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The Philatelic Dictionary
Here it is, a brave new venture for us - The Philatelic Dictionary! There is a definate need for this type of dictionary, as we use so many terms, phrases and abbreviations that for people who know nothing about our hobby, it's mind-boggling.
We discovered this phenomenon, when we watched the eyes of friends glaze over as we talk about our addiction. Most recently a conversation with Zyra about perfins, finally convinced us to go for it and publish an online Stamp Dictionary to help philatelists old and new.
As you can appreciate, this is a monumental task, but we are determined to do it as we are fed up with children playing video or computer games, leading insular lives and not expanding their minds with the history that is around them. Stamps are pieces of history and it is the duty of Philately to preserve them for future collectors to enjoy. We know that there is an enormous amount of knowledge out there and we would like you to share it with others.
How often in your life have you done something that the world can see? Would you like to show family and friends that your name is on the Internet? Perhaps you would prefer to remain anonymous, if so, that's fine - it's your choice. There is a list of contributors to the dictionary at the bottom of this page.
We offer you the opportunity to contribute to the Stamp Dictionary, which we hope will help ensure our hobby continues for generations to come. Please bombard us with additions for this project, by visiting our contact page. We have one request though keep the explanations simple.
Here's the list of brave souls who were kind enough to add their descriptions to the Philatelic Dictionary - The Contributors!
Please support this site have a look around, buy a bag of sweets to chomp on while you wade through your 10KG of Kiloware, tell us what you think about the site and what's missing, but most of all enjoy the site - STAMP DEMON!
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