Word of the day – philatelist

philatelist (n.) one who studies postage stamps, revenue stamps, stamped envelopes, postmarks, postal cards, covers and similar material relating to postal or fiscal history

“Father still insisted on dinner being served as the clock struck the hour and eaten at the massive oak refectory table, just as it have been when Mother was alive.
“‘Ophelia and Daphne are no down yet, Flavia?’ he asked peevishly, looking up from the latest issue of “The British Philatelist“, which lay open beside his meat and potatoes.”
from The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

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