I created this website in the winter of 2003 in a farmhouse half way up the Swedish coastline when there was not much else to do. The world and the hobby has changed much since then, the hobby is undergoing a renaissance and technology has come far. This new and larger generation of philatelists are not simply filling spaces, they are looking for the unique, they want information and 60%+ of you are viewing this on a mobile device. Back in 2003 mobile enabled web sites were few and far between, mine was not one of them and my site being mobile friendly is long overdue.
If you look at the scott numbers in the mid 400's you will see where the change has started to happen. I have also embarked on the task of updating the messy stamp identification pages, an example of the new style can be found here. Overall the intention is that you will see more information, better images and sometimes a bit of history thrown in.
This site would not be possible without the kind permission from the publishers of Scott catalogs. I have provided a link at the top of every page whereby you can purchase the definitive guide to US stamps.
I live in a mobile home, in Hastings, England and live pretty much on the bread line. Despite my love of stamps I cannot afford to buy them, I rely on you to provide images of stamps shown on this website. If providing me with an image of a stamp please scan at greater than 72dpi. and larger than 600 pixels.
As you can see this website has not been built by me, but by the larger community, by you. You have supplied me with material, edited my copy, made great suggestions and provided encouragement. In fact the whole thing has been designed by you, my contribution is my keyboard. For this, I am eternally grateful to the one point one million visitors who come here every year. My aim, your aim is to to share your knowledge, for this goal in mind we may add wealth to others experience.
My email is email@example.com. I cannot answer every email, but I do read every one of them and take all your comments and contributions to heart.