Local Stamp Clubs

Postal History Societies

Following is a listing of state postal history societies. In most cases, addresses shown are those of the secretary of the group. Other addresses are for the society contact person or newsletter editor. Most of these groups publish journals or newsletters; the title of the publication appears in italics at the end of the entry. In addition, some groups publish longer works on state or city postal history, which can be valuable sources of information for hometown postal history collectors.

This list was updated on Sept. 29, 2005.

If you have updates to any of this information, please send it to linns@linns.com.


Alaska Collectors Club, Eric Knapp, Editor, The Alaska Philatelist, 4201 Folker St., #C102, Anchorage, Alaska 99508; eknapp@gci.com or eknapp@gci.net.


Arizona-New Mexico Postal History Society, Thomas K. Todsen, 2000 Rose Lane, Las Cruces, NM 88005 or Peter Rathwell, 4523 E. Mountain View Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85028; The Roadrunner.

Postal History Foundation, Robert Bechtel, Chairman, Stamp Tracks (quarterly newsletter), 920 North First Avenue, Tucson, Arizona 85719; www.postalhistoryfoundation.org or 1-520-623-6652


Western Cover Society, 27 Bridgewater Way, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523; Western Express.


Colorado Postal History Society, Roger Rydberg, 354 S. Nile St., Aurora, CO 80012; Colorado Postal Historian.


Postal History Society of Connecticut, Robert Lorenz, Box 1231, Old Saybrook, CT 06475; The Connecticut Postal History Society Journal.


Florida Postal History Society, Deane R. Briggs, 160 E. Lake Howard Drive, Winter Haven, FL 33881; Florida Postal History Journal.


Georgia Postal History Society, Frank Crown, Box 98626, Tacoma, WA 98498; Georgia Post Roads; quarterly


Hawaiian Philatelic Society, Box 10115, Honolulu, HI 96816-0115; Po'oleka O Hawaii (and a newsletter for local members).


see Oregon.


Illinois Postal History Society, c/o Andrew Oleksiuk, 5336 W. Belle Plaine, Chicago, IL 60641; Illinois Postal Historian.


Indiana Postal History Society, Marge Faber, Box 1875, Bloomington, IN 47402; newsletter.


Iowa Postal History Society, 2804 E. 40th St., Des Moines, IA 50317; Iowa Postal History Society Bulletin.


The Maine Philatelic Society, Bruce Hazelton, Box 67A, Cumberland Center, ME 04021; The Maine Philatelist.


Maryland Postal History Society, Briarwood, Lisbon, MD 21765; newsletter.


Massachusetts Postal Research Society, Hugh Daugherty, Box 1146, Eastham, MA 02642; The Massachusetts Spy.


Peninsular State Philatelic Society, Charles A. Wood, 244 West Breckenridge, Ferndale, MI 48220-1724; The Peninsular Philatelist.


Minnesota Postal History Society, c/o Jon Schoonmaker, Sec/Treas, 6715 Elliot Ave. S., Richfield, MN 55423; newsletter.


Missouri Postal History Society, Scott Couch, 4120 NW 79th St., No. 4, Kansas City, MO 64151-4209; Show-Me Gazette.

Montana see Oregon.


Nevada Postal History Study Group, Ted Gruber, Box 13408, Las Vegas, NV 89112.

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Postal History Society, George Abbott, 318 Central St., Hudson, NH 03051; Granite Posts.

New Jersey

New Jersey Postal History Society, Robert G. Rose, P.O. Box 1945, Morristown, NJ 07962; www.njpostalhistory.org; NJPH.

New Mexico

see Arizona.

New York

Empire State Postal History Society, George McGowan, Box 482, East Schodack, NY 12063; quarterly Bulletin and semi-annual journal Excelsior! Journal of New York State Postal History. Web site: www.esphs.us.


Nicaragua Study Group, Michael Schreiber, Secretary, Box 613, Troy, OH 45373 USA; Nicarao (quarterly); momotombo@woh.rr.com

North Carolina

North Carolina Postal History Society, Thomas Richardson, 3764 Pine-Ridge Drive, Trinity, NC 27370; North Carolina Postal Historian.

North Dakota

Dakota Postal History Society, Gary Anderson, P.O. Box 600039, St. Paul, MN 55106; The Dakota Collector.


