Marcophily

Marcophily, occasionally written as Marcophilately, is the specialised study and collection of Postmarks, Cancellations and postal markings applied by hand or machine on mail that passes through a postal system and applied by the postal authority through whose domain they pass.… Continue reading

Maximaphily

Maximaphily is concerned with Maximum Card collecting.

A Maximum Card is a picture postcard, a cancel, and a stamp presenting maximum concordance.  The stamp is usually affixed to the picture side of the card and is tied by the cancel. … Continue reading

Military

A military stamp, is a postage stamp used by a military organisation, in time of war, or while ensuring a peace keeping operation.  Often the letters will be transported by the army itself until they reach the country of destination.  These stamps were widely used during World War II by soldiers wishing to send mail home to their families.… Continue reading

P.P.O.P.

Per Post Office Packet

Per Post Office Packet

P.T.P.O.

Printed To Private Order

Printed To Private Order

Perfin

Perforated initials.

Perfin

Philatelic

The collection and study of postage stamps, Postmarks, and related materials; stamp collecting.

Philatelic

Philately

Philately is the study of revenue and postage stamps.  This includes the design, production and uses of stamps after they are authorized for issue, usually by government authorities, the most common one being postal authorities.  Although many equate it with stamp collecting, it is a distinct activity. … Continue reading

Postal History

Postal History is the study of postal systems and how they operate and, or, the collecting of Covers and associated material illustrating historical episodes of postal systems.

Postal History

 

Postal Stationery

Such include postal cards, wrappers, pre-stamped Envelopes, lettersheets, aerogrammes, plus other types of officially imprinted Stationery sold by post offices.

Postal Stationery