Guide to Collecting Stamps
How to Collect Stamps
We want stamp collecting to reward you with many years of pleasure and relaxation. It all began in 1840 when Great Britain issued the Penny Black, the world’s very first postage stamp. Since that time millions upon millions of hobbyists have experienced the joys of stamp collecting. Kenmore helps bring the FUN of collecting to you by offering hundreds of unusual and affordable stamp offers on this site.
Where to Begin
If you are uncertain what stamps to collect, simply follow your heart to what appeals to your curiosity and captures your interest. One way to see a broad variety of material is to receive Stamps-on-Approval. Kenmore will send you colorful, exciting selections for you to conveniently preview in your home on 15-day Free Examination. Click to learn more about receiving
Stamp Collecting Supplies
Compared to many hobbies, Stamp Collecting Supplies are very affordable. You have many storage options to display and protect your stamps.
Stamp Collecting Basics
Watch our brief online videos or print out our guides on using stamp hinges, stamp mounts, how to use a perforation gauge and how to detect watermarks.
Get the inside scoop with our on how to distinguish the valuable from the common varieties.
Fascinating stories about some of the world's most desirable and interesting stamps.
- World's First Stamp
- First U.S. Postage Stamp
- World's First Airmail Stamp
- The Inverted Jenny Error
- U.S. Graf Zeppelin Stamps
Foreign Country Indentifier
Find out what country your stamp came from with this handy identifier.
Since the world's first postage stamp appeared in 1840, hundreds and hundreds of countries have been born, undergone name changes or disappeared into history as "Lost Nations".
Kenmore's Worldwide Stamp Identifier allows you easily find the country that issued your stamp. Click here to start a new search. Simply key in the characters exactly as they appear on the front of the stamp and press find.