This site was originally built by Urban Legend web in 2009 as a stamps show-case, and was re-built in June 2012 to become a fully-fledged e-commerce site.

It’s built on a customised version of the open-source platform OpenCart, which is based on PHP and MySQL. OpenCart allows the site owner, without needing any specialised technical knowledge, to easily add, and edit products, images, and information pages.

Philactica features collectible stamps from all over the world, and particularly Southern Africa, and lists more than 5000 stamps at the time of writing.