The Institute for Analytical Philately, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation 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 5, Issue 1, March 2014

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We have concluded a new Strategic Alliance Agreement with the
Vincent Graves Greene Philatelic Research Foundation
Toronto, Canada

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Details available soon!

IAP HAS 501(c)(3) STATUS

With an effective date of 11 Dec 2009, the IRS determined that IAP is exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(3)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. This means that contributions to us are deductible under Section 170 of the Code. Additionally, we are also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, transfers or gifts under section 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the Code. Finally, we have been classified as a “public charity.”┬áTo see a copy of the letter from the IRS (in case your tax professional needs one) find it here.