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.
- Nick Blackburn's multi-subject site including, but not limited to, first issue stamps.
- #1's of the World is David Olson's site, offering a large selection of #1's and first issues for sale.
- Till Neumann-Classic Philatelie I deal in rare stamps and postal history of the world, including many first issues.
- Danish Postal History Society is worth visiting. The webmaster of this Danish site helped us get off the ground, hence the special treatment. It's in Danish but please don't let that stop you ;-)
- PostalHistory.org is an extensive collection of links to other stamp sites.
- Links on Classic Stamps and Postal History is links, links and links. Many ordered by country. BEWARE: It seems to be outdated.
- 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.
- 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.
- AskPhil "... offer general answers to questions about stamp collecting." as they say.
- 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".
- Links and much more is available at Wim J. Bongers' PhilaGuide:The Golden Guide for Philatelists. If you are looking for more links you should visit Joseph Luft's Philatelic Resources on the Web.
- Sandafayre Stamp Auctions has a fantastic Stamp Atlas. You should visit.
- Having trouble scanning your stamps? Then ScanTips may be just what you need!
- Stanley Gibbons World Stamp Catalog is a work in progress. However, it is gold mine of information.
- StampFinder is a "Global Stamp Exchange". Is that true?
- Microsoft Windows Update is the easiest way to ensure your PC is up to date. That is, if you're using a Microsoft operating system, at least. Give it a try, it may even solve a problem or two you may have.
Philatelic societies and clubs.
Forgeries, fakes and counterfeits.
General interest and tools.
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