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Some people think a "philatelist" (fl-LAT-un-list) means someone who is
an expert at "stamp collecting." That's not true! But one advantage of
using the word "philately" (fl-LAT-un-lee) is that it includes all
areas of the hobby -- not just stamps -- such as postal markings,
postal history, postal stationery, and the postal items from the time
before there were stamps, such as folded letters.
1. the collecting
of stamps and
other postal matter as a hobby or an investment.
2. the study of
revenue stamps, stamped envelopes, postmarks, postal cards, covers, and
similar material relating to postal or fiscal history.
miniature documents of
human history. They are the means by which a country gives sensible
expression to its hopes and needs; its beliefs and ideals. They mirror
the past and presage the future. They delineate cultural attainments,
industrial works, domestic, civil and social life. In a word, these
vignettes give a vivid picture of the world, its occupants and their
Spellman, c. 1950
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