deltiology


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del·ti·ol·o·gy

 (dĕl′tē-ŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The collection and study of postcards.

[From Greek deltion, diminutive of deltos, writing tablet, letter.]

del′ti·ol′o·gist n.

deltiology

(ˌdɛltɪˈɒlədʒɪ)
n
(Other Non-sporting Hobbies) the collection and study of picture postcards
[C20: from Greek deltion, diminutive of deltos a writing tablet + -logy]
ˌdeltiˈologist n

deltiology

the collecting of picture postcards.
See also: Collections and Collecting
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Many of his collection are from the Golden Age of postcards which, in terms of Deltiology - the study and collection of postcards - is from 1898 to 1919.
This heralded an explosion in the production of picture postcards, and the appearance of a new hobby - postcard collection, or deltiology.
The passion for the colourful and often bawdy postcards gave rise to deltiology - the practice of collecting postcards.
For 46 years I have been fascinated with the hobby of deltiology, the collecting of postcards.
Deltiology - postcard collecting to you and me - is an increasingly popular pastime and in the past few years the low prices of cards have started to creep up.