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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


The links are listed alphabetically. This is not an exhaustive listing. If you have a philatelic or other useful link you would like to share, please contact Dr. Charles J. DiComo.

American Air Mail Society Dedicated to the documentation, preservation, advancement & promotion of Aerophilately.
American Helvetia Philatelic Society A group for collectors of Swiss stamps outside Switzerland.
American Philatelic Congress Provides the philatelic researcher the opportunity to present written, original research papers.
American Philatelic Society Serves stamp collectors, educators, postal historians & the general public with programs & services.
American Revenue Association For collectors of revenues, tax stamps, stamped paper, telegraph, railroad stamps & BOB.
American Topical Association Largest philatelic society devoted specifically to topical stamp collecting.
Atlas of Township Warrantee Maps, Lancaster County Atlas contains 41 Township Warrantee Maps produced by Pennsylvania Land Office in 1930s showing location of earliest landowners.
Auxiliary Markings Club Club interested in the movement of the mails – especially mail that had problems.
Barney’s Stamps Digital Library Free Resource of Useful Philatelic References, Journals, How To’s, etc. One of largest websites for the world bank note collector.
Boyd’s City Express Post – Exhibit An 8 Frame Exhibit on the U.S. Local Post – Boyd’s City Express.
Bureau of Engraving and Printing Resources for the Numismatist who studies and/or collects currency, coins, tokens & paper money.
Canadian Postal Museum Enhancing knowledge, understanding & appreciation of events, experiences, people & objects that reflect & have shaped Canada’s history & identity.
Carriers and Locals Resource for Carriers, Local Posts, Independent Mails & Eastern Expresses of the 19th century, their stamps & postal history.
Chester County Historical Society Chester County Historical Society Online Collections Database.
China Stamp Society Dedicated to the documentation, preservation, advancement and promotion of the stamps and postal history of China.
Collectors Club of Chicago The documentation, preservation, advancement & promotion of philately through education, study research & services.
Confederate Stamp Alliance Organization for fraternity, research & cooperation of collectors of Confederate stamps, covers & postal history.
Confederate States Catalog & Handbook The seminal work on all things Confederate States of America-related.
Eastern Pennsylvania Precancel Society – EPPS EPPS is the jumping-off point to explore all the Pennsylvania towns, types & varieties.
Errors, Freaks, & Oddities Collectors’ Club Stamps & postal stationery that have production errors: misprinted, miscut, and/or mishandled.
FIP Commission on Aerophilately FISA promotes & defends Aerophilately & Astrophilately in the international world of philately.
FIP Postal Stationery Commission Provides information on the FIP Commission – names of delegates, notices of meetings, etc.
First Issues Collectors Club Promotes the collection of & research on the first postage stamp issued by any nation, province, city, army or other entity.
Germany Philatelic Society Documentation, preservation, advancement & promotion of the stamps & postal history of Germany.
Graphics Philately Association Informal, non-profit organization of people who have a mutual interest in the history of graphic communications as represented on stamps and other philatelic materials.
The Thomas L. Gravell Watermark Archive A collection of photographic reproductions of over 7,000 watermarks in paper made between 1400 and 1835 available as a searchable online electronic database.
International Society for Japanese Philately The ISJP promotes intelligent interest in the philately and postal history of Japan and former Japanese colonies.
International Society of World Wide Stamp Collectors
Serves the interests of all worldwide collectors by promoting the fun & fascination of worldwide stamp collecting.
Letters from Forgotten Ancestors, pre-1920 Letters Early United States Domestic Postal Rates – Colonial to 1920.
Local Mail Posts in the United States A Bibliography of Items in the National Postal Museum Library of the Smithsonian Institution Libraries.
Mobile Post Office Society Resource for postmarks from U.S. Railroad, Station, Route Agent, & Messenger services, & the Railway, Highway, Streetcar, Terminal, Air Mail Field Post Offices, & Transfer Offices & Clerks.
National Postmark Museum Museum provides education about postmarks & preserves postmark history.
New Jersey Postal History Society Online NJPHS was founded in 1972 to study and enjoy the many aspects of NJ postal history, and to share it with others students of this area of philately. Much of this info touches not only on other fields of philately, but also on many aspects of history as well.
Officially Sealed Mails of the World Resource dedicated to the study of Post Office Seals from U.S. & Abroad.
