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Feline Philately

Cat Stamps from Nicaraqua

feline [fee-lahyn] noun 1. an animal of the cat family  adjective 1. belonging or pertaining to the cat family, Felidae. 2. catlike; characteristic of animals of the cat family: a feline tread. 3. sly, stealthy, or treacherous ( I don’t care for this one)

philately [fi-lat-e-li] noun 1. the collecting of stamps and other postal matter as a hobby or an investment. 2. the study of postage stamps, revenue stamps, stamped envelopes, postmarks, postal cards, covers, and similar material relating to postal or fiscal history.

In the last few months I’ve become a sort of “feline design philatelist”. My new hobby is in the beginner stages, mainly just seeing cat stamps that I like and collecting them. Then of course I realized I needed a place to put them and had to learn about albums and pages sizes and page protectors…and so on. Right now I’m content with the basics, one page size and a protective cover. But as I’m learning more I know that will soon change.

Cat Stamps from Guyana

I have been amazed at the quantity of feline stamps! So many values, sizes and designs from so many countries. And as you see in the above description #2 for philately, there are also many more types of postal material besides stamps. There are even cat stamp organizations such as Cats On Stamps. This could involve much more time & study than I ever imagined.

For the mean time I think I’ll just enjoy my new interest. To me these stamps are mini works of art and I’ll display them in a pretty album for browsing.

Below is one of my favorite finds so far. I love the colors and the backgrounds for each cat.

Cat Stamps from Kyrgyzstan

Are you a cat stamp collector? I’d love to hear your comments and suggestions for my collection!

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5 Responses to Feline Philately

  1. katsrus says:

    Those are so pretty. I have not looked into cat stamps. They would even look nice having them in picture frames around the house.
    Sue B

  2. Connie Toney says:

    Stamps are very nice framed. I have a few pictures that are framed just as shown on your site. Also have a few that are on envelopes and have been postmarked. Those are also framed with a red background, which look nice with the Ivory color of the envelope. It also would be nice to just sell them as they are so the buyer can use as they desire. Love your new site. BTW, the description of your purses are very descriptive. Good Work.

  3. Connie Toney says:

    Stamps are very nice framed. I have a few pictures that are framed just as shown on your site. Also have a few that are on envelopes and have been postmarked. Those are also framed with a red background, which look nice with the Ivory color of the envelope. It also would be nice to just sell them as they are so the buyer can use as they desire. Purrsonally, I would be interested in purchasing the Leslie Ivory Stamps as is for framing to match my bedroom. Really love your new site. BTW, the description that is being given of your purses is very descriptive. I really appreciate that.

    CatWhisperer

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