Stamp Collecting Month 2015: Our Solar System

A journey into space, exploring the eight major planets circling the sun.

Stamp Collecting Month (SCM) is especially for kids (or the inner child in all of us). It's about encouraging budding philatelists, and sharing some educational facts on an interesting topic. Learn more about the planets that feature on the 2015 SCM stamps, by exploring the fun facts and videos here.

About the ‘Our Solar System’ SCM Stamps

Our 2015 SCM stamp release features the major planets that circle the sun. The inner Solar System includes the small rocky planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars), and the outer Solar System includes the massive gas giants beyond the asteroid belt (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune & Pluto).

Activities and resources

If you’re a parent, caregiver or teacher, here are some free SCM resources to share with children. Want some more advice on stamp collecting? Read our tips on starting a collection.

Stamps: behind the scenes

Find out why stamp collecting is such a popular hobby, and watch how stamps get made.