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50th Anniversary of the Union of Slovak Philatelists Issue number
686
Date of issue
17.05.2019
Face value
0.70 €
Sell price
0.70 €

The word philately, in its French form philatélie, was first used by Georges Herpin in Le Collectionneur de Timbres-Postes magazine on 15th November 1864. The term philately comes from the Greek words phil(o) – loving and atéleia – exemption from payment (because a postage stamp indicates prepayment of postage). Philately as a hobby for collectors began to spread in Slovakia in the late 19th century. From this period, we only know of individual philatelists. The first association “ALBUM Stamp Society” (Známkový spolok ALBUM) was created in Kremnica on 30th March 1895, thanks to Pavol Križka − the Kremnica Municipal Archivist. After...

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