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We are the world's largest organization dedicated to topical and thematic collecting. We focus on the adventure and the fun of collecting and how it enhances the experiences of life. Learn more about topicals and the ATA here...


Membership in the American Topical Association carries numerous benefits for everyone from the stamp enthusiast to the experienced collector. Learn more and you'll want to join us today.
Current members - renew here...


By supporting ATA, through your donations and volunteering, you are supporting stamp collectors around the world. Learn how to get involved and what your support means to this growing hobby.


The ATA produces and promotes numerous programs and resources for young collectors. Explore the youth section of the website for album pages, Taste of Topicals™ info and more for younger collectors.


For over 70 years, the ATA has promoted and supported topical stamp collectors with resources, timely articles, handbooks and so much more. Explore the ATA's legacy as the Association grows into a new generation.


Membership in the ATA has its privileges. All members enjoy online access to Topical Time (the bi-monthly journal), the online forums (coming soon), store discounts and more. Prospective members can learn more here and ATA members can log in here.

Upcoming Stamp Shows

Listings only display start date of the show. Click show name for details.

Upcoming ATA Events

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Remember to Support Our Sponsors

Our advertisers support the American Topical Association in many ways including providing you with reliable sources for quality topical stamps and supplies. Remember to support them with your business and referrals.

What is Topical Stamp Collecting?

Topical collectors concentrate on specific topics and themes represented by the stamps. Some collectors concentrate on the subject depicted in stamps, other are interested in stamps of specific color, stamps illustrated in a particular style or even stamps designed by a specific artist. The American Topical Association (ATA) is the world's largest organization for stamp collectors who focus on specific topics.  Learn more...

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