THEMATIC (TOPICAL) POSTAGE STAMPS
July 4, 2009
We have added a new page for collectors of thematic (topical) stamps. Thematic stamp collecting as its name suggests is all about collecting stamps by theme or subject (topic in the USA) rather than by country or geographical area. Choosing which theme to collect is a personal thing. Whatever topic you eventually choose to collect, it is worth taking your time and thinking it over, before you rush out and buy your first thematic stamps. Most thematic collectors will tell you that they decided to collect their particular topic because it links with their occupation, studies, hoppy or social interest.
Where does one start?
This is a very good question, having chosen one's theme. Obviously you have to start with a checklist of some sort of what is available on your theme.
Where do you go to find out about items?
There are a number of thematic societies in the USA and UK who supply checklists to their members. There are also thematic catalogs published.
Asserting what is available other than stamps on a given theme however is not so easy and is time consuming effort. Often it comes down to collectors hunting down material for themselves via dealers or auctions or through fellow collectors. Our user-friendly stamp search interface is designed specifically for such purpose - browsing, researching, and monitoring thematic stamp listings in real-time. Our advanced search interface provides stamp collectors with one-click access to thematic stamp lists on eBay. If you have any problems or special category requirements, please contact us.