Boston 2026 has received the first of two $2,500 donations from the American Topical Association, with an additional contribution planned for 2024.
ATA Executive Director Jennifer Miller informed Boston 2026 officers of their wishes in a letter from August 23, shortly after a very successful Great American Stamp Show in Cleveland. Collaborative efforts between both organizations have been ongoing for some time.
Dawn Hamman, ATA President, followed up by email, saying, “ATA is looking forward to active involvement in the show. As you know, topical collecting is a growing segment of our hobby, and an excellent way to attract non-collectors to the hobby. We want to start promoting the show to our membership now, as people will need time to plan for the big trip. There are a lot of good topics related to Boston!”
The American Topical Association is the world’s largest collecting organization specializing in subject-related philately. Founded in 1949, the ATA continues to encourage the promotion of philately through their many programs and services. Nearly 50 ATA Study Units delve deep into subjects from Americana to Wine, while their bimonthly journal Topical Time allows the entire membership to discover the variety and pleasures topical collecting.