There are two ways that you can contribute to the success of the Lighthouse Stamp Society.

We are always looking for articles to publish in the Philatelic Beacon. Simply email your text and images to Dalene at

You may have noticed that we are in the process of upgrading the images displayed on the site. If you have stamps in your collection that we aren’t displaying or if the images that are displayed are not high quality we encourage you to submit your scans. Contact the webmaster via the Contact page.

Stamps should be scanned at 600 ppi and saved as TIFF files if at all possible. It helps to scan them against a neutral gray background. Simply lay the stamp on the scanner and place the gray background over the stamp before scanning. Don’t worry if you don’t have a gray background, though. Don’t do any post processing such as cropping, straightening or color correction. This is particularly important if you submit JPEG images as quality is lost every time you save the image. You can scan multiple stamps at once, just be sure to leave enough space between them to allow for cropping/straightening by the webmaster.

Please DO NOT submit images that you have downloaded from other web sites.