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Philatelic Literature




Many collectors tend to store their stamps in ring binders or in albums. If, next to each stamp, a small note is placed stating the date of issue, the reason why it was issued, or any other detail about it, then such classifiers or albums will constitute the simplest form of PHILATELIC LITERATURE.

In general, we can say that PHILATELIC LITERATURE is any type of knowledge related to our hobby that, stored in some way, can be accessed by other collectors interested in obtaining information and expanding their knowledge on a certain subject.

The most used form of storage is printing on paper. Examples: books, magazines, newsletters, catalogs, etc.

Modernly, electronic storage has also gained space. Thus, we have CDs (Compact Discs), pen drives and the Internet itself. In this area, stamp catalogs, electronic bulletins, blogs and websites, etc. are very common.

Literature is a very important item in the development of Philately. It is through it that philatelic knowledge is transmitted, in a lasting way, from generations to generations.

National, international and world exhibitions (FIP) always present the PHILATELIC LITERATURE class, not only to assist collectors in research, with the aim of improving their knowledge, but also to stimulate the production of this literature.

In this space the FEBRAF Commission on PHILATELIC LITERATURE proposes to show the various types of literature available on the market (Brazilian and worldwide), providing their main characteristics, informing where to find them, etc., solely with the aim of guiding philatelists of the various collecting classes. The FIP regulations that guide exhibitors in this philatelic class will also be presented.

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