Thursday, August 2, 2012

First Introductions: The Stamp Club

In an age where technology distracts the youth from educational endeavours, the stamp club continues to be the first introduction the fascinating hobby of stamp collecting.


Decades ago stamp clubs numbered in the thousands and were often linked with organizations like the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, YMCA, etc. The Boy Scouts even have a badge for stamp collecting knowledge. But society changed and stamp clubs dwindled.

At one point stamp collecting and stamp clubs were more popular in foreign countries than in the United States where the hobby was created and perfected. Then the most ironic of developments: the advent of Ebay started allowing people to reconnect with stamps and clubs started springing up with specialty features and often adult-only membership. Many focus on certain types like air mail, or states that no longer exist like Rhodesia.

Kids Need Stamps are happy to assist any efforts to create, enhance or further the efforts of adults working to educate children about the educational and recreational value of stamp collecting.