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ATA Checklists - Available to ATA Members Only
(to join the ATA, click here)

ATA’s new checklist dATAbase service was launched in May 2014.  For information about the dATAbase, see this press release.

ATA is the world's leading supplier of topical stamp checklists. Checklists are one of our best member services. The ATA is now making its checklists available to members from a new dATAbase containing almost 400,000 stamps and 656,566 topical listings.

New:  The August 2016 checklist updates, including the July Linn's new issue listings, contain more than 1250 added items. Our checklist coordinators have been very busy! Check out your favorite topics to see how much they've grown! If you don't find your topic listed, ATA can customize a checklist for you. Contact the ATA Office, americantopical@msn.com, for information.

Checklists marked with an asterisk(*) in the ATA listings contain Beyond the Catalogue (BTC) items: Basic types of common philatelic items issued by governments but not usually listed in Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue, e.g., booklet covers, meter stamps, postal cards, postal stationery, postmarks.  These items can add special meaning to a collection or an exhibit--and often their existence is unknown to a collector. ATA checklists are one of the few sources of this type of information.

Costs for the checklists are:
Emailed (Excel file, or .pdf file if requested): A penny per listing. A checklist with 195 stamp listings costs $1.95.
Mini-topics (less than 50 items) cost 50 cents.
Maxi-topics (more than 5,000 items) cost $50.
Mailed: Add five cents per page for printing (~50 items per page), plus actual postage to mail. Contact ATA Office for assistance.
Checklist Updates: ATA members purchase a checklist from the new dATAbase (since 1 May 2014) are entitled to free updates once/year as long as ATA membership is maintained.

For all checklist listings, the numbers after the checklist names denote the number of items in the checklist. Generally, if all the stamps in a set are of the same basic design, there is just one item listed; it will contain all the Scott numbers in the set.

When you order checklists, you will find the following checklist information for each item:

Type
of philatelic Issue

Country

Issue date
(year, month, 
day)

Denomi-nation

Scott
catalogue number

Description

Non-Scott numbered souvenir or
mini sheet?


Checklist Listings

Alphabetical Listings
(~1200, plus ~400
references)

Checklist titles are shown
according to the three
general FIP thematic
exhibiting categories:
NATURE,
CULTURE,
TECHNOLOGY.
They are then subdivided within the topic.  

“Abacus to Zoos”
This listing is presented
alphabetically for use
for quick topic
searching. More than 90
bird and 75 flower
species are sprinkled
throughout!

The checklists of
individual people
are included in
topical or
alphabetical listings, but they are isolated here
for ease in
searching.