What is TRADITIONAL PHILATELY?
"It is all about Stamps"
Traditional Philately is mostly about the study of postage stamps. Initially there were no separate exhibiting categories, but over time certain aspects of philately were developed as separate categories, like Postal History, Postal Stationery, Thematic Philately and others. However, everything that does not fit anywhere else still remains in the Traditional Philately category. . . .
old: http://www.traditionalphilately.com/What%20is%20TP.htm '404' c.2014 but OK above.