American Topical Association

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The American Topical Association (ATA) is a US-based philatelic society and the largest organization devoted to topical stamp collecting. It was established in 1949, and currently serves members in over 60 countries.[1] ATA publishes Topical Time, its bimonthly journal.[2] It also publishes numerous handbooks dealing with various topics as well as maintaining checklists of philatelic material organized by topics. The organization also runs the National Topical Stamp Show as well as supporting 49 study units on various topics and 32 local chapters.[2]

The American Topical Association is an affiliate of the American Philatelic Society.


  1. ^ "The History of the American Topical Association". American Topical Association. 2004. Retrieved June 18, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Benefits of ATA Membership". American Topical Association. 2009. Retrieved June 18, 2010. 

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