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Access to details of philatelic Federations, National & Specialist Societies, Local Societies: 'As not all societies are members of the ABPS it may be that their details will not be available as the records of contact, telephone and email addresses may not be recorded.'

'A collection of local societies from throughout Scotland whose aim is to further the study of Stamps, Postcards and Postal History. ASPS is formed by each society nominating a delegate who attends up to 3 meetings per year on their society's behalf.'

'Highlights what is going on with stamps, postal history and postcard collecting in East Sussex, West Sussex and Brighton & Hove. Our 24 affiliated societies offer a wide range of speakers and events covering all aspects of these hobbies and all levels of collecting. Whether you are a beginner, traditional or specialist collector, there is a club near you where you will find a warm welcome from fellow enthusiasts.'

'The Austrian Philatelic Society is a truly international organization of almost 200 members, one third of whom live outside the UK. Our object is to cater for every aspect of Austrian philately, from the beginnings of the postal system to the latest issues and from the Postal History of all the territories within the Habsburg Empire before 1918 to studies of interest to Thematic (Topical) collectors. The Austrian Philatelic Society has Local Groups, which hold regular meetings in such places as York and London; it also holds an annual philatelic and social weekend in different parts of the country.'

'The BAMS caters for anybody who has an interest in airmails of whatever period on a worldwide basis. All aero subjects are catered for including Air Mail History, Air Letters, Internal and External flights, Individual Airlines, Air Mail stamps, First Flights, Crash Mail, Balloons, Zeppelins, and much much more. As well as Society Meetings in London, we have meetings of 6 Regional Groups.'

'We are a friendly national association for stamp collectors, philatelists and postcard collectors who like to collect "thematically", that is following a chosen theme (e.g. ships, birds, medicinal plants) or relating a story (e.g. the development of the bicycle or the history of flight) ... Our aim is to give support to those wishing to embark on or expand a theme-based collection, whether it consists purely of stamps or postcards, or includes a wide range of additional material including postal history, postmarks and ephemera.'

'Founded in 1978 to study, record and publish information relating to the philately and postal history of Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika including all of the forerunners ... Meetings of the East Africa Study Circle are held in London on Saturday afternoons in late February and late September (to coincide with Stampex) and in mid June. These meetings usually feature a presentation and display of philatelic material by one or more members, leading to a lively and informative discussion.'

'Established in 1952, the Forces Postal History Society was formed to bring together the many collectors interested in the postal history of the Armed Forces of all countries, (and United Nations), at all times, whether in war or peacetime, including the study of postmarks, cachets, postage rates, prisoner-of-war mail, stamps and stationery, censorship and the organisation of military postal services ... The FPHS usually meets on the second Saturday of each month' (in London).

'The Society provides an extensive programme of meetings in several locations, holds an annual Philatelic Weekend, publishes a well regarded and authoritative Journal and series of monographs as well as several more extensive specialist philatelic books, operates a magazine circuit, two thriving exchange packets and three postal Auctions a year. It is a friendly and informal group to which non-members are welcome to attend any of our meetings.'

'The aims of the Society are to advance the research into the promotion of German philately and to assist collectors of German philatelic material in the greater enjoyment of the hobby ... The Society has a number of regional and study groups.'

Inaugurated 1955: 'Today, the Great Britain Philatelic Society has a world-wide membership of over 800 with interests spanning all aspects of GB philately. Most of the monthly meetings are held in London, with regional meetings around the country as often as possible. Overseas members frequently join UK residents at these events.'

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