The American Topical Association and The Joy of Stamp Collecting
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.
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