ATA Mission Statement

The American Topical Association promotes topical stamp collecting and the educational and recreational aspects of this hobby by…

  • encouraging the collection, research and study of topical stamps and their subjects

  • providing for the exchange of ideas among members, worldwide

  • developing and publishing books, checklists, and audio-visual programs and other educational material

  • holding or participating in philatelic exhibitions

  • assisting members in acquiring and disposing of collection

This Statement is based upon American Topical Association Bylaws.

The American Topical Association serves members in over 40 countries. It is the largest philatelic society devoted to this specific area of stamp collecting. Organized in 1949, the ATA has over 70 years of service to its members. It is the best source of information, fellowship and authority in the topical stamp collecting field.


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