American Topical Association

American Topical Association

The American Topical Association (ATA) is a US-based philatelic society and the largest organisation devoted to topical stamp collecting. It was established in 1949 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin by Jerome (Jerry) Husak.

It currently serves members in over 60 countries. ATA publishes Topical Time, its bimonthly journal. It also publishes numerous handbooks and maintains many checklists listing hundreds of stamps by topic. The organization runs the National Topical Stamp Show as well as supporting 50+ study units on various topics and 40+ local chapters

The American Topical Association is an affiliate of the American Philatelic Society.


  • James Gavin