Philatelic Organizations


American Air Mail Society
Contact: Rudy Roy
PO Box 5367
Virginia Beach, VA 23471-0367
(p) 757/499-5234
Specializes in all phases of aerophilately. Membership services include Advance Bulletin Service, Auction Service, free want ads, Sales Department, monthly journal, discounts on Society publications, translation service.

American Ceremony Program Society
Contact: John E. Peterson
ACPS Secretary/Treasurer
6987 Coleshill Drive
San Diego, CA 92119-1953
The American Ceremony Program Society is a place to learn about First Day and Supplemental (Second Day or later) stamp ceremonies and ceremony programs. The Society publishes a journal, The Ceremonial, which can be sent to members in a hard copy format at $2.50 per issue. The Society dues are $7 a year.

American First Day Cover Society
Contact: Douglas Kelsey
Executive Director
PO Box 16277
Tucson, AZ 85728-6277
(p) 520/321-0880
A full-service, not-for-profit, noncommercial society devoted exclusively to First Day Covers and First Day Cover collecting. Publishes 80-page magazine, First Days, eight times per year. Offers information on 300 current cachet producers, expertizing, foreign covers, translation service, color slide programs and archives covering First Day Covers.

American Philatelic Society
Contact: Peter Mastrangelo
Department PG
100 Match Factory Place
Bellefonte, PA 16823-1367
(p) 814/933-3803
(f) 814/933-6128
America’s national stamp society. Membership benefits include various publications, services and more. Sponsors national stamp exhibitions annually in partnership with ASDA and USPS. 40,000+ members worldwide.

American Society for Philatelic Pages and Panels
Contact: Gerald Blankenship
PO Box 475
Crosby, TX 77532-0475
(p) 281/324-2709
The only society with a focus on commemorative cancellations (formerly souvenir pages) and commemorative panels. Free ads, member auctions, quarterly publication sent to all members with reports on new issues, varieties, errors, oddities and discoveries. Active web site.

American Stamp Dealers’ Association
Contact: Matthew Hansen
3 School St., Suite 205
Glen Cove, NY 11542-2548
(p) 516/759-7000
(f) 516/759-7014
Association of dealers engaged in every facet of philately, with 6 regional chapters nationwide. Sponsors national and local shows. Will send you a complete listing of dealers in your area or collecting specialty. A #10 SASE must accompany your request.

American Topical Association
Contact: Ray Cartier
Executive Director
PO Box 57
Arlington, TX 76004-0057
(p) 817/274-1181
(f) 817/274-1184
A service organization concentrating on the specialty of topical stamp collecting. Offers handbooks and checklists on specific topics; exhibition awards; Topical Time, a bimonthly publication dealing with topical interest areas; a slide loan service, and information, translation and sales services.

Ebony Society of Philatelic Events and Reflections (ESPER)
Contact: Manuel Gilyard
PO Box 1757
Lincolnton Station
New York, NY 10037-1757
(p) 212/928-5165
(f) 212/928-1477
ESPER is a national stamp society which promotes the collecting of African Americans on stamps and the collecting of stamps by African Americans.

Mailer’s Postmark Permit Club
Contact: Charles F. Myers
Central Office
PO Box 3
Portland, TN 37148-0003
(p) 615/325-9478
(f) 615/451-7930
Publishes bimonthly newsletter, Permit Patter, which covers all aspects of mailer’s postmark permits. Also available, an 8-page step-by-step brochure “How to obtain a Mailer’s Postmark Permit… a basic guide.”

Plate Number Coil Collectors Club
Contact: Ronald E. Maifeld
PO Box 54622
Cincinnati, OH 45254-0622
The Plate Number Coil Collectors Club (PNC³) is an organization that studies the plate numbers and plate varieties of United States coil stamps issued since 1981. PNC³ publishes a monthly newsletter, Coil Line. The web site includes a membership application and discusses plate number coils and PNC³ at length.

Postal History Society
Contact: Kalman V. Illyefalvi
869 Bridgewater Drive
New Oxford, PA 17350-8206
Devoted to the study of various aspects of the development of the mails and local, national and international postal systems; UPU treaties; and means of transporting mail.

The Souvenir Card Collectors Society, Inc.
Contact: Dana M. Marr
PO Box 4155
Tulsa, OK 74159-4155
(p) 918/664-6724
Provides member auctions, a quarterly journal and access to limited-edition souvenir cards.

United Postal Stationery Society
Bob Wilderman
P. O. Box 3982
Chester, VA 23831-8473
Postal stationary is made up of the post office-issued postal cards, envelopes, letter sheets and other postal products having the stamp already printed. The UPSS is the largest society devoted to the collecting and study of the world with members throughout the U.S. and many foreign countries.

United States Stamp Society
Executive Secretary
P.O. Box 6634
Katy, TX 77491-6634
An association of collectors to promote the study of all postage and revenue stamps and stamped paper of the United States and U.S.-administered areas produced by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and other contract printers.

Universal Ship Cancellation Society
Contact: Steve Shay
747 Shard Court
Fremont, CA 94539-7419
Specializes in naval ship postmarks and cachets.

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