Young Collectors

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.

To register for more information Email:

Stamp Active Website for the latest information and activities.

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

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.

Kidstamps: a free postal club for youngsters between the ages of 5 and 19.

National Youth Stamp Competitions: Annual competitions, usually displayed at Stampex, which include a one page competition for beginners, the Stamp Active Competition (4 to 16 pages) and the British Youth Stamp Championships.

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).


Stamp Active Website Home Page

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 Stampex International 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.

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.

Stamp Active Competition

Sponsored by the Great Britain Philatelic Society

The British Youth Stamp Championships

National youth stamp competitions held annually.

Starter Packs for Junior Clubs

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


The History and Future of Stamp Collecting

Learn about the history of philately through the years. One of the most fascinating hobbies to ever exist, Kings and presidents have collected and studied stamps, and the future of philately might be as exciting as the past.

Contact details are:

Chairman: Susan Henderson – Email:
Secretary: Peter Barham – Email:

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 and The Philatelic Traders’ Society.