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The Institute for Analytical Philately, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation (IRS Letter) dedicated to sponsoring technical research activities to better the stamp collecting hobby. To facilitate this, IAP provides Research Grants and technical support to qualified philatelists to assist them in performing their valuable work. Our goal is to assist philatelists in gaining new insight and knowledge of stamps through the application of rigorous scientific methods. Because one of the most important aspects of research is the dissemination of results, all philatelists receiving grants from IAP are required to publish in widely circulated journals of record, both scientific and philatelic.

As a virtual organization, our Web Site is dedicated to providing all philatelic students with announcements of new scientific research in philately and an archive of research in our Reference Library.

Latest ANALYST Newsletter Now Available – Volume 6, Issue 2, December 2015

2nd International Symposium on Analytical Methods in Philately is over but all of the presentations have been uploaded on the 2015 Symposium page. The full “Symposium” is here: Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Analytical Methods in Philately

The 3rd International Symposium on Analytical Methods in Philately will be held in London in 2017. To submit your research paper for presentation and publishing, or to register as a delegate, please go to the 2017 Symposium page.