By Ed Sherman
Download the philatelic 'word search' to your computer, print, and find the hidden stamp collecting words and terms! Each puzzle is unique, hours of fun. Solutions are included with each puzzle. Clicking the download button will start the PDF download to your computer or device.
U.S. Commemoratives to 1943 - The 87 words hidden in this puzzle are all subjects of U.S. commemorative stamps issued between 1847 and 1943.
Turkish Cities - In 1958 to 1960, Turkey issued a pictorial set of 134 stamps depicting scenes from 67 Turkish cities and towns. It was once considered the longest set of stamps ever issued, surpassed since by the Machin definitives from Great Britain. The Turkish set however remains the longest set of pictorial stamps ever issued. All 67 cities pictured in this set are hidden in the puzzle.
USA Transportation Coils - Hidden in this puzzle are the names of the modes of transportation found on this popular issue.
Philatelic Currencies - The 228 currencies hidden in this puzzle all appear on stamps of the past 175+ years.
Mexico Exporta Issue - The Exporta series stamps were issued by Mexico between 1975 & 1993. They are a specialist’s dream with hundreds of perf, shade, watermark, tagging, error, & (14 different) paper varieties. Hidden in this puzzle are the English & Spanish words for each of the 30 different Mexico Exporta stamp subjects.
Languages on Stamps - All 86 languages hidden in this puzzle have been used on stamps past or present.
German Area - The following 97 stamp-issuing countries, states, and territories are all part of the broader German philatelic collecting area. Several hyphenated names have been split up to keep the puzzle a bit smaller.
Four Letter Philately - This puzzle is completely unfair by design but will be very challenging to do! Short words are the hardest to find and all 215 words crammed into this puzzle are philatelic in nature: terms, currencies, colors, countries, names, brands, and even abbreviations.