Stamps of the World
Following the recent update, there are two 'Skins' available.
To change to the Vector skin which has a layout more like the old style. Go to your preferences and click on Appearance then select Skin-Vector and save.
Latest Images - Scroll to look through the stamp images being loaded now!
Current Site Stats - 416,718 pages containing 320,503 images with a total of 779,920 edits made.
CHECK THE LATEST CHANGES - RECENT CHANGES Thanks to all collaborators - NOW OVER 320,000 IMAGES.
Welcome to Stamps of the World - your online stamp catalogue. This stamp wiki aims to be a collection for furthering the Education & Research of philatelic information about stamp issues from around the world. Why is this your stamp catalogue? Because you have control of how this site grows, every page is editable and anyone can create a new page. Try reading here first if you are new. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Tutorial/Editing or https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Editing_pages
Use the country list below to navigate to your area of interest (Blue means we currently have pages for this area). You can also use the menu system on the left to take you to the correct tab below from any page other than the main page. Remember we also have the auto filled search and advanced search features.
NEW FEATURE - Chat function
Allows you to leave messages for wikiusers when they visit chat, to get help/advice offer suggestions etc. All messages are shown since the last time you entered chat; till the time you go back to it. You can also view the complete log.
Project Pages Engravers (WEPA) & Designers, World Postmarks, Machins, Exhibits & Articles, GB Line Engraved
We have now completed the GB Line Engraved Plates (Die I and Die II) and welcome help to build up the images. This will be the only online source of full plates of the stamps currently. Please feel free to try uploading an image into its placeholder on the plate pages. As these are added to, the Lettering pages for the stamps will automatically complete themselves. Spread the word, its easy and free to display your stamps.Line Engraved
In conjunction with the Engravers Study Group which is affiliated to the American Topical Association, we have started categorising stamps by their engravers, to build up content.
This goes hand in hand with the newly started categorisation by Stamp Designers also being edited by the same group.
An exciting new postmark project has been started on Stamps of the World! Please go to Postmarks to create a new postmark name or to see the countries we have listed so far. Or try watching the how to video first how to postmark video Our goal is to have a page for each town and on this page show its location, a description and examples of covers and stamps showing clear postmarks from the town. As with all pages on the wiki the level of information will be down to what we have to add as a community. Postmarks and postal history complements what we are already doing on the wiki and we look forward to seeing your contributions. You can also create Articles or Exhibits. Or you may want to look at a long running series in detail and break it down into manageable pages like Machins which are broken down into issues and values.
For example Feb 1968 Machins or as single values over different issues Machins by Value. How can you help?
How you can Help
With wikis any information can be of help - So if you have images or information that will help make the stamp wiki more complete feel free to add it. We will be adding help sections on editing the Stamps of the World pages but go ahead and take a look at the editing pages to see the basics. (see the help tab above)
If you would like to test any wiki markup use our Sand Box for this purpose. Here you can try out any of the wiki features before you start editing pages.
Please read the "add new set" help guide for adding stamp sets to Stamps of the World.
- Bulk Uploading Pages
- Adding a First Day Cover
- Adding new stamp sets
- Creating and Editing Categories
- Stamp Set Image Layouts - Use this help page to correctly layout set images on your pages.
- Header Tabs - Instructions on the usage of Header tabs.