Philately

Philately is the study of stamps and postal history and other related items. Philately involves more than just stamp collecting, which does not necessarily involve the study of stamps. It is possible to be a philatelist without owning any stamps. For instance, the stamps being studied may be very rare, or reside only in museums.

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National Philatelic Society - Aims
... contribute to the advancement of the practice of philately in all its branches ... the preparation and publication of books, catalogues, guides, journals and papers bearing on philately ... provide facilities for the practice of philately and to assist and encourage young philatelists ...
Stuart Rossiter - Philately
... As a student of postal history, Rossiter realized that a knowledge of geographical and political changes was essential to a proper understanding of philately ... The arduous task of locating such relevant information is what led Rossiter and John Flower, working through the renowned Blue Guides, to propose a Stamp Atlas, which was finally completed after his death in 1982 ...
Australian Philatelic Federation - Mission Statement
... to grow organised philately within Australia and provide international representation for that body of collectors to function as the National controlling body for ...
Royal Philatelic Society Of New Zealand - Objects
... To exchange ideas relating to philately, and to promote the general advancement of philatelic knowledge ... or publish books, papers or journals on philately ... part in any other action for the benefit of philately in general as it sees fit ...