What is Topical Stamp Collecting?
The American Topical Association (ATA) is the world's largest organization for stamp collectors who focus on specific topics. Topical collectors concentrate on specific topics and themes represented by the stamps. Some collectors concentrate on the subject depicted in stamps, other are interested in stamps of specific color, stamps illustrated in a particular style or even stamps designed by a specific artist. Learn more...
We are the world's largest organization dedicated to topical and thematic collecting. We focus on the adventure and the fun of collecting and how it enhances the experiences of life. Learn more about topicals and the ATA here...
By supporting ATA, through your donations and volunteering, you are supporting stamp collectors around the world. Learn how to get involved and what your support means to this growing hobby.
The ATA depends on generous contributions from our members and supporters around the world to continue and grow our programs for topical collecting. Your support through donations, estate considerations and volunteering make it possible to continue promoting the hobby in numerous ways. Please visit our Donation Page today to learn how you can help grow the hobby at home and around the globe.Learn More
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For over 70 years, the ATA has promoted and supported topical stamp collectors with resources, timely articles, handbooks and so much more. Explore the ATA's legacy as the Association grows into a new generation.
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Membership in the American Topical Association offers many resources and advantages to collectors of topical (also called thematic) stamps and postal history. Explore the list below or visit our membership page...
ATA offers a huge selection of resources for topical collectors. While membership has its benefits, there are also many free resources that you can find while browsing our site including: