aerophilately

noun
aero·​phi·​lat·​e·​ly | \ ¦er-ō-fə-¦la-tə-lē \
plural -es

Definition of aerophilately

: the collection and study of airmail stamps and flown covers

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First Known Use of aerophilately

1929, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aerophilately

aero- + philately

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“Aerophilately.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aerophilately. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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