Today we give you an introduction to the Advanced Search, which is a treasured feature of Stampworld. we provide examples of how to use it, and a couple of examples of its use.
We also have two great recent stamp issues, that are both definitely worth checking out, as they feature great design, tradition, and history.
This, and much more, can be found below - happy reading!
WHAT'S GOING ON?
Stampworld Advanced Search
With the enormous number of stamps already available in the world, and many more introduced every day, it can be rather challenging to find exactly what you are looking for, by browsing through a regular catalogue.
If you are only looking for items from a specific country, this is a manageable task. However, if you are a thematic collector, this can be much more of a hassle, as many different countries issue all sorts of thematic stamps. In order to find all of these, you would have to go through catalogues of every issuing country of the world, which is an extremely large and time consuming task.
But don't despair. Stampworld's Advanced Search function allows you to limit your efforts, as it does most of the browsing and sorting for you.
So how does it work?
The Advanced Search searches the global Stampworld catalogue, and lets you filter the catalogue based on a range of criteria such as Country, Years of issue, Color, Denomination, Currency, and most importantly, Theme.
The search criteria can be used in any combination, and you can search by one, few, or all of them at the same time. The more criteria you choose, the more specific the search will be, and the less you will have to sort through, to find the stamp you are looking for.
For example, look at a collector, who is primarily interested in WWF stamps. As WWF is a worldwide organization, more than 200 countries have issued WWF-themed stamps since 1969, and to find the more than 2,000 WWF stamps, the collector would have to sort through the more than 500,000 stamps, which have been issued between 1969 and today. Using the thematic filter alone, will provide you with all the WWF stamps ever issued anywhere in the world, which currently is 2,428 stamps. You can find the list here.
If you want to limit the search to WWF stamps between 1979 and 1994, you start by choosing the starting year. After this, you choose the end of the period. Lastly you choose the theme. This particular search provided more than 800 results, and can be found here.
Another collector might only be looking for the latest flower themed stamps from France. In that case, you would start by choosing France from the country list. Then you would pick the years of relevance, which in this case would be 2015-2016. And lastly you would pick the top theme "Flora", and the sub-theme "Flowers". This would result in 30 French flower stamps from 2015 and 2016, as seen here.
These are all just examples, but the functions are the same for all the different criteria. If you would like to see how it works, here is a video of searching on Stampworld, which also includes an introduction to the Advanced Search.
Current and Upcoming Stamp Issues
La Poste: Plenty of Flowers - Fleurs à Foison:
Every year, the French postal service, La Poste, issues a flower-themed set of stamps, so you are always able to send flowers on your letters. The stamps, which were issued on the 30th of July 2016, are designed by artist David Kessel, who has made this years flowers stamps in watercolor paintings, to allow the colors of the flowers to really shine through. The set consists of 12 stamps, each representing a different flower. The set can be found in the Stampworld catalogue here, and can be purchased through Nordfrim A/S.
Royal Mail: 350th Anniversary of the Great Fire of London:
On the 2nd of September 1666, a fire started in a bakery on Pudding Lane, and in a span of four days, the fire ripped through the city, burning down more than 87 churches and 13,000 homes. The fire destroyed almost all of the city that was inside the medieval city walls. One of the most famous victims of the fire, was St. Paul's Cathedral. Although the fire impacted on almost everyone, as homes of 70,000 people were destroyed in the fire, the official death count for the fire is only 6 people. In remembrance of the Great Fire of London, Royal Mail issued a set of 6 stamps on September 2nd 2016. The stamps are designed in the style of a graphic novel, and are illustrated by John Higgins. They tell the story of the development of the Great Fire of London. The stamps can be found in the Stampworld catalogue here, and can be purchased through Royal Mail.
Nordfrim A/S - Stamps Worldwide
Nordfrim A/S is one of the leading philatelic companies in the world, and they truly live up to their saying - Stamps Worldwide. They are situated in Denmark, but have subsidiaries and sister companies in all corners of the world. This allows them to provide a world-class service to their customers, no matter where in the world the customer lives. Apart from the fast and reliable worldwide shipping they provide, they also carry content from all four corners of the world at all times. Nordfrim always carry more than 13,000 items in stock, and manage subscriptions for several postal services from different parts of the world. You can see more about the subscriptions they provide right here.
Nordfrim updates their stock often, and their offers are worth checking out. We suggest that you check out Nordfrim's large online store, which can be done by clicking the button below.
In need of a Specialized Catalogue?
Stampworld is a great resource for many of our members, as we cover the entire world, with almost all stamps that were ever issued. However, some collectors go more in depth with certain areas, than what Stampworld offers at the moment. We want to be the first choice for all collectors, but we also accept the fact that there are still areas where we are lacking.
If you are that kind of collector, here are some great news - what you are looking for can be found right here!
MICHEL Catalogues have been around for many years, and have built up a great reputation, when it comes to specialized catalogues. They are used as a clear point of reference for many European collectors, who have historically based their collections on the MICHEL numbering system.
MICHEL carry a wide range of specialized catalogues, both on country and thematic levels, and is recommended if you need to go deeper than what we can currently offer.
Status at Stampworld
At Stampworld, we are thrilled about entering the Fall season of 2016, as we have great things coming for you later this year. This week we hit a great milestone, as Stampworld hit and surpassed 150,000 members from all over the world! We are happy for every new member, and can't wait to welcome even more in the future.
Every day several thousand new items are added for sale on Stampworld, where we are already at more than 1.25 million stamps for sale. If you would like to know more about selling on Stampworld, you can find information about subscriptions here. You can also see some of the most frequent questions in the FAQ.
We do our best to serve you the content that we believe you would appreciate the most. The best way for us to do that, is by knowing your specific areas of interests in relation to stamp collection. When we know what countries you are primarily interested in and what themes you prefer, we can provide you with content, news and great offers that relate to these areas. If you wish to fill in your interests, you can do it right here, or by going to your profile at Stampworld.com.
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