Saturday, May 01, 2010

The American Topical Association and The Joy of Stamp Collecting

American Topical Association Executive Director Vera Felts (shown here) is featured in an article that appeared in Corning, New York's Leader.

Reporter Matt Hawkins of GateHouse News Service says Vera stumbled upon the hobby when she sent in a few cents for a set of stamps from a cereal box.

She is quoted as saying, ""I sent in my allowance, and what came in the mail? Beautiful stamps. They were women with plaited hair. It opened up a whole world to me."

A sidebar to the article indicates the American Topical Association (ATA) has 2,600 members worldwide with 61 countries represented. The organization has 550 checklists of stamps and 47 separate study groups.

To read the entire article, click here.

Click here to learn more about the American Topical Association.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM