Poster Stamp Collectors Club - Chronological Collecting

Chronological Collecting

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Usually by year-date on the poster stamp, a chronological collection becomes a piece of history.

A collection of worldwide Poster Stamps from any given year, or continuous years, creates a visual story of that time period. Some are definitely more aesthetically pleasing than others, but they all have their importance from an historical perspective. The ones illustrated were selected simply to show a variety of image types and topics.

Many dated poster stamps were issued in connection with Events - fairs, exhibitions, conferences, anniversaries, commemorations and the like. This was a popular collectible category early in the 20th Century and attempts were made to issue a catalog, now long out of date. New resources are becoming available to today's collector in the form of newly printed catalogs and an on-line database for worldwide Dated Event Poster Stamps (DEPS). 'The Club has endorsed and supports the hosting of the DEPS database. Click on the page 'Resources Available' for more information.