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  Updated 1/30/2012

1. Stamp Collecting Vocabulary
     10 Points
Define these words asociated with Stamp Collecting

denomination
adhesive
hinges
coils
used
definitives
souvenir sheet
topicals
first day cover
cancellation
mint
perforations
philately
album
cachet
soak
watermark
imperforate
tongs
pane
centering
selvage
commemoratives
plate block
se-tenant
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      5 Points
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 Points
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      5 Points
Explain these abbreviations of stamp conditions.

 

9. Tools of Stamp Collecting      5 Points
Demonstrate the use of at least THREE of the following stamp collector's tools:

 

10. Identifying Countries     10 Points
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.

Animal
Famous Man
Famous Women
Sports
Medicine/Nursing
Flowers/Plants
Religion
Birds
Trains
Ships
Disney
Fish
Space
Insects
River/Mountain/Lake
Authors/Poets
War/Military
Airplanes

 

12. Design a Stamp     15 Points
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      20 Points
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      20 Points
A collection of 75 or more different stamps from  one country.

 

15. Topical Collection      20 Points
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

Procedure
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.


 

ONLINE RESOURCES
A Brief History of Postage Stamps found at:

http://www.stamps.org/kids/january/stamp_overview.htm

American Philateic Society found at:
http://www.stamps.org

Brirish North America Philateic Society found at:
http://www.bnaps.org/stamps4kids/

Glassine Surfer found at:
http://www.glassinesurfer.com/

Free Stamp Publications found at:
http://www.asdaonline.com/index.php?id=18

Postage Rates Through the Years found at:
http://www.stamps.org/kids/january/stamps_rates.htm

Postage Stamp Template found at:
http://www.smithlifescience.com/StampTemplate.htm

Stamp Collecting - Rubber Stamps, Philately, and More
http://polymer-search.com/stamprubberphilately.html

Stamp Tools found at:
http://www.stamps.org/kids/january/stamps_tools.htm

What to Collect? found at:
http://www.stamps.org/kids/january/GettingStarted.htm

FREE ALBUM PAGES
Album Pagers found at:

http://www.iswsc.org/iswsc_page.shtml

APS Album Pages found at:
http://www.stamps.org/education/edu_albumpages.htm


FREE STAMPS

CDDSTAMPS found at
:
http://www.cddstamps.com/childrens_corner.htm

Free Stamps for Kids found at:
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Meadows/8406/free.htm

Free Stamps for Youngsters found at:

http://www.iswsc.org/iswsc_free.shtml

 

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