Friday, October 13, 2017

The ATA releases new Checklist

News for Immediate Release

Here’s a Spook-tacular Halloween treat from the American Topical Association: a free topical checklist to download from the ATA website. Again this year the ATA is offering the gift of a checklist to members and nonmembers alike. The 2017 topic is Ghosts.

This has become a popular tradition, according to Vera Felts, ATA executive director. Past years’ lists have included the characters of Charles Schulz, candy, gingerbread, turkeys and Halloween. Like all ATA checklists, this one includes country, date of issue, denomination and description of stamps and other philatelic items picturing or related to ghosts—everything needed to find them for a mini-topical collection.

The ATA dATAbase of 1200+ checklist topics was developed by Karen Cartier, and is maintained by Dominic Sgro and Beth Scully. This year’s free holiday list was augmented by past ATA president, Jack André Denys and Halloween Spook-tacular Study Unit members Denise Lazaroff and Jean Stout.

It’s easy to get the free checklist: Go to the ATA website at
Click on the “enter” tab, and you will see the link to the checklist with images of spooks on stamps. Or mail an addressed, stamped envelope to ATA Office, PO Box 8, Carterville, IL 62918-0008 for a printed copy. Have a frightfully good time!
Vera Felts, Executive Director
American Topical Association
PO Box 8, Carterville, IL 62918-0008  USA