The Association of British Philatelic Societies Ltd

Stamp Active Network

Stamp Active Network, formerly known as the National Youth Stamp Group, is the UK's leading organisation promoting stamp collecting among young people. It aims to support all young collectors and junior club leaders throughout the UK. It is the only nationwide organisation dedicated to encouraging and developing youth philately.

For register for more information Email: stampactive@btinternet.com

Here are some of the activities we can offer:

Kids Corner (Exhibitions and Events)

Kids Corner is a major feature at national exhibitions such as Spring and Autumn Stampex and regional events, providing fun stamp-related activities.


A postal stamp club which provides free stamps and activities for young collectors between the ages of 5 and 19.

Stamp Active Competition

Sponsored by Stanley Gibbons and the Great Britain Philatelic Society

The British Youth Stamp Championships

Sponsored by Stanley Gibbons

National youth stamp competitions held annually.

Starter Packs for Junior Clubs

Sponsored by Stanley Gibbons

Help and support for the organisers of school and junior stamp clubs.

Stamp Active Website

www.stampactive.co.uk for the latest information and activities

The hosting and maintenance of the Stamp Active site is sponsored by ABPS.

One of the most encouraging trends has been the rapid rise in membership of KIDSTAMPS - our postal club for young collectors under the age of 19. It provides starter packs for new members and follow up gifts relating to the young collectors interests. Membership has grown to over 2000.

Some other parts of the Stamp Active Programme include:

Stamp Active: a resource programme for the organisers of school and junior stamp clubs, which is sourced from the Stamp Active website. .

Stamp Active Days: why not invite an expert team into your school or youth club to organise a day full of fun for all young stamp collectors?

Newsletter: keeping all those involved with youth stamp collecting up to date with what is happening.

Workshops: for those young collectors who could well develop their competitive skills even further (and perhaps represent Great Britain on the international scene).

Conferences: held for leaders of youth groups around the country.

Also look out for:

Stamps in Schools: run by Erene Grieve, in association with The Postal Museum, provides an introduction to the hobby for schools with talks, displays and hands-on-experience.

Contact details are:

Chairman: John Davies - Tel: 01295 255831 - Email: davies1890@btinternet.com
Secretary: Ray Watkins - Tel: 01268 543919 - Email: stampactive@btinternet.com

Stamp Active Network is supported by The Association of British Philatelic Societies and its Dealer Patrons, Stanley Gibbons, The Philatelic Fund, The Great Britain Philatelic Society, Oxford Philatelic Society, The Philatelic Traders’ Society and Royal Mail.

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