This website is the result of my lifelong fascination with cats. Over the years, I have had the pleasure and privilege of having many beautiful cats as members of my own family. These beautiful, mysterious and captivating creatures have not only enriched my life by their mere presence, but have helped me better understand and appreciate the natural world.  I truly enjoy the beauty and diversity of countless species of animals, but felines occupy a very special place in my heart. I feel that they are the most charismatic and majestic of all the animals and no other group of animals exerts a more powerful influence or compels more intense fascination from people than do cats.

            It is no surprise that, being a stamp collector from a very young age, I was naturally unable to neglect stamps with images of cats, lions, tigers and other members of the cat family. Throughout many years, my collecting interests narrowed down to stamps and philatelic materials related to wild cats only, and this website is dedicated exclusively to representation of wild felines in philately.

            I am planning to share with my fellow stamp collectors, and anyone else who might be interested in this topic, my award winning exhibits, published books and articles, as well as various checklists and researches. I hope that this website will be a good addition to numerous excellent websites and pages dedicated to the field of collecting cats on stamps.

 NEWS !!!

August 15, 2017

 My new single frame display exhibit “Felines in Armenia and Armenian Culture” is uploaded and available for viewing on the exhibits page

June 26, 2017

 At The National Topical Stamp Show in Milwaukee, Wisconsin “The Lion – Most Symbolic Animal of All” (display or open class version) received Gold Medal and American Philatelic Congress Award.  “Animal Toponims on the United States Postmarks” received Large Vermeil Medal and American Association of Philatelc Exhibitor Award of Honor. “The Lynx” single frame exhibit received Vermeil Medal

October 20, 2016

     My new exhibit “Animal Toponims on the United States Postmarks”  is uploaded and available for viewing on the exhibits page

November 27, 2015

“The Lion – Most Symbolic Animal of All” (display or open class version) received Gold Medal and “Hay Post” Special Award at the International Philatelic Exhibition Dedicated to the Armenian Genocide Centennial in Yerevan, Armenia

October 4, 2015

“The Lion – Most Symbolic Animal of All” (display or open class version) received Vermeil Award and Gold Award of Honor of American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors at the 2015 SESCAL Stamp Show in Los Angeles, California

October 4, 2015

“The Lynx” single frame exhibit received Vermeil Award and One-Frame Merit Award of American Topical Association at the SESCAL Stamp Show in Los Angeles, California

July 17, 2015

My new single frame thematic exhibit “The Lynx” is uploaded and available for viewing on the exhibits page

May 2, 2015

“The Lion – Most Symbolic Animal of All” (display or open class version) received Gold Award and John Broderick Sr. Award for the Best Display Exhibit at the 2015 Philatelic Show of the Northeastern Federation of Stamp Clubs in Boxborough, Massachusetts

March 20, 2015

My new Display or Open Class version of “The Lion – Most Symbolic Animal of All” is uploaded and available for viewing on the exhibits page

August 26, 2014

“The Lion – Most Symbolic Animal of All” received Vermeil at the Stamp Show of the American Philatelic Society in Hartford, Connecticut

May 4, 2014

“The Lion – Most Symbolic Animal of All” received Vermeil Award and John Broderick Sr. Award for the Best Display Exhibitat the 2014 Philatelic Show of the Northeastern Federation of Stamp Clubs in Boxborough, Massachusetts

May 19, 2013

“The Lion – Most Symbolic Animal of All” received Vermeil Award and Award of Honor of the American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors for the Best Presentationat the joint  ROPEX/NTSS 2013 Stamp Show in Rochester, New York

January 20, 2013

My current exhibit “The Lion – Most Symbolic Animal of All” is uploaded and available for viewing on the exhibits page