Spotlight on Societies: U.S. Philatelic Classics Society


U.S. Philatelic Classics Society is a nonprofit association of people interested in the nineteenth century stamps and postal history of the United States. Our goal is to encourage philatelic research and the exchange of information among our members and other philatelic organizations. We welcome anyone interested in the classic era of United States philately to join.

Our website,, hosts extensive information of interest to classic-era philatelists, including censuses of classic postal history, a collection of award-winning exhibits, a large downloadable philatelic library, and other research material on classic philately.

The society publishes The Chronicle of the U.S. Classic Postal Issues, a full color, quarterly journal. For members, the entire text of all issues is downloadable from our website and is fully searchable. For non-members, all but the last five years are freely available.

The USPCS will sponsor two presentations at CAPEX of interest to BNA collectors.  David D’Alessandris will discuss “Canadian Interprovincial Mail via the United States” and Yamil Kouri will discuss “Steamship Mail Between Cuba and British North America.” The presentations will take place on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 2:00.