Reports of the proceedings of the leading American philatelic societies.
Reprints, for philatelic purposes, should be classed with forgeries.
Don't buy Chinese locals, "Seebecks," and other philatelic trash, which is made purposely for sale to stamp collectors.
It is with these two provinces that our philatelic story of Canada begins.
This unfortunate issue was generally received with approval by the philatelic press.
It will have a good financial backing, and it is expected to be one of the leading publications in the philatelic line.
The philatelic Monthly for 1st May, 1882, chronicled a new one cent card as having just appeared, but did not describe it.
Our own country has added to the philatelic "zoo" by placing a herd of cattle on one of the Trans-Mississippi issue.
A glossary of philatelic terms and guide to the identification of the postage stamps of all nations.
The philatelic Society of London has an unbroken record of regular meetings of its members extending over a quarter of a century.
"stamp-collecting," 1865, from French philatélie, coined by French stamp collector Georges Herpin (in "Le Collectionneur de Timbres-poste," Nov. 15, 1864), from Greek phil- "loving" (see philo-) + ateleia "exemption from tax," the closest word Herpin could find in ancient Greek to the concept of "postage stamp" (from a- "without" + telos "tax;" see toll (n.)). A reminder of the original function of postage stamps, now often forgotten: the cost of letter-carrying formerly was paid by the recipient; stamps indicated it had been pre-paid by the sender, thus the letters were "carriage-free."
It is a pity that for one of the most popular scientific pursuits one of the least popularly intelligible names should have been found. [Fowler]Related: Philatelic; philatelism; philatelist.