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"Stamp collector" or Philatelist"? 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
2. the study of postage stamps, revenue stamps, stamped envelopes,
postmarks, postal cards, covers, and similar material relating to postal
or fiscal history.
"Stamps are 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 multifarious endeavors."
Francis Cardinal Spellman, c. 1950
This Web Site is not affiliated with Junior Philatelists
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This Site Maintained by Gayland Bird APS#153336
I don't identify or appraise stamps.