About the American Philatelic Society

The American Philatelic Center

About APS

With members in more than 110 countries, the APS is the largest, non-profit organization for stamp collectors in the world. Founded in 1886, the APS serves collectors, educators, postal historians, and the general public by providing a wide variety of programs and services.

The Society is entirely supported by membership dues, gifts, and the sale of publications, specialty items, and services.

Membership in the American Philatelic Society offers a wide variety of benefits and services, including the monthly journal, The American Philatelist. We invite you to apply for membership today.

Our Mission

  • To promote stamp collecting for people of all ages
  • To offer services to its membership and to philately in general, including knowledge and education, which enhance the pleasure and friendliness of stamp collecting
  • To initiate and coordinate new programs for the benefit of stamp collecting and of all collectors
  • To represent the United States of America in the world body of philately
  • To assist its members in acquiring and disposing of philatelic materials


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