Selected study unit - Graphics Philately Association

Without printing, the art preservative of all arts, there would be little need for, nor the ability to produce, postage stamps. These fascinating little "posters," often works of art in their own right, reflect nearly every subject you can think of, and literally thousands are related to the history of graphic communications. The Graphics Philately Association, a study unit of the ATA, specializes in this collecting topic from papyrus books, medieval manuscripts and Gutenberg to eBooks of the 21st century. The association publishes the quarterly Philateli-Graphics for members and includes articles about printing technology and history, checklist updates, and more information about stamp issues and their printing methods. More information is available on the association's website at

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