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Etymologically formed by greek words phílos (friendly, lover,) and atelês (costless, free of charge or tax), Philately is usually defined as the act of collecting stamps, specially those considered rare. But, much more than a collectionism hobby, Philately is also both a Science and an Art that inspires people from different places worldwide. Accesse Correios Portal’s New Philately Space.