Free Holiday Checklist – Candy on Stamps!

For the 2016 holiday season, the American Topical Association [ATA] is pleased to offer a 76-item list of stamps on the topic of candy.

candy stamps checklist

Simply click on this link to download the checklist:

Like many ATA checklists, it includes Beyond the Catalogue (BTC) items like postmarks that are not generally found in standard stamp catalogs.


One of the most valuable ATA services is the Checklist Service, for members starting a new topical collection. Almost 1200 checklists are currently offered. If a desired topic is not found, customized checklists from the Checklist dATAbase introduced in 2014 are available.

The member-to-member service is available at nominal cost. Checklists are emailed to members in Excel or .pdf format or paper copies are mailed.

ATA members purchase checklists only once; free updates are available annually as long as ATA membership is maintained.


Check it out!

Happy stamping 🙂


Happy New Year on stamp






If you can dream it, you can do it!

Walt Disney Quotes

“If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started with a dream and a mouse.”

~ Walt Disney Company

Your favorite Disney characters and Disney films, even Walt Disney himself are featured on authentic postage stamps from worldwide countries. These attractive stamps would make wonderful additions to a topical stamp collection! 🙂

Walt Disney Canada Post Winnie The Pooh

Walt Disney USA FDC


You’re a leader Charlie Brown

someone special charlie brownNEW RELEASE AT SIMPLE TRUTHS Small book, BIG IMPACT and I’m excited to share the news with you!

Mac Anderson’s vision was to publish high quality inspirational and motivational books that could be read in 30-45 minutes. His goal was simple… to help you reach yours.

Every book they create makes a difference in a reader’s life, and I’m please to recommend the newest addition to their marvelous collection of Simple Truths books.


You're a leader Charlie Brown

A lesson from Charlie Brown on perseverance…

I know what you’re thinking: Charlie Brown is giving advice on being a leader? I’m as surprised as you are. I mean, I’m a pretty average kid—below average, most days. And I lose more times than I win.

But I’ve hit a game-winning home run, and I even won a game of marbles once, so I know what winning feels like. That next victory could be just around the corner… one more try away. So I keep trying.

Good grief—I think that could be it! So I keep trying.

On any given day, we can be as shy and withdrawn as Charlie Brown, as pushy as Lucy, as introspective as Linus, as raucous as Peppermint Patty, as zealous as Schroeder, as sunny as Sally, or as self-absorbed as Snoopy.

Yet, no matter our mood, each and every day, we all strive to be leaders in our fields, to our family, or of our own goals. Reflecting on what the Peanuts gang can teach us, we can unlock inspiration for each day of our lives.

CHARLES SCHULZ was an award-winning cartoonist best known for the comic strip Peanuts, launched in 1950. Over the years, this comic strip appeared in more than 2,000 newspapers around the world.

Source: Simple Truths

PS: Charlie Brown is also pictured on multiple postage stamps from worldwide countries. A great collectable 🙂

charlie brown on stamps fdc