Definitions

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  • adj. of or relating to philately or of interest to philatelists

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to philately.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or relating to philately.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to philately or of interest to philatelists

Etymologies

philately +‎ -ic (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Demand is boosted currently by a "vast" new generation of collectors in China and India, says Sotheby's world-wide philatelic consultant Richard Ashton, adding that young buyers are also very active in South America.

    Still in Love With Stamps

  • In September, Sotheby's London will auction the British philatelic collection of the late Lord Leonard Steinberg, founder of the Stanley Leisure Group, a chain of betting shops and casinos.

    Still in Love With Stamps

  • In 2006, Congress passed strict laws curtailing non-postal activities and essentially told the agency to stick with philatelic pursuits.

    Post Office Wants More Than Mail

  • Associated Press In 2006, Congress passed strict laws curtailing non-postal activities and essentially told the agency to stick with philatelic pursuits.

    Post Office Wants More Than Mail

  • Rural England circa 1950 is the setting for the lighter-toned "A Red Herring Without Mustard" Delacorte, 399 pages, $23 , the third mystery by Alan Bradley to be narrated by 11-year-old Flavia de Luce: chemistry prodigy, amateur detective and mischievous bane of her two elder sisters and their distracted, upper-class, philatelic, cash-strapped widower-father.

    Murder by the Numbers

  • Values of stamps in the index are set by the prices they bring at auction and in private sales, plus opinions from philatelic experts.

    A Different Kind of Index

  • The philatelic posters on the wall were all of stamps that could not possibly exist.

    Baby Games

  • Only 100 were printed with its central image -- the Curtiss JN-4 airplane -- upside-down, and today a single copy of this Holy Grail of philatelic flubs sells for more than a million dollars.

    Michael Sigman: Amazon's Perfect Mistake

  • "Stamp collecting was David's consuming passion," says Sotheby's philatelic consultant Richard Ashton, whose friendship with the collector began 46 years ago.

    Rare Stamps at Auction

  • Ambassador Hu Shih took his leave, and the president worked on his stamp collection, sorting through the weekly envelope of philatelic novelties sent him by the Department of State.

    Human Smoke

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