Nr. 55

Stamps  (YOU6400)


1. Relate briefly the story of the beginning of the postal service in your country.

2. How is the history of your country told in postage stamps?

3. What are the rates for first-class mail in your country?

4. What country does not have its name on its stamps and why?

5. Know the meaning of the following:

  a.     Coil stamp e.      Definitive stamps
  b.     Booklet stamp f.      Commemorative stamps
  c.     Perforations g.      Hinges
  d.     Perforation gauge h.      Plastic mounts

6. Have a knowledge of how to soak stamps from paper and how to dry them.

7. Make a collection of at least 750 stamps.  (No two stamps alike)

8. Properly classify these stamps:

               a.            As to country

               b.            In series; that is, according to year and design

9. Mount your stamps with gummed hinges or plastic mounts.  (Plastic mounts are preferred for new stamps.)

10.  Choose a topical idea and develop a display of at least nine pages, including a title page, suitable for a stamp club show, Pathfinder Fair, etc.  Display should be artistically arranged, neatly labeled and mounted, showing careful thought and research.  Covers or cachets may be included.


Skill Level 2