StampNews.com got to know about a new opportunity for collectors to share their experience in collecting stamps and other philately items. It is "Stamp Squirrels"—the new gathering place for enthusiastic stamp and cover collectors of all levels of interest that was launched by Stamp News Publishing (SNP).
SNP Publisher (and "Head Nut") John Dunn explained, "Subscribers to our publications (Mekeel's & STAMPS, U.S. Stamp News) include some of the hobby's brightest, most enthusiastic collectors. And now stamp activists can use Stamp Squirrels as a vehicle to improve and expand the entire hobby. With that in mind, we will have a forum for the exchange and implementation of ideas—while also adding fun and excitement to the hobby."
"Stamp Squirrels" has also created its "Stamp Nut Calculator" that can determine how much of a Stamp Nut a collector is—from a Stamp Peanut to a Stamp Coconut—based on a list of characteristics, with points scored for each characteristic.
The membership in this virtual club is free. What is more, The stamp clubs sometimes organizes a kind of contest using "Stamp Nut Calculator" to determine their biggest Stamp Nuts.