First Issues Collectors Club
of stamps and philatelic material
Below the line are the links listed before the site rewrite began in 2015: several are no longer functioning. The following table contains links to the sites used in the rewrite.
Links to sites primarily related to first issues
- Great Britain Line Engraved Victoria Made Easy by Wm. F. Blank.
- The One Penny and Twopence Postage Stamps of Great Britain 1840-1880. The title says it all.
- Antichi Stati Italiani Italian States covered in detail. Well worth a visit.
- The Brazil Bulls eyes some of the most famous and oldest stamps, issued August 1, 1843.
- American stamps are covered in detail by "The Swedish Tiger".
- American local posts "A Bibliography of Items in the National Postal Museum Library of the Smithsonian Institution"
- Austria has issued stamps since 1850. The first issues are covered here.
- El Salvador Philatelic Society deals with much more than the first issue. This site has a wealth of information on a fascinating country you rarely hear anything about.
- Estonian stamps are covered here.
- France - postal history of january 1849 is all about the first issue.
- Greece came a bit late in October, 1861. The first issues are covered here.
- Hawaiian stamps are naturally dealt with at the "Post Office in Paradise".
- Lombardy - Venetia is covered in English here. You can also view it in Italian..
- Classic stamps of Mauritius should be in every collection. If you don't have them yourself you can view them here.
- Mexico's first issue from August 1, 1856 is dealt with in some detail by your humble webmaster.
- Mexico's first issues from August 1, 1856 are briefly described here.
- Stamps first issue 1852 from the Netherlands has all you ever wanted to know. Very detailed information on each plate. Beautiful images of stamps. Mostly in English and the little Dutch there is is easily understood.
- The first stamps of The Netherlands The law, postal rates, circulation and plate numbers. There's more, go look.
- The New Zealand Dependencies is an aptly named, beautiful site devoted to some small, exotic Pacific islands.
- Phila-reunion is the name of a site dedicated to the stamps of Reunion. It's in french, but you'll get used to it.
- The Philippines are covered by Nigel Gooding.
- Of course you can also find info and collections at The Philippine Philatelist
- Pitcairn is covered here. It may not be specific to first issues, but it is rather interesting.
- Stamps Collector is the funny name of a site listing the first stamp issues from 1840 to 1870 with images of most, if not all. Check it out.
- Straits Settlements first issue is covered here. Remember to back up to the main site, too.
- Watermarks may not be specific to first issues, but here's some help with that.
Links to FICC members sites.
Philatelic societies and clubs.
- First Issues Collectors Club has a membership application conveniently located right here. Shameless, but it may work!
- American Philatelic Society is the place to go for stamp news, links and much more.
- IPDA is the abbreviation for the Internet Philatelic Dealers Association. Stamps on the 'net, isn't that what you are interested in?
- ISPP or International Society for Portuguese Philately, have a nice site. Go see.
- MEPSI or Mexico Elmhurst Philatelic Society International, will start you on collecting Mexico.
Forgeries, fakes and counterfeits.
- Bill Claghorn's Comparative Forgery Identification Site is a must visit for anybody wanting to know about forgeries. Plenty of images to compare to, for almost every country imaginable.
- American Philatelic Society has an expertizing service. Here's the starting point.
- Stamp Forgery Links is a collection of links to "Sites with information on forged stamps and on expertising", as they say. It is quite extensive. The main site is Philatelic experts - it is also well worth a look.
General interest and tools.
|| After School Care Programs is a charity based in El Paso County, Colorado. One of their study groups, mentored by Courtney Phillips, found and enjoyed the FICC web site and recommended this site at HomeAdvisor which contains advice on stamp collecting and links to other useful resources. Thanks, Courtney's Kids.
||Xavier Zimri has asked the club to add a link to a web page on stamp collecting on the mycoupons.com web site. Thanks, Xavier.
- AskPhil "... offer general answers to questions about stamp collecting." as they say.
- from Linns,
a list of theScott Back of Book prefixes and suffixes.
- Glassine Surfer "Stamp Collecting for Beginners and Philatelists" - is an under statement. Check it out for yourself!
- Lee's Stamp Listopedia is a huge collection of useful information. See for yourself.
- Stamps Helper is a stamps, postage and embossing resource directory.
- Stamp Yellow Pages is a directory of web sites ordered by category. A good place to start looking.
- StampSites is a kind of search engine for stamp sites. Give it a spin.
- Do you need a Translator? Try this: enter the address (URL) of the page you want in another language in the box marked "Translate a web page".
|Page created 18 Nov 2015