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The Mar/Apr issue of Topical Time was mailed Mar 19. Domestic members can expect to receive it within 9 business days after mailing. Please keep the ATA Office supplied with your current email address.

Excerpts from NTSS 2014 exhibits are now available for viewing on the exhibiting page.

New Membership Incentives

Join the adventure in the latest edition of Topical Tidbits which takes you to the American Civil War, learning about people, battles and their sites, songs of the time and many interesting facts.


ATA Membership Directory 2015-2017, to be released summer of 2015.

Sept/Oct 2014 Topical Time Cover
Cover of the September/October edition of Topical Time.

Insects on Stamps handbook cover
The cover of the Insects on Stamps Vol. IV handbook issued in 2014. This publication is also available on DVD.


Topical Time Digital Archive Now Updated

The ATA has updated the complete digital archive of all Topical Time issues. It now contains all issues from 1949 through 2014 on an 8 Gb wafer-style flash drive. The comprehensive index of the Archive is posted on this website. Read more...

The Spring Edition of Topical Tidbits
The American Civil War

Join the adventure in the latest edition of Topical Tidbits which takes you to the American Civil War, learning about people, battles and their sites, songs of the time and many interesting facts. Download the Spring Issue here.

Membership Directory

ATA members should click on the Directory link at the left to access the information form for inclusion in the 2015-17 ATA Membership Directory. This is one of ATA's best member services, facilitating contact with collectors around the world who share your topic. Please submit the electronic form--if you haven't already mailed your information--by the middle of April.

New Checklist Update

March checklist listings include a total of 631,879 items. There were 10,734 items added in the last two months, including all the new stamps in the Linn’s New Issue listings for January and February. Major additions (more than 100 entries added) have occurred in all of the Railroad-related lists, Watercraft, Sailing Vessels, Plants including Roses, Orchids and trees/Forestry, Presidents (worldwide), Coats of Arms/Heraldry, Bodies of Water, Maps, Flags, Fish/Fishing, Art and Statesmen/Diplomatsr--order some checklists now to enrich your collecting! Click here to view updated checklists.

Press Release - ATA Publishes Insects on Stamps Handbook

A popular topical collecting area is insects on stamps: everything from butterflies to honey bees to dragonflies to beetles to cockroaches. Collectors of that topic have important new resources, thanks to a major project by American Topical Association member and retired entomologist Don Wright.

The ATA has released a new Insects on Stamps handbook, as well as a DVD, with stamps listed by country and scientific classification. The book, in convenient six-by-nine inch spiral bound format, includes all insect stamps from 2003 to 2013. Previous ATA handbooks list earlier issues. Read more...