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Keeping In Touch with Stamp Collecting

By April 3, 2011

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There are many ways that About.com Stamps readers can keep in contact with the stamp collecting world. After all, the hobby is about sharing. The hobby thrives because so many share information and there are so many fine outlets for that information that it is easy for the stamp collector to stay informed about what is going on in the stamp world.

If you've been to a first day of issue ceremony for a stamp and want to share the experience with other collectors, this is the place to do it.

You can get a quick stamp fix on your mobile phone or device by following About Stamps at Twitter. It includes newsy items about the stamp world and links to About.com content. Or get connected to our Facebook page for direct updates.

Of course you can email me directly with any stamp question you need a quick reply to. I will invariably reply same day, and usually within an hour or so.

If it's a weekly blast of philatelic fun and information you seek, sign up for the newsletter. Input your email address into the field at upper right on the landing (front) page of the About Stamps site: it takes mere seconds.

Noncollectors who come here through inheriting a stamp collection from a friend or loved one should feel free to post their questions on the forum our stamp collecting readers use, accessible from the left top front page. Pictures can also be posted there. It shouldn't be long before you receive some feedback on what you have from our stamp collector readers, or from yours truly.

In short, if you have a question or an idea that you want to share with the stamp collecting world, feel free to use About.com Stamps as your megaphone, billboard or free philatelic classified section. Although stamp collecting is often a solitary pursuit, it is also something that many find value in sharing with others.

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