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The Royal Philatelic Society, the oldest philatelic society in the world, was established in 1869 as The Philatelic Society, London. Permission to use the prefix ‘Royal’ was granted by His Majesty King Edward VII in 1906.
The GBPS was founded in 1955 by a small but enthusiastic group of collectors. Since then it has grown steadily to over 700 members both in this country and abroad. The Society’s primary aim is to promote, encourage and contribute to the advancement of the philately of Great Britain.
Rare and special items from the world’s largest and most diverse philatelic collections – featuring treasures from the Thomas Keay Tapling collection, covering the years 1840 to 1890.
The aims of the Society are to draw together all those interested in the stamps of the reign of King George VI, so that they might pass on their knowledge to each other, record all that they know for future generations and pursue joint studies of the stamps issued so as to enlarge the body of philatelic knowledge for the benefit of all.
British postal communications helped to shape the modern world. The British Postal Museum & Archive illuminates the lives of people in the Post Office, the messages carried by Royal Mail, the history we all share. Our history through the post.
Whether you are an established collector after that elusive piece of information, a newcomer who’d like to know more, or only passing through, we’d like to introduce you to UK Philately’s web site! Philately is not only about stamp collecting – but much more than that – and in these pages you will find something of interest and of use.
The original aim was to provide collectors with the opinions of those whose daily work was the handling of stamps, and whose practical experience of the forgers’ and repairers’ devilry was, in consequence, inevitably superior even to the most knowledgeable amateur.
For the Community of Collectors of Falkland Islands & Dependencies Stamps and Postal History.
The West Africa Study Circle, formed in 1950, is the international specialist society for the study of stamps, postal stationery and postal history of West Africa. It originated from small specialist groups which already existed and has undergone several expansions of scope.
The society embraces all aspects of Chinese Philately from the Municipal Posts of Treaty Ports of the last century, through to the present day issues of the People’s Republic and Taiwan.
The GB Overprints Society (GBOS) helps members and collectors to explore the many ways and reasons why British stamps and other postal material have been overprinted, whether it is for use outside the UK or for special functions within the UK. This opens up a wide variety of avenues, which will interest not only GB collectors who want to find out other uses of their favourite stamps, but also collectors of particular countries or themes.
The Sarawak Specialists’ Society was founded in 1947 to further the study of the Stamps and Postal History of Sarawak, Brunei, North Borneo (Sabah) and Labuan.