~ WHO WE ARE ~
A Destination for
Stamp & Coin Collectors
Build your Stamp, Coin & Banknote collection
from the comfort of your home with great customer service
Phila Art is born out of passion for Stamps and Coins. Stamps and Coins are tiny yet beautiful artistic objects with immense historical significance. Hobby of collecting Stamps and Coins is known as Philately and Numismatics respectively.
Phila Art is a one-stop destination where you can discover and buy new issues and rare exquisite pieces of stamps and coins. You can keep yourself well-informed through our blog “The Collector” which contains important happenings in the world of Philately and Numismatics.
Our primary area of expertise is British & Independent India Philatelic and Numismatic History. Our founding members have over 40 years of expertise in the field of Philately and Numismatics and are recognised world over. We are members of reputed Indian & International Societies namely India Study Circle, Royal Philatelic Society London, American Philatelic Society etc. We have helped in building several award winning collections. These collections are now also part of various heir-looms.
The Professional team at Phila Art provides four key services namely – Sourcing New Issues and Rarities, Advisory Services to shape-up and preserve Collections, Auction Services and Valuation Services. We also buy standalone pieces and entire collections. We understand the importance of trust in this business and we are committed to building confidence with our clients. We don’t just help you buy; we help you learn and discover the best pieces, and develop a passion for historical things.
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What is Philately?
Philately is the hobby of collecting stamps and letters and studying the history of postal communications. It is also one of the most popular hobbies in the world. Stamps have often been described as the visiting cards of nations. In many ways they reflect the history of their countries, convey the sensation of travel to far-away places, depict strange landscapes, tell of the customs of many races. Many stamp designs portray famous men and women, inform of historical events and of the progress of science, and instruct about art and architecture. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, an enthusiastic, life-long collector, put it perhaps most clearly why stamp collecting is of particular value and interest :
“The best thing about stamp collecting as a pursuit is that the enthusiasm aroused in youth increases as the years pass. Stamp collecting dispels boredom, broadens our knowledge of lands and peoples, and in innumerable ways enriches life and adds to its joy.”
Source: Stamp Collecting by E H Spire, Edition 1970
What is Numismatics?
Numismatics refers to the study and analysis of how people use money, as well as the collection of various types of money, coins, and other forms of consideration. It differs from historical and economic studies of money. Numismatists study the physical attributes of the payment media rather than the use and function in an economy. The term numismatics is often used interchangeably with the coin collection, though it connotes more intensive study than just simply collecting coins. It could be said that all numismatists are coin collectors, but not all coin collectors are numismatists.
Numismatists study the physical technology and historical context of coinage and money. Coins or other tokens that are rare or unique or that have some special history that can be documented are considered most interesting for study and valuable as collectibles. Specimens that show errors from their production process of striking the coins or printing the notes are especially notable.