate the use of at least THREE of the following stamp collector's tools:
10. Identifying Countries 10
Identify these country names found on stamps.
|Osterreich ______________||Danmark ______________||Sverige ______________|
|Nederlands ______________||Norge ______________||Deutches Reich ______________|
|Suomi ______________||Belgique ______________||Hrvatska ______________|
|Helvetia ______________||Francaise ______________||Magyar ______________|
|Eire ______________||Polska ______________||Espana ______________|
11. Stamp Scavenger Hunt 15 Points
Find a stamp that has each of these topics pictured on it.
12. Design a Stamp 15
Choose an animal that is found in your state.
It should be the main feature on the stamp.
It should be your own artwork.
Include the common name and the scientific name.
No scrollwork or lettering can appear on the animal's picture.
Use Stamp Template found at: http://www.smithlifescience.com/StampTemplate.htm
13. World Collection
200 or more different stamps from at least 15 countries.
Use the USA Passport found at: http://www.ourlosbanos.com/homeschool/printables/lapbook1/lapbook_pretend_passport.pdf
to mount the stamps you find.
14. Country Collection
A collection of 75 or more different stamps from one country.
15. Topical Collection
50 or more different stamps on a single topic.
16. Mississippi River Stamp
Collection 20 Points
Specialize in the history of the Mississippi river valley.
Create a commemorative stamp collection using the Mississippi River as the theme.
Look for these kinds of stamps that are connected to the Mississippi River
1. Choose a theme to collect.
2. Search through US stamps or a US stamp catalog for examples of stamps.
3. Collect 25 stamps.
4. Mount the stamps in an album.
A Brief History of Postage Stamps found at:
American Philateic Society found at:
Brirish North America Philateic Society found at:
Glassine Surfer found at:
Free Stamp Publications found at:
Postage Rates Through the Years found at:
Postage Stamp Template found at:
Stamp Collecting - Rubber Stamps, Philately, and
Stamp Tools found at:
What to Collect? found at:
FREE ALBUM PAGES
Album Pagers found at:
APS Album Pages found at:
CDDSTAMPS found at:
Free Stamps for Kids found at:
Free Stamps for Youngsters found at:
APS # 203365