Translation of philately in Spanish:


filatelia, n.

Pronunciation /fɪˈlat(ə)li//fəˈlædli/



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    filatelia feminine
    • Though he started philately as a hobby during his school days and collected many stamps, lack of penpals plus adequate finances prevented him from pursuing it vigorously.
    • In an effort to popularise philately, the bureau has made provisions for a thematic display of stamps of members of the club.
    • The number of commemorative stamps issued has increased rapidly since World War II, in response to the improvements in printing techniques that have allowed greater variety of design, and to the growth of philately as a hobby.
    • However, he rues that the increased denomination of stamps has now made philately an expensive proposition.
    • A keen coin and stamp collector as well as a dealer in rare stamps and ancient coins, he avers that philately has become a rich-man's hobby.