Rewards of Membership
The American Philatelic Society, the largest stamp collecting organization in the world, has something for every collector. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced philatelist, membership in the APS will help you grow your knowledge and your enjoyment of the hobby. Since 1886, APS members have shared their experience with stamps and postal history, as well as their lifelong accumulations, with fellow collectors around the world. Along the way, these collectors have built friendships to last a lifetime.
The APS focuses on making stamp collecting an experience to be savored by all collectors. Membership in the Society is an easy and certain way to enhance your philatelic experience. The benefits described below offer APS members ways to grow their knowledge, expand their collections and connect with other resources in the hobby. Click here to join today.
APS Member Dealers are listed with full contact information on Stamps.org. These dealers offer a variety of services and adhere to the APS Code of Ethics.
Hundreds of local stamp clubs have joined with the APS as Chapters and nearly 200 groups are APS Affiliates. These organizations understand the importance of the philatelic experience and stand ready to help you expand your collecting horizons.
APS members enjoy access to the world’s largest collection of global philatelic literature. Nearly three miles of shelf space and an extensive digital library of material make the American Philatelic Research Library the most comprehensive resource for philatelic content.
A mission founded on education makes the APS a lifelong resource for every collector. Whether you need beginner tips or are conducting groundbreaking research, the APS Education Department offers a variety of useful programs.
Estate planning services from the APS helps collectors and their heirs plan for a legacy in philately. Members have access to advice on planning for the future of their collections, while families can rely on a trustworthy resource for preserving a lifetime’s memories.
APS members have access to the Translation Committee – a group of collectors experienced it the translation of philatelic materials. Translation services are very affordable and open an even broader array of learning materials.