Topical stamp collecting is promoted by The American Topical Association, founded in 1949. We will honor a 10% discount to all ATA members (including any study unit member). If you wish to join the ATA, please visit ATA Website for all the necessary information.ATA Study Units
Since we specialize in certain topics, we have listed only the study units that would pertain to our subjects. Please visit the ATA website that has a complete listing.
ARCHAEOLOGY (Old World) Study Unit (1977) Archaeology of the eastern hemisphere. Quarterly publication: "Old World Archaeologist": US $15.00 annually. Elsewhere is $23.00 USD. Contact Caroline Scannell, 14 Dawn Drive, Smithtown, N.Y., 11787. Ms. Scannell's email address is: email@example.com. Click here to visit OWASU
BIOLOGY UNIT (1951) Animal and plant life, present and prehistoric. Quarterly publications: "Biophilately". Membership fee of $20 USD, elsewhere $25 USD. Contact Christopher Dahle at 1401 Linmar Drive, N. E. Cedar Rapids, IA 52402. Mr. Dahle's email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: BIOLOGY
CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS STUDY UNIT (1979) Chemistry and physics. Quarterly publication: "Philatelia Chimica et Physica". Membership is $20 USD, Canada-$26 USD and elsewhere $30 USD. Please contact Roland Hirsch, 20458 Waters Point Lane, Germantown, MD 20874. Mr. Hirsch's email is email@example.com. Website: Chemistry and Physics Study Unit.
EARTH'S PHYSICAL FEATURES STUDY UNIT (1977) Earthquakes, environment, meteorology, mountains, oceanography, rivers, volcanoes, waterfalls, minerals, caves, lakes, landscapes, geology, geologists, fossils, hot springs. Quarterly publication: "Nature's Wonders". Membership is $14 USD, Elsewhere is $24 USD. Contact Fred Klein, 515 Magdalena Avenue, Los Altos, CA. 94022 or email Mr. Klein at firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: Earth's Physical Features Study Unit
GEMS, MINERALS, JEWELRY STUDY UNIT (1976) Gems, jewelry and minerals. Quarterly publication is "Philagems Internationale". US is $15.00, elsewhere is $20.00. Contact Alan Dean (president)108 Newton Square, Pointe-Claire, Dorval, QC, H9R 1H8, Canada. An alternate contact is Gilberte Proteau (secretary-treasurer), 138 rue Lafontaine, Beloeil, QC, J3G 2G7, Canada. Mr. Dean's email address is: email@example.com and Ms. Proteau's is: firstname.lastname@example.org. The GMJSU has no website.
PETROLEUM PHILATELIC SOCIETY INTERNAL
Established in 1988 - Oil, natural gas, petro-chemical industry. Quarterly publications "Petro-Philatelist". Membership is $12.00 annually; elsewhere $15 USD. Please contact Feitze Papa, 922 Meander Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598-4239. No email or website information available.
OUTSTANDING SITESMINERAL LINKS
Richard Busch has an established, comprehensive list of mineral and mineral-related stamp issues. It is worth your while to visit Philatelic Mineralogy.
Enjoy Philip Burns' site of meteorite stamps. Click here!
Odino Grubessi, Professor of Mineralogy of Rome's University, La Sapienza in Italy invites you to visit his extensive internet site, "Geology on Postal Stamps", which is published in English as well as Italian.
For those of you who collect specimens, please visit Bob's Rock Shop.FOSSIL LINKSPREHISTORIC LINKS
The Neanderthal is the subject of Fran Adams' award-winning site at "Bone and Stone". If you enjoy this subject, this a must for all prehistoric stamp collectors.Paleontology and Anthropology Stamps SiteCheck this Paleophilatelie Europe out! On line prehistoric catalogue.
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