Topical Time

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The Journal of the American Topical Association

Topical Time is the official journal of the American Topical Association. Each bimonthly edition contains 92 information-rich pages fro topical and thematic collectors of all ages and experience-levels. The journal includes illustrated and informative topical articles, checklists, hobby news and information from our dealer sponsors. Among the regular features in Topical Time are: "Topics on Postmarks," "Chapter Chatter," and "Units in Action."

Topical Time (along with The Magical World of Stamp Collecting), was awarded First Prize in the 2018 CG International Philatelic Promotion Award competition that concluded in Sindelfengen, Germany, in October 2018.

ATA members receive six issues of Topical Time with each year of membership- and the journal can be received electronically as well as in print. A limited number of back issues of the journal are available for $5 each. Prospective members are welcome to browse a sample issue here.

Members can access the current issue and a selection of back issues here.


Topical Time - Digital Edition

All individual ATA members can access issues of our journal online. When the new issue is released, members receive an email (about every two months) to let you know the new edition has been posted. Issues of Topical Time from 2013 will always be available online. Annual indexes to all the posted issues are linked at the right.

Be sure to add americantopical@msn.com to your email contacts, so your notices about new issues of Topical Time will not end up filtered into your spam box. If you have a change in email address, be sure to update your profile (click here to view and change your profile), or notify ATA, so you will receive timely notifications.

And, if you have an email address but haven’t supplied it to ATA, now is the time to contact our office so you can receive this free service. At this point, ATA has received email address notifications from 79% of our members.

Inquiries and Submissions

To contact our editor please send your inquires & questions to: Wayne Youngblood, 705 Forest Glen Cir, Prairie du Sac, WI 53578-1077 or email him here.

Topical Time depends on its readers for articles. Therefore, all ATA members are welcome to submit manuscripts for publication consideration.



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