Collecting is for everyone!

There are as many facets of collecting as there are collectors, and each philatelist brings something wonderful to the hobby. APS membership grants access to services and programs for collectors at any step of their journey, regardless of collecting and research interests.

  • Curious about joining the APS? Learn more about what the APS is all about!
  • Gear up for StampEd! The new, free, digital-only magazine launches on February 15.*
  • New members can access and download the exclusive 2023 U.S. Stamp Issues album, now available.*
  • Current members - Did you know you can earn money by recruiting new members? Check out the Membership Matters campaign to learn more

*Above benefits are also available for all current members.

We invite you to join

Whether you are a beginning collector or have collected for years, we welcome you to join the more than 25,000 members of the American Philatelic Society.

APS member benefits include:

  • A subscription to The American Philatelist — 100-page monthly magazine.
  • Access to an online members-only area and educational opportunities that will broaden your interests and enhance your collecting enjoyment.
  • Comprehensive solutions for buying and selling philatelic materials.
  • Discounts on purchases, publications, insurance and more.
  • See all membership benefits.

Still Have Questions?

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To complete an online application, you will be required to establish a user account or log-in if already established. A printable version of the membership application is available here. It can be emailed to [email protected]



Annual Membership Rates:

Our membership year runs from January 1 through December 31.  Applicants for membership will have their first year’s dues prorated, based on the quarter in which their application is received.  See Applicant Rates.

Regular Membership

Receive all APS member benefits, The American Philatelist delivered to your home by mail each month, and access to all online digital issues (including archives).

  • U.S. members pay $45 annually.
  • Canada members pay $55 annually.
  • Foreign members pay $65 annually.

Online Membership

Receives all APS member benefits and has access to all online digital issues only (including archives) of The American Philatelist.
Pay $45 now $35 annually.
*Cannot be combined with other offers.

Associate Membership

Available only to spouses or a dependent under the age of 18 at the same address as a regular or life member. Online access to the magazine only.
Pay $25.00 annually.

Life Membership

  • Age 18 through 39 – U.S. $1,475.00
  • Age 40 through 54 – U.S. 1,275.00
  • Age 55 through 64 – U.S. 1,075.00
  • Age 65 and older – U.S. $750.00

All other countries receive the same life rates, but receive The American Philatelist exclusively online.