'Members of the Society have are wide and varied collecting interests, which include both stamps and postal history. Some members interests are of a general type, whilst others are highly specialised. All are equally welcome. In addition, some of our members have competed successfully at National level ... Meetings are held on Thursday evening at 7.30pm, twice monthly, from September to April.'

'We meet on the second Tuesday of each month except August ... The Club has regularly welcomed visiting speakers who have provided varied and interesting philatelic displays, but equally it has included evenings when members could simply chat and exchange material.'

Normally meets 'fortnightly, from September until June. The meetings start at 7.30pm and are usually finished by 9.30pm. Most of the meetings start with any club business followed by a Guest Speaker and takes the form of an illustrated display. We have a half time break to take a closer look at the display and have a chance for a coffee and a chat too'.

'A small friendly club with regular display nights, talks and auctions. Come along and join us for one of our meetings. Visitors and new members always welcome.'

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 Society meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month between September and May and endeavours to provide the medium through which fellow collectors can meet and enhance their knowledge and enjoyment of stamp collecting and its related fields. We foster a friendly and informal atmosphere, with the minimum necessary formality, in which both novice and philatelist alike can co-exist and thrive. The programme of events covers most branches of philately without too much emphasis on any one sphere.'

'The Society was first formed in November 1947, but declining numbers led to the society folding in the 1950’s. It was re-formed in May 1972 and thrived during the seventies and eighties, with a boost in membership coming in 1982 when the society produced a special cover to commemorate the 500th Anniversary of Berwick-upon-Tweed as an English Town ... Please note - the meetings of the Berwick and District Philatelic Society are AFTERNOON meetings. Please come along to support ... members in the northernmost society in NEPA - guests are always welcome and very well looked after.'

'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 1959: 'The Club where you can enjoy collecting stamps. Whether you are a complete novice or an expert collector we cater for everyone. Come and hear interesting talks and displays from visiting speakers or by club members, make new friends and enjoy the wonderful world of Philately and Postcards'.

'Our Society meets every other Tuesday at 7:30pm ... Visitors are very welcome to any of our meetings. If you are a new collector or an established philatelist there is something for everyone. We are a small group with a wide range of interests and are always happy to welcome new members.'

Established in 1979: 'The Club's members come from a wide variety of walks of life and span a considerable age range. They have a great deal of knowledge that is always available to aid fellow members ... We always welcome visitors .... The club always has a good range of speakers along with a varied programme of events. While the subject may not always be something you consider to be interesting, you will always learn something at each meeting'.

'Dundee & District Philatelic Society is a local society (founded in 1905) and is the second oldest society in Scotland. It is devoted to the collecting and study of philately and meets regularly between September and April each year.'

'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.'

'Exmouth Stamp Club is a small but active club of stamp collectors and postal history enthusiasts. We meet regularly in the beautiful seaside town of Exmouth in East Devon.' Club Activities include 'one monthly meeting with a programme of interest to all levels of collector. We have regular visiting speakers from nearby clubs who share their specialised knowledge of their collections with us'.

'The Club is a comfortable venue for meetings for buying and selling between members, auctions, competitions, displays and evenings with visits from a variety of experts. We are known as a friendly Club ... The Club meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month 7.30 pm (except August).'

'The Club meets twice a month, usually one evening of Members' displays plus an auction, and one evening with a visitor. Visits are made to other Clubs.'

'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.'

Founded 1948: 'Meetings are held ... on the 2nd Tuesday of each Month, September through May inclusive starting at 6.30pm and finishing by 8.30pm'.

'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.'

'Whether you have been a collector for years or are an absolute beginner we warmly welcome new members ... The officers, and other members of the society, who you will meet at the monthly meetings,  will help to make you feel welcome.  You will be able to get advice and help with your philatelic interests ... The meetings begin at 7.20 pm with speakers starting at 7.30 pm.'

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.'

'We meet once a month in central Guildford between September and May. Our annual programme includes talks about stamp collecting by expert speakers.'

'Established in 1952, Hayling Island Stamp Club is a group of collectors interested in all aspects of philately, including postal history and the social, historical and topical aspects of the hobby. Meetings include talks and presentations on a very wide range of subjects by invited experienced collectors; competitions and displays by members; an annual auction and social events. The Club welcomes new members, and can offer help, advice and encouragement to anyone who is new to stamp collecting or who might be considering returning to the hobby.'

'The Society was founded in 1966 and is one of the smaller NEPA societies, and holds regular meetings in the AFTERNOON from September through May. They are a small but friendly and enthusiastic group, even if they are not the cultural dynamic centre of the Philatelic world!!! Our society warmly welcomes new members.'

'Founded in 1927 ... We meet on the first Thursday and the third Friday of each month from September through to the end of June. Meetings start at 8 pm and we finish by 10 pm ... Members are encouraged to bring guests to our meetings ... We usually hold 20 meetings a year ... Meetings are a mixture of guest speakers, themed members events, and joint auctions with other societies.'


'We are a small friendly stamp and postcard club that meets in the afternoons during a season in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland. We have a loyal group of members with a different level of knowledge between them all, which all goes well for new members who wish to learn. Come along have a chat and coffee see what you think, everyone welcome ... We have guest speakers from clubs all over Scotland and local members giving talks and display.'

Fortnightly evening meetings: 'Anyone with an interest in Stamps, Postcards or Postal History is always made very welcome'.

'Our Society meets every fortnight from 7:00 pm for 7:30 pm to approximately 9:15 pm ...  Visitors are very welcome to any of our meetings. If you collect stamps or postal history or are just interested, please come along and try us out.'

'If you are interested in stamps, postal history or postcards, this is the place for you. No previous knowledge or expertise required, our members range from new collectors to those with a lifetime's interest and experience. A warm welcome awaits you all at the Leeds Philatelic Society. We hold regular fortnightly meetings between September and May in the centre of Leeds. There are displays from guest speakers, visits to and from other societies, members' evenings and competitions.'

'The Club holds monthly meetings on the 3rd Monday of each month (unless the Monday falls into Holy Week, when it is either the 3rd Tuesday or 4th Monday) ... The main part of the evening commences at 7:45pm, when any new or outstanding business is discussed. Then our presenter for the evening takes the floor until about 9:30pm, with a short break for refreshments at an appropriate break during the talk. The meeting closes at about 10pm.'

'Meetings are held at Meetings are held ... on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from September to June. Meetings begin at 7.30pm.'

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