Indonesian Stamp Museum

Thursday, April 22, 2010

The idea of holding a permanent exhibition of stamps in Taman Mini Indonesia Indah in Jakarta was expressed for the first time by Madam Tien Soeharto, wife of the second Indonesian President when she was visited the stamp exhibition that was held by Posts and Giro Public Corporation (now Pos Indonesia Inc,) on The 6th Asia Pasific Scout Jamboree that was held at Cibubur in June 1981.

mupi.gif (29411 bytes) This museum is built on land with an area of 9,950 square metres on the right side of Komodo Museum and decorated with carvings in the styles typical of Bali and Java. On either side of the stamp Museum, there are two building of 204 square metres each for management office and Branch Post Office providing postal services to visitors and customers.
Indonesian Stamp Museum consist of eight show cases tells about: the History of stamps; The Stamp printing; The Stamp issued by period I & II; The Stamp by the Theme I & II; Philately; and Other Philatelic Items. Philately is a hobby of collecting, cure, and studying stamp and other things relation to stamps and payment of despatch, such as First Day Cover, Souvenir Sheet, Carnet, Maximum Card, Commemorative Cover, etc. If you want to complete your collections, we provide philatelic items here in Indonesian Stamp Museum.

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I Have Started My Collection

Friday, April 16, 2010

Once you have your own collection of stamps and if your friends too have started collecting them, then you can sit together and check out each other’s collections. You will be surprised at the vast range of stamps, which have been issued around the world. You will also learn some things like “Noyta CCCP” means that the stamp was issued in Russia. This is a fun way to spend time with your friends and even make some new ones. You can then start ‘bartering’ your stamps with your friends. This means that you can exchange your stamp for another one, which you do not have. This will take care of any duplicate stamps, which you might have collected by mistake. Slowly, as you will begin realizing the monetary value of your stamps, you will be able to identify those stamps that have a high value and those which are rare. You can exchange these stamps by offering 2 or 3 less rare stamps in return. You can also start subscribing to various stamp collecting magazines, like the Global Stamp News or the Scott Monthly Journal, which will give you information about rare stamps and also about people who want to trade, or buy or sell stamps. Many people have, in this way turned their hobby into a full-time profession.

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Where Can Stamps Be Procured?

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Along with removing them from your mail, you can also purchase stamps from various dealers and associations. You can find out a lot about stamps by buying catalogues from ‘The Scotts Collection’, where all the stamps are classified and numbered and this method has been adopted by many dealers and stamp collectors to arrange their stamp collection. You too can check out the catalogues. These catalogues are also available through the Internet on sites such as, and you can check their collection before deciding. There are many other sites and you can use google to search for them. You can also check out your neighborhood library for any books on stamp collecting. You could also become a member of the “American Philatelic Society” which is a non-profit organization providing an umbrella for all stamp lovers to converge in; or you can go to their site and get all the details you require to start your stamp collection. This society keeps track of all the stamps and informs members about new stamps entering the market. You can collect stamps according to the year or country. You can also have stamps depicting different sports or birds or animals. You can then insert them in your stamp collection book accordingly. You can also collect stamps at random but then you will have to file them according to the country, in ascending order and in each country you can file them according to the year of issue or theme. This will make it easy for you to locate the stamps.

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