Are you confused by all of the philatelic vocabulary associated with the Special Delivery Merit Badge? Have no fear the internet is here!!! Continue reading “AHG Badge Help – Special Delivery #16”
AHG Badge Help – Special Delivery #12
Since I seem to be on a roll, I thought I would continue my series on the Special Delivery merit badge and look at what to do with the stamps that you have started to collect. Should you hinge or mount your stamps, and what is the difference?
If you are an Explorer working on this badge, my short answer will be to use hinges but instead of just looking at the short answer take a look at the difference between the two. Continue reading “AHG Badge Help – Special Delivery #12”
AHG Badge Help – Special Delivery #20
Stamp collecting can be a great way to study modern history. By researching the people and places and things idolized on a stamp you can tell what is important to people throughout different decades. But did you know that stamp collecting can also be a great way to study geography? Continue reading “AHG Badge Help – Special Delivery #20”
AHG Badge Help – Special Delivery #8
Today I thought I would continue sharing a few resources I have for the Special Delivery Merit Badge.
The first stamp ever created is known as a “Penny Black”. Issued in 1840 in England under the reign of Queen Victoria. This stamp changed communication not only in England but around the world. Continue reading “AHG Badge Help – Special Delivery #8”
AHG Badge Help – Special Delivery #1
As I child I began collecting stamps. It is something my father still enjoys. I was a little disheartened to see that AHG was discontinuing the Special Delivery Merit Badge. I realize that the times have changed and society no longer uses snail mail. Writing letters is a lost art form.
Personally, my family has been relying on the US Postal System more in the last 6 months then we have in a very long time. With my son in the Army now, snail mail has been the only way we can communicate with him during his initial training. I find myself waiting for the mailman to come each day, in hopes of a letter from my son. Enough rambling and on to today’s merit badge help – Special Delivery requirement #1… Continue reading “AHG Badge Help – Special Delivery #1”