USA Go Green Stamps Inspires Wayne L Youngblood to Produce Amazing FDCs!


Journal of Thematic Philately by ATA - May June 2011 Edition

ATA's Journal of Thematic Philately - May June 2011 Edition - Going Green Topically

In the May-June 2011 Journal of Thematic Philately issued by the American Topical Association (ATA), I read with great pleasure Wayne L. Youngblood’s article titled: “Greenstamps Provide Topical Springboard” in which he relates his challenging experience of creating first day covers with the USA Go Green stamps released last April 14th.



Mr Youngblood’s creativity is amazing! Just to give you an idea, take a look at this wonderful philatelic collectible produced with the first stamp of the pane which descriptive reads: “Buy Local Produce, Reuse Bags”:

USA 2011 Go Green Private FDC  by Wayne L Youngblood

USA 2011 Go Green Private FDC by Wayne L Youngblood | Topical Time

And the above is just one fabulous example!

Get your hands on the May-June 2011 issue of the Topical Time to discover how the other 15 stamps of the series were matched with related documents by Wayne L. Youngblood to create fascinating first day covers.

The Journal of Thematic Philately is published bi-monthly and mailed out to all their members. Are you currently a member of the American Topical Association?

If not, I recommend you join as soon as possible in order to benefit from all the resources available to members only. Share ideas with worldwide stamps collectors all around the globe. The ATA promotes topical stamp collecting by encouraging the collection, research, and study of topical stamps and their subjects.

You will also get access to ATA published books, checklists and audio-visual programs. The ATA host and participate in many philatelic exhibitions. You can even get assistance to acquire or dispose of collections.

Call them up at 618-985-5100 or simply print the form below and mail out to the adress shown.

Believe me, it’s not an expense. It’s an investment into hours and hours of pleasure inside your hobby :-) .


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Enjoy and until next, happy collecting!


Your Topical Stamp Collecting Queen ;-)


Topical Stamp Collecting is Fun!

As I was reading Topical Time, the bi-monthly magazine of the American Topical Association, I said to myself that I should share this great resource and beautiful magazine in “SecretsToStampCollecting” newly born blog.


My First Stamp Album - 1952 - Minkus Co

Well, here it is…and it is the first post too! :-)

When I first started collecting postage stamps in my youthful days, nothing would have led me to think that this fun activity would become a life long rewarding hobby to cherish with passion!

I have fond memories of those days when I was sitting outside at the backyard picnic table, on a sunny and non windy day with my stamp album, some hinges, a magnifying glass and envelopes of used worldwide stamps.

What great pleasure it was to discover the people, the flowers, the architecture, the animals, the musical instruments and so many other lively facts depicted on the postage stamps of far away countries, as well as on my own Canadian native land stamps.

I’ve learned a lot about the world we live in through my stamp collecting hobby and still do today!

Topical Time is my favourite resource when it comes to topical stamp collecting. Since I signed up for the membership, it is always with great joy that I pick up my copy inside the mailbox. Read more »