• Philately (/fɪˈlætəliː/ fi-LAT-ə-lee) is the study of stamps and postal history and other related items. (wikipedia.org)
  • Philately involves more than just stamp collecting, which does not necessarily involve the study of stamps. (wikipedia.org)
  • The origins of philately lie in the observation that in a number of apparently similar stamps, closer examination may reveal differences in the printed design, paper, watermark, colour, perforations and other areas of the stamp. (wikipedia.org)
  • Thematic philately, also known as topical philately, is the study of what is depicted on the stamps. (wikipedia.org)
  • Interesting aspects of topical philately include design mistakes and alterations, for instance, the recent editing out of cigarettes from the pictures used for United States stamps, and the stories of how particular images came to be used. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cinderella philately is the study of objects that look like stamps, but are not postal stamps. (wikipedia.org)
  • Revenue philately is the study of stamps used to collect taxes or fees on such things as, legal documents, court fees, receipts, tobacco, alcoholic drinks, drugs and medicines, playing cards, hunting licenses and newspapers. (wikipedia.org)
  • Philately uses a number of tools, including stamp tongs (a specialized form of tweezers) to safely handle the stamps, a strong magnifying glass and a perforation gauge (odontometer) to measure the perforation gauge of the stamp. (wikipedia.org)
  • philately (fĬlăt´əlē) , collection and study of postage stamps and of materials relating to their history and use. (encyclopedia.com)
  • 2-4 Paediatric philately is the study of postage stamps that represent themes related to paediatrics. (bmj.com)
  • I decided to determine the scope of paediatric philately and searched for stamps through collectors, catalogues, and philatelic bureaux. (bmj.com)
  • This thematic collection shows the variety of messages relevant to paediatrics that have been highlighted on stamps and demonstrates the wide scope of paediatric philately. (bmj.com)
  • To enhance the impact on public education stamps of denominations in common usage should be utilised for paediatric philately. (bmj.com)
  • Like every year, Philately is publishing the annual book Values in Time which includes all the stamps issued in Spain and Andorra during these 365 days. (correos.es)
  • Local/State/National level Philatelic Associations also have a major role to play in promoting philately. (blogspot.com)
  • To make things more interesting, thousands of forgeries have been produced over the years, some of them very good, and only a thorough knowledge of philately gives any hope of detecting the fakes. (wikipedia.org)
  • I came as fast as I heard, am I too late to make a 'philately on Slashdot' joke? (slashdot.org)
  • Trevor Pateman's Philately Blog: Armenia 1920 Chassepot Issue: Why Do Collectors Prefer Chicory to Coffee? (armeniazemstvo.com)
  • Philately as a hobby, although in relative decline in the West, is in expansion in many parts of the world. (bmj.com)
  • Philately is a hobby for health and happiness. (blogspot.com)
  • If any member has a friend who is interested in the philately of Russia, please pass along this information and help us build up our membership. (ufl.edu)
  • The word "philately" is the English version of the French word "philatélie", coined by Georges Herpin in 1864. (wikipedia.org)
  • Philately honors distinguished persons, like medical doctors and scientists and recognizes their contribution to humanity. (medindia.net)