ATA Topical Checklists


ATA is the world's leading supplier of topical stamp checklists. Checklists are one of our best member services - if you are not already a member, click here to join or learn more. Checklists are a members-only service. The ATA is now making its checklists available to members from a dATAbase containing over 418,885 stamps and 746,081 topical listings. Members who have purchased ATA checklists from the dATAbase (since May 2014) can receive free updates once a year upon request.

To view a list of all available standard checklists, click here.

If you don't find your topic listed, ATA can customize a checklist for you. Order by email, phone or postal mail. Contact or email the ATA Office, for information.

Costs for the checklists are:

      • Emailed (Excel file, or .pdf file if requested): Two cents per listing. A checklist with 200 stamp items costs $4.
      • Mini-topics (checklists with less than 150 items) cost $3.
      • Maxi-topics (checklists with more than 3,750 items) cost $75.
      • Mailed: Add ten cents per page for printing (~50 items per page), plus actual postage to mail. Contact ATA Office for assistance.
      • Checklist Updates: ATA members purchase a checklist from the new dATAbase (since 1 May 2014) are entitled to free updates once/year as long as ATA membership is maintained.

For all checklist listings, the numbers after the checklist names denote the number of items in the checklist. Generally, if all the stamps in a set are of the same basic design, there is just one item listed; it will contain all the Scott catalog numbers in the set.

When you order checklists, you will find the following checklist information for each item:

      • Stamp ID - the unique identification number for the stamp within the dATAbase.
      • Type - the specific of philatelic issue such as "stamp," "semi-postal," "souvenir sheet," etc.
      • Country - the nation issuing the stamp
      • Year-Mon-Day - columns containing the issue date of the stamp listed by year, then month and finally date.
      • Denom. - the issued denomination of the item.
      • Scott - the Scott catalog number for the item.*
      • Description - notes and additional keywords describing the item.
      • Want - an empty column for your management of the stamps you have (or need) in the list.
      • Notes - an empty column for your personal notes.



* The Scott numbers are the copyrighted property of Amos Media Co., dba Scott Publishing Co. and are used here under a licensing agreement with Scott. The marks Scott and Scott's are registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and are trademarks of Amos Media Co. dba Scott Publishing Co. No use may be made of these marks or of material in this publication, which is reprinted from a copyrighted publication of Amos Media Co., without the express written permission of Amos Media Co., dba Scott Publishing Co., Sidney, Ohio 45365.

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