Pennsylvania Postal History Society A non-profit, educational membership organization founded in 1974 that has as its primary purpose the cultivation and promotion of the study of the postal history of Pennsylvania.
Perfins Club Resource for Perfins – stamps perforated with designs, initials, or numerals by private business & governmental agencies to discourage theft & misuse.
PhilaMercury An online image and description database for .U.S covers that is free, open-access, and non-commercial. Collectors and dealers can upload images and add to the fully searchable postal history database. It can be used for research, as an imaged record of a collection, or to list covers available for purchase. Additionally, the Frajola Board For Philatelists is a public discussion forum where philatelists from around the world can chat and ask questions.
Philatelic Foundation Central source for expertise in philately via a certification service, reference collection, & publications.
Philatelic Specialists Society of Canada Society of students of philately specializing in a large spectrum of subjects on Canada.
Philately in Egypt Resource for all things related to Egypt Philately.
Postmarks of the Netherlands, 1676-1915 Converted to digital format by Netherlands Philatelists of California & American Society for Netherlands Philately.
Precancel Stamp Society Resource for Precancels – postage stamps canceled before being used on letters or packages.
The Prexies – 1938 Presidential Series Resource which illustrates each denomination, provides production data, & information concerning principal multiples & solo uses.
Royal Philatelic Society of Canada Canada’s national Society for philatelists, stamp collectors, enthusiasts & aficionados.
Royal Philatelic Society of London – UK Oldest Philatelic Society in world, dedicated to philatelic excellence, expertise & friendship.
Smithsonian National Postal Museum Resources on U.S. and world philatelic & postal history collections and a comprehensive library on philately & postal history.
Spared and Shared 5 Saving history, one letter at a time…Blog containing mostly 19th century letters research and translated.
Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History Resource of philatelic collections, provides educational programs & activities for collectors, researchers & historians.
Stamp Collecting Round-Up Blog Interesting News, Resources, & Links about Stamps, Stamp Collecting & Postal Operations.
Stamp Insider OnlineEssential Information for philatelists, published digitally six times per year by the non-profit Federation of New York Philatelic Societies, Inc.
Stamp Show List No. 1 Source for Stamp Shows Worldwide & The Stamp Yellow Pages Directory.
Stamp Smarter Philatelic Library Philatelic Learning Center – Articles on ‘How To’, Stamp Manufacturing, Collecting, and ID, as well as videos.
Stamps Are Art Resource for Protection, Preservation & Care of Your Paper-Based Collections, learn the 4 P’s.
State Revenue Society The study & collection of Revenue stamps & related materials of the U.S. & subdivisions.
Strasburg Heritage Society The Society was formed in 1977 to preserve, collect, and interpret the rich history of the town of Strasburg, PA.
Texas Precancel Club Dedicated to the Precancels from the State of Texas.
U.S. Philatelic Classics Society Non-profit association of people interested in the pre-1894 stamps & postal history of the U.S.
U.S. 1¢ Franklin Plating Archive Richard Doporto’s online depository of images, organized by plate number and position for the U.S. 1¢ Ben Franklin Stamp, 1851-1861 Issues. Also offers identification & certification service.
U.S. Philatelic Classics Society, NY Chapter Group of collectors who are interested in nineteenth century U.S. stamps & covers.
U.S. Postal Bulletins Digital access to the U.S. Postal Bulletins & U.S. Postal Laws & Regulation (PL&R).
U.S. Postal Service The Postal Service-200+ years since Benjamin Franklin was appointed our first Postmaster General in 1775.
U.S. Revenues – What the R’s Are Resources for Scott-listed U.S. Revenue stamps, Civil War Revenue Stamped Paper, Private Die Proprietary, & Tax-Paid Issues.
United Postal Stationery Society – UPSS Society of philatelists devoted to the collection, research, & promotion of World Wide Postal Stationery.
United States Stamps Society – USSS Resource for postage & revenue stamped paper produced for use in the U.S & U.S. administered areas.
Universal Ship Cancellation Society – USCS Resource for the history of naval vessels, naval postal markings, & other postal documents involving U.S. Navy & other maritime organizations of the world.
Vincent Graves Greene Philatelic Research Foundation Resources to encourage and promote research in the fields of Canadian philately & postal history.
Virtual Stamp Club Resources for Philately – Bookstore, Links, Article Archives, Blog, etc.
Westfield Stamp Club Estab. in 1961 to promote the enjoyment of philately among stamp collectors of Union County, New Jersey, and the surrounding areas.