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About the Gastronomy on Stamps Study Unit

The Gastronomy on Stamps Study Unit was founded in 2018 and is now in its fifth year of serving topical collectors interested in stamps related to food, gastronomy, food crops, cooking, and related subjects. The Philatelic Gourmet​ July 2022 issue includes the cover story on Hong Kong Snacks, written by Dawn Hamman. Information about the only two spices that come from the same plant–Nutmeg and Mace–is in the Spicy Stamps series. Gastronomy Unit President David Wolfersberger’s selection as the ATA 2022 Distinguished Topical Philatelist is featured. New stamp issue information and gastronomy stamp listing updates complete the issue. Quarterly issues of The Philatelic Gourmet are published in January, April, July and October.

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An ATA registered study unit

The Gastronomy on Stamps Study Unit is now recognized by the American Topical Association as a Study Unit.

Interested in becoming a member?

Please see the Membership Information page for more details, or contact David Wolfersberger (

Helping the study unit

If you are interested in joining the Gastronomy on Stamps Study Unit, serving as an officer, or contributing to ​The Philatelic Gourmet, ​our quarterly journal, please contact David Wolfersberger.

The Great American Stamp Show 2021

By all reports, the 2021 version of the Great American Stamp Show was a success. Lots of exhibits, dealers, and camaraderie by all those who attended. The Philatelic Gourmet received a silver medal in the Literature Competition. Unfortunately, the judge’s comment was sparse and offered little in the way of ideas for improvement. Palmares are at these sites: 2021-Palmares.pdf ( (exhibits) and 2021-Literature-Palmares.pdf ( (literature).

The 2022 Great American Stamp Show will be held August 25-28, in Sacramento, CA. More details will be provided as they become available.