Ohio Postal History Society, Denise Stotts, Secretary, P.O. Box 690042, Houston, TX 77269; Ohio Postal History Journal; www.ohiopostalhistory.com.


Oklahoma Philatelic Society, c/o Vice President Joe Crosby, 5009 Barnsteeple Court, Oklahoma City, OK 73142; The Oklahoma Philatelist; joecrosby@cox.net

Oklahoma Postal History Society, Chapter of the Oklahoma Philatelic Society, c/o Vice President Joe Crosby, 5009 Barnsteeple Court, Oklahoma City, OK 73142; joecrosby@cox.net


Oregon Territory Postal History Society, Bill Beith, Box 301263, Portland, OR 97294-9263; The Oregon Country Postal History Journal (includes Washington, Montana and Idaho).


Pennsylvania Postal History Society, Norman Shachat, Secretary, 382 Tall Meadow Lane, Yardley, PA 19067; Pennsylvania Postal Historian.

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Postal History Society, Box 113822, North Providence, RI 02911; Rhode Island Postal History Journal.

South Carolina

South Carolina Study Group, Bob Stets, Box 142, Walterboro, SC 29488.

South Dakota

Dakota Postal History Society, Gary Anderson, P.O. Box 600039, St. Paul, MN 55106; The Dakota Collector.


Tennessee Postal History Society, Knoxville Stamp Club, Box 54022, Knoxville, TN 37950-0422; Tennessee Posts.


Texas Postal History Society, Lyle Boardman, 3916 Wyldwood, Austin, TX 78739-3005; Texas Postal History Society Journal;

Texas Philatelic Association, Lyle Boardman, 6802 Duquesne Drive, Austin, TX 78723-1327; Texas Philatelist.


Vermont Philatelic Society, Bill Lizotte, 250 Junction Hill Road, Jeffersonville, VT 05464-9676; The Vermont Philatelist. Glenn Estus, Editor, Box 451, Westport, NY 12993.


Virginia Postal History Society, Tom and Madelyn Cox, 3511 Clydewood Ave., Richmond, VA 23234; Way Markings.


see Oregon.


Wisconsin Postal History Society, 1978 Fox Burrow Court, Neenah, WI 54956; Badger Postal History.


Alan Patera, Box 2093, Lake Grove, OR 97035; The Wyoming Collector.

Societies in Canada and Overseas


Calgary Philatelic Society, Tim Presber, Box 1478, Station M, Calgary, Alberta T2P 2L6, Canada


Canadian Forces Philatelic Society, Box 46006, Beacon Hill Postal Outlet, 2339 Ogilvie Road, Gloucester, Ontario, K1J 9M7, Canada


Danish Philatelic Federation, Flemming Skov Jensen, Sirgraesvej 134, DK-2770 Kastrup, Denmark


Danish Postal History Society, Henrik Selsoe Sorensen, Bondehavevej 11, DK-2880 Bagsvaerd, Denmark

New Zealand

Royal Philatelic Society of New Zealand, Jean Kersel, Box 1269, Wellington, New Zealand


Norwegian Postal History Society, Oddbjorn Solli, Seljevegen 23, N-1481 Hagan, Norway


Swedish Postal History Society, Soren Andersson, Box 19113, SE-10432 Stockholm, Sweden

United Kingdom

East Anglia Postal History Study Circle, Barry R. Reynolds, 24 Thirlmere Drive, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 1SE, United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Forces Postal History Society, Keith Tranmer, 100 Ramsgill Drive, Newbury Park, Ilford, Essex IG2 7TP, United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Great Britain Philatelic Society, Andrew Lajer, The Old Post Office, Davis Way, Hurst, Berkshire RG10 0TR, United Kingdom

United Kingdom

National Philatelic Society, Richard Saundry, British Philatelic Centre, 107 Charterhouse St., London EC1M 6PT, United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Welsh Philatelic Society, Peter Brindley, 14 Victoria Park, Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales LL57 2EW, United Kingdom

United Kingdom

London Postal History Group, Peter A. Forrestier Smith, 64 Gordon Road Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 3RE, United Kington; www.londonpostalhistorygroup.com

Note: In most cases, the addresses given are for the secretary of the society. Other addresses are for a contact person or for a newsletter editor.