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philately
American English: /fəˈlædli/
British English: /fɪˈlat(ə)li/

Translation of philately in Spanish:

noun

uncountable
  • [formal]
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.

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