OFFICIAL HOME PAGE OF

STAMPS ON STAMPS COLLECTORS CLUB (SOSCC)

FOUNDED 1954

AMERICAN TOPICAL ASSOCIATION UNIT

AMERICAN PHILATELIC SOCIETY AFFILIATE NO. 127

 

 

THE WORLD'S FINEST STAMPS CAN
BE PART OF YOUR TOPICAL/THEMATIC COLLECTION

 

The information on this site was last updated on October 19, 2019

 

THE Gallery of new Issues

 

The topic of stamps on stamps is one of the most diverse of all topicals. Ever since Sir Rowland Hill first advocated the use of prepaid pieces of paper to be adhered to letters to expedite their delivery, the postage stamp has fascinated people. It should come as no surprise, then, that the postage stamp is being used as a stamp motif, and that topical collecting of stamps on stamps is popular. The topic of stamps on stamps is an interesting one in that it covers many different areas and avenues while still being true to the stamp topic.

If you find the topic of Stamps On Stamps (SOS) appealing, we urge that you seriously consider joining us so as to associate yourself with collectors world-wide who are engaged in building collections of premium stamps through the medium of this topic and type of thematic collecting. You would be most welcome as a member of our unit.

The Stamps on Stamps Collectors Club is a non-profit philatelic organization. Membership is open to anyone interested in stamps on stamps, stamp anniversaries, and related topics. No member or officer of the group is paid for work done for the organization beyond reimbursement of expenses incurred on behalf of the unit.

Our official bulletin is SOS SIGNAL, which is issued three times per year and contains new issue information, articles of interest, and news about our topic. Our official bulletin is the forum for SOS matters. To obtain a sample copy of SOS SIGNAL, please send your name and address and $3.00 to the Secretary/Treasurer:

Michael Merritt
73 Mountainside Rd
Mendham NJ 07945
U.S.A.
E-mail to Michael Merritt

 

 

NOTICE – ALL MEMBERS

SoS SIGNAL PUBLICATION HIATUS

DO NOT SEND DUES!

 

EDITOR SOUGHT:

Other priority commitments on our editor’s time have put the SOS Signal
 into another publication hiatus.

  If you contact us of your interest, we will record your contact information
 and reach out as soon as a new editor is found and publication can resume.

Inquiries and especially interest in the editor position may be directed to:

Michael Merritt
73 Mountainside Road
Mendham, NJ 07945

Please also contact Michael with any questions or concerns
 about
 your previous dues status.

You can email Michael Merritt for these issues
 or for current members, any changes to your email address.

 

 

SoS SIGNAL - Old issues

 

An Invitation from Lou Guadagno

I would like to invite you all to visit the SOS SIGNAL page, and especially the collection of past SOS Signals. We added issues from 1981-1983, in hopes that you might enjoy seeing the Signals from almost 40 years ago and which are so different from the more recent ones.

 

These Signals were all those I did as official editor and were created completely hands on-- I planned the issue, researched the articles, edited/rewrote contributed material and purchased the actual stamps illustrated. Working long before home computers, I wrote everything out long hand for my wife to type up and mounted the actual stamps on black backing pieces and arranged them on blank pages. When finished, and most had required revision and retyping, all were taken to a photocopy company who printed up the pages, packing each seperately (no collating then). These I took home, to be put in order and stapled together. Then each issue was folded in half, put in a mailing envelope, had an address label typed by my wife added,  actual postage stamps applied based on destination and finally, carried to the post office to mail. "A labor of love" - all while juggling a full time job with travelling and a wife and three kids.

 

This is an opportunity for you to do a little time travelling, for in addition to the SoS content, there is much of the issue to issue workings and snail mail correspondence of the then-called Stamp on Stamp Centenary Unit members.

 

For the older members this is possibly a chance for reminisciing and for the newer members, perhaps a revelation. I hope you enjoy your visit.

 

Lou Guadagno

President, Stamp on Stamp Collectors Club

 

SOS SIGNAL page

 

Visit the members sites

Plinio Richelmi's site - Stamps on Stamps Italian Group

Rammy Molcho's site - Stamps on Stamps Virtual Collection

 

WEBMASTER: Rammy Molcho - E-mail to Rammy Molcho

 

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