Topical Stamp Collecting
Hello and Welcome!
If you are passionate about stamp collecting and more specifically about topical stamp collecting you’re in for much fun.
I’m by no means a pro-philatelist but do enjoy collecting worldwide postage stamps relating to specific topics and take pleasure in writing articles about topical stamp collecting and sharing stamp discoveries and philatelic adventures.
Let me introduce myself briefly; my name is Janice Dugas and I’ve been collecting stamps since I was 12 year old. Grown up, I was lucky enough to hang out with friends who were stamp collectors also.
While we were all working at a full time job, my friends and I decided to start a mail order business to experience how we could serve other stamp collectors with stamps on approvals requests. At first, it took us almost all our nights and week-ends to fill in the requested approvals, but with time, we learned to implement systems, and it went much better and faster!
A couple of years later, to gain more visibility and acquire new customers, my partner and I launched an online stamp store catering to worldwide topical stamp collectors. What a beautiful adventure. It led us to participate, as booth holders, in the major philatelic stamp shows sponsored by the CSDA in the eastern part of Canada and APS, ATA in the United States, until the year we moved into an area so remote, that we couldn’t travel as before.
We continued with passion to serve our online stamp collectors community until we sold the business in 2007 to a friend stamp dealer.
Coming back online
Time allowing, it is with great pleasure that I am coming back online to pursue my love of the hobby and share it with all of you worldwide topical stamp collectors. Very unique stamping activities are coming up, so stay tuned for an epic 2019 stamp collecting year together.
Wishing you a happy stamping time with myself and our mascot Stampy
Member of the American Topical Association (ATA 48264)
Former Member of the American Philatelic Society (APS 163921)
PS: Questions? Simply contact me! I’d be thrilled to help 🙂