Study of Worldwide Philatelic Libraries


  • Ujwala Anil Nawlakhe Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University
  • Mangala Anil Hirwade Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University


The philatelic libraries act as the research and educational arm of the philatelic society to cater the need of philatelists about the postal heritage of nation and acts as an easy source of philatelic information.  The notable twenty one philatelic libraries worldwide have been evaluated during the present study for their location, establishment, collection coverage, authority details, facilities and their service details. The philatelic treasures are found in the philatelic libraries to solve philatelic mysteries. In order to keep the record of postage stamps as postal heritage or historical documents of national origin, digitization projects via philatelic library websites provide a golden path through the quality scans, identification details and high resolution facility in line with the initiative of ‘digital library’ for preserving art, culture and heritage.

Author Biographies

Ujwala Anil Nawlakhe, Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University

Mrs. Ujwala Anil Nawlakhe is a research student of Department of Library and Information Science, Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur, India, and is working under the guidance of Dr. Mangala Hirwade. She had submitted the thesis (July 2012) for PhD with topic “Study of postage stamps as an information source: Origin, Evolution and Development of philately with Library and Information Science Projections”. She is a life member of SALIS, SIS, IASLIC, ISCA and NCSC. She is associated with science popularization and has national and international publications.

Mangala Anil Hirwade, Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University

Dr. (Mrs.) Mangala Anil Hirwade working as Assistant Professor and Research Guide at Department of Library and Information Science, RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur, India. She is recipient of P.V. Verghese Award for Best Paper published in ILA Bulletin in 2002. She is associated with two UNESCO Projects as Content Writer and has completed one Minor Research Project sponsored by UGC. She is the life member of professional organizations viz. ILA, IATLIS, SALIS, VLA, NUCLA, and LISAA.


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