Deltiology - definition of deltiology by The Free Dictionary
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The collection and study of postcards.
[From Greek deltion, diminutive of deltos, writing tablet, letter.]
(Other Non-sporting Hobbies) the collection and study of picture postcards
[C20: from Greek deltion, diminutive of deltos a writing tablet + -logy]
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- 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.
Walter Carr gave members of the Cleadon Village Men's Fellowship a talk on deltiology
, the collection of postcards.
He was educated at Red House comprehensive school in Sunderland and lists DIY as one of his hobbies, as well as gardening and deltiology
( the collecting of postcards.