Spotlight on Societies: American Philatelic Society


 “American Philatelic Society Town Hall”

OVERVIEW OF ORGANIZATION: With members in more than 110 countries, the American Philatelic Society (APS) is the largest, non-profit organization for stamp collectors in the world. Founded in 1886 and with its headquarters in a renovated historic match factory in Victorian Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, the APS serves collectors, educators, postal historians, and the general public by providing a wide variety of programs and services. The mission of the APS is primarily to promote stamp collecting for people of all ages as well as to offer services to its membership and to philately in general, including knowledge and education, which enhance the pleasure and friendliness of stamp collecting. Additionally, the APS initiates and coordinates new programs for the benefit of stamp collecting and of all collectors; it represents the United States of America in the world body of philately; and finally the APS assists its members in acquiring and disposing of philatelic materials.

Membership in the APS offers a wide variety of benefits and services, including the monthly journal, The American Philatelist. If not a member already, we invite you to apply for membership today by visiting our website at or by visiting our booth at the show for more information.

DESCRIPTION OF PRESENTATION: Scott English, Executive Director of the American Philatelic Society (APS) invites you to join him for an APS Town Hall.” As the largest non-profit organization devoted to stamp collecting and postal history in the world, the Town Hall promises attendees the opportunity to hear about important updates and highlights from the APS in 2021 as well as plans for 2022 and beyond. As time permits following the presentation, attendees will be afforded the opportunity to comment and ask questions of our presenter. The Town Hall is open to everyone so plan to take the time to hear what’s happening and still to come at the APS.