Definition of deltiologist in English:

deltiologist

Line breaks: del¦ti|olo¦gist
Pronunciation: /ˌdɛltɪˈɒlədʒɪst
 
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noun

A person who collects postcards as a hobby.
More example sentences
  • Links to other sites that may be of interest to deltiologists and collectors of coins, stamps, photographs,
  • If any deltiologists care to unearth the details and send them my way, the information will be posted with credit and gratitude.
  • As any deltiologist worth his stamps will tell you, the modern photographic picture postcard entered the world a few months after it was vacated by Queen Victoria.

Origin

1940s: from Greek deltion (diminutive of deltos 'writing tablet') + -logist.

Derivatives

deltiology

noun
More example sentences
  • In the period before the First World War, deltiology was the largest collecting hobby.
  • As I understand it there is quite a bit of good deltiology literature available, so you may want to hunt for that to get more detailed information.
  • Deltiology, the study of postcards, can involve the analysis of pigments, rag content of card stock, and other measurable parameters to determine the age of particular images.

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