ATA Study Units

ATA study units are worldwide groups of collectors who have an interest in a particular topical collecting area and work together to research and promote this area.

For information on becoming an ATA Study Unit click here.

Here is a list of the current ATA affiliated study units.

Albrecht Dürer Study Unit: Dedicated to furthering the study of the art and philately relating to Albrecht Dürer, German Renaissance artist.:

Americana Unit: History, culture, and industry of the USA worldwide.

American Society of Polar Philatelists: Antarctica and Arctic.

Archaeological Study Unit: The Archaeology Study Unit collects and studies postage stamps related to archaeology from the stone age to the beginnings of recorded history..

Armenica (Armenian Philatelic Association): Armenian history and culture worldwide.

Astronomy Study Unit: Astronomy, astrophysics, comets, planets.

Bicycle Stamps Club: Bicycles.

Biology Unit: Worldwide animal and plant life, present and prehistoric.

Captain Cook Society: Life and voyages of Captain James Cook.

CartoPhilatelic Society: Globes and maps.

Casey Jones Railroad Unit: Trains, railroads, and streetcars.

Cats on Stamps Study Unit: Domestic and wild felines.

Chemistry & Physics Study Unit: Chemistry, physics, and related science.

Chess on Stamps Study Unit: Chess and other board games.

Christmas Philatelic Club: Sacred and secular aspects of Christmas.

Disneyana on Stamps Society: Philatelic items relating to Walt Disney and his legacy.

Ebony Society of Philatelic Events and Reflections (ESPER): African American heritage worldwide.

Errors, Freaks & Oddities Collectors Club: Errors, freaks, and oddities on worldwide stamps.

Europa Study Unit: All aspects of a United Europe.

Fire Service in Philately: Firefighting.

Gastronomy Study Unit: Food, ingredients, cooking, and food science.

Gay & Lesbian History on Stamps Club: LGBQT history and culture.

Gems-Minerals-Jewelry Study Unit: Gems, jewelry, and minerals.

Graphics Philately Association: Books and printing from papyrus to eBooks.

International Society of Worldwide Stamp Collectors: Worldwide stamp collecting.

Journalists, Authors and Poets on Stamps (JAPOS): Authors, journalists, and poets.

Lighthouse Stamp Society: Lighthouses worldwide.

Malaria Philatelists International: Malaria worldwide.

Masonic Study Unit: Freemasonry.

Medical Subjects Unit: Dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, physicians, Red Cross and veterinary medicine. Email contact Fred Skvara (fcskvara[at]

Motivgruppe Musik: Music worldwide.

N. S. Savannah Study Unit: Nuclear ship N. S. Savannah (USCS Chapter 109).

Penguins on Stamps Study Unit: Penguins.

Perfins Club: Stamps with perforated initials, numbers, or designs.

Petroleum Philatelic Society International: Oil, natural gas, and petrochemical industry.

Pitcairn Islands Study Group: Pitcairn settlers past and present.

Plate Number Coil Collectors Club (PNC3): Plate numbered coils and related stamps.

Rotary on Stamps Fellowship: Rotary International.

Scouts on Stamps Society International: Scouting worldwide.

Ships on Stamps Unit: All types of watercraft.

Space Unit: Astronauts and astronautics.

Sports Philatelists International: Olympics, recreation, and sports.

Stamps-on-Stamps Collectors Club: Stamps-on-stamps.

United Nations Philatelists: United Nations worldwide.

Windmill Study Unit: Molinology.

Wine on Stamps Study Unit: Grapes, wine, and winemaking.

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