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Philatelic Society of Lancaster County

The James Buchanan Chapter #173 of the American Philatelic Society
Chapter 118 of the American Topical Association

Welcome – Enjoy your Visit!

The Philatelic Society of Lancaster County (PSLC) is an award-winning, non-profit community organization dedicated to promoting stamp collecting as a hobby for education and fun, from the teenager to adult, from the beginner to postal historian, serving members from Lancaster, Lebanon, Reading, York, Harrisburg, Hershey and beyond. For Membership Benefits, click HERE.


  • December 13: Society Holiday Dinner- all are welcome!
    For more details, please contact Paul Petersen at (717) 299-5640 or pcpetersen@comcast.net
  • December 17: “Some Sundays Stamp Bourse” at the Farm & Home Center, Lancaster

Philatelic Lecture Series by Chester County Historical Society

We are please to promote the Chester County Historical Society’s Philatelic Lecture Series to be held on Saturday’s from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM at 225 N. High Street, West Chester, PA 19380 from now through 14 April, 2018.

The first lecture is on 16 December 2017 on “You’ve Got…A Package!” by Robert Rufe.

Admission is free for all lecture attendees and all lectures are underwritten by generous donations from the philatelic community. For speakers and topics, please see the CCHS Lecture Series Handout. We hope to see you there!


  • January 10: Winter Auction, Dr. Charles DiComo, Host
  • February 14: The 1943 Overrun Countries Series Under a Printer’s Loupe – Part I, by Hal Klein
  • March 14: A Philatelic Journey, by Scott English
  • April 11: How We Now Judge Exhibits with Points in North America, by Bill Schultz
  • May 9: State Symbols of PA on Stamps, by Vera Felts
  • June 13: Spring Auction, Dick Shaefer, Host
  • July 11: Schuykill Canal History on PPCs, by Aaron Heckler
  • August 8: Summer Picnic
  • September 12: Fall Auction
  • October 10: Stampless Mail from U.S. to Europe, by Dr. Charles J. DiComo
  • November 14: Annual Meeting, Open House & Exhibition
  • December 12: December Dinner


It is never too late to start planning ahead, speakers needed, contact Paul at pcpetersen@comcast.net

  • January 9: Winter Auction
  • February 13: TBA
  • March 13: TBA
  • April 10: TBA
  • May 8: TBA
  • June 12: Spring Auction
  • July 10: TBA
  • August 14: Summer Picnic
  • September 11: Fall Auction
  • October 9: TBA
  • November 13: Annual Meeting, Open House & Exhibition
  • December 11: December Dinner


Bluebird Commons in Woodcrest Villa, 2001 Harrisburg Ave., Lancaster, PA 17601 (Directions to Bluebird Commons at bottom of page)

  • The Society meets monthly on the 2nd Wednesday (except August).
  • Doors Open at 6:30 PM. Visitors Welcome!
  • Come Early to Share, Buy, Sell, and/or Trade.
  • Contact Paul Petersen at (717) 299-5640 or pcpetersen@comcast.net for more info


Enter Woodcrest Villa on Harrisburg Ave directly across from the Penn Medicine-Lancaster General Health Pavillion. Drive 70 yards until you reach a “T” intersection and a “Welcome” sign to Woodcrest Villa. Turn right and proceed for another 70 yards and make your first left. Go five yards and make the first right into the parking lot. Park here in a “Vistors” space, not a “Resident” space. The entrance to BlueBird Commons is on the left, at the end of the building at the bottom of the hill. Should this lot be filled, you may park in any space in the lot across the street from Bluebird Commons. If you have any questions after parking, you may inquire at the meeting if you are correctly parked.

City of Lancaster, c1864
City of Lancaster, circa 1864. David Rumsey Map Collection.