Fill your own “A Stamp for Every Country” Album
The William H. Gross Stamp Gallery exhibit of “A Stamp for Every Country” inspired this worldwide postage stamp album. Start a collection of almost 800 stamps—one from every country in the world that has produced stamps, including many countries that no longer exist and selected stamp-issuing entities. Find the continents that interest you. Look for stamps from your ancestral homelands, countries you have visited, or countries you want to visit. Trace the history of a country or region. Enjoy your journey around the world through stamps.
Collecting postage stamps as a hobby has fascinated many people worldwide. Whether an exercise in learning geography and history, a stress-buster after a hard day on the job, a study for a school lesson, a miniature gallery in the world of art, or a way to document a vacation, stamp collecting offers many ways for individuals and families to collect and find enjoyment. Stamp collecting has very few rules!
A good magnifying glass will bring added enjoyment to your study. To handle the stamps without damaging them, use tongs to pick up the stamps. Collectors use hinges, or prefolded adhesives, to attach used stamps to album pages. These and other stamp collecting items are available from stamp dealers locally, online, and by phone order. A great place to find stamps and stamp albums to get started is the National Postal Museum's Museum Store.
The National Postal Museum's Stamp Collecting website is full of tips for getting started and offers a variety of information for studying your collection. The American Philatelic Society’s website has information about stamp clubs, stamp shows, and stamp dealers, www.stamps.org.
A Stamp for Every Country
Download and print on 8 ½" x 11" paper (acid-free paper is recommended) A Stamp for Every County Album:
Or by individual sections: