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Philately (postage and revenue stamps / postal history): Home

A brief guide to the research of postal and revenue stamps, postal history, and postcards


Philately (/fɪˈlætəli/fih-LAT-ə-lee) is the study of postage stamps and postal history.  It also refers to the collection and appreciation of stamps and other philatelic products.

The Walker Library Special Collections has a growing philatelic collection comprised of revenue and postage stamps, First Day Covers, postcards, philatelic literature, journals, and archival materials and ephemera.