Blue Chip stamps can no longer be redeemed; however, they are often auctioned off as collectible items. These stamps were very popular during the 1970s.Know More
Blue Chip stamps were collected by children and adults alike in the 1970s and then redeemed via the Blue Chip Stamp catalog. There were many different merchants who offered their merchandise for Blue Chip stamps. The Blue Chip Stamp sign used to be hung at stores that participated. The Blue Chip Savings Books could be taken to any of the Blue Chip redemption stores to be redeemed for merchandise. For those people who lived farther than 25 miles from a Blue Chip redemption store, the Savings Book could be mailed in.
In the Blue Chip catalog, there were items such as Parker Brothers board games, Selright board games, Dr. Seuss books, Murray Pedal cars, Hugger tricycles, Dumpster tricycles, Gilbert microscope sets, Edlon Wood Burning sets and Transogram pool tables. New catalogs were released every year. For adults, there was clothing, lamps, rugs, patio furniture, pet supplies, pictures, silver, sporting goods, stationary, dinnerware, giftware, glassware, luggage, ladies' accessories and electronics. The Blue Chip catalog and Blue Chip stamps were so popular during the 1970s that they were prominently featured in a Brady Bunch episode.Learn more about Stamps
A person who collects stamps is known as a philatelist. Stamp collecting is good hobby for people who want to learn about culture, geography and history. Being a philatelist is an inexpensive hobby.Full Answer >
Several charities collect used stamps to support their causes, including People's Dispensary for Sick Animals, Brittle Bone Society, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, Leukaemia CARE, Oxfam and the Royal National Institute of Blind People in Great Britain. In Australia, organizations such as Lone Girl Guides, Knights of the Southern Cross, Bayley House and Guide Dogs Tasmania collect stamps for money.Full Answer >
The global stamp allows consumers to send a 1-ounce letter or standard-sized postcard anywhere around the globe for just one nominal cost. As of September of 2014, the price for a global stamp was $1.10.Full Answer >
Used stamps are of great importance to stamp collectors throughout the world. Even though a majority of people who gather stamps as a hobby prefer ones in mint condition, used stamps are also highly desirable, especially if they're rare. There are online stamp dealers that purchase used stamps at a fixed cost and then put them up on display for sale.Full Answer >