Join us on December 3rd as we bring stamp collecting to future generations with StampsTeach.

What is StampsTeach?

The StampsTeach program connects educators across the country with materials to bring the excitement of stamp collecting to K-12 students. A single package of StampsTeach materials includes stamps, a theme reader, stamp albums, worksheets, and access to free online lessons. Learn more about the StampsTeach program here.

How can I get involved for Giving Tuesday?

On Giving Tuesday, the APS wants to bring StampsTeach to 200 new classrooms. Every donation brings us closer to that goal.


It only takes $25 to bring stamp collecting and education to a classroom of K-12 students. When you donate $25 or more, you will have the opportunity to name a school to receive your gift.

We welcome donors to donate to StampsTeach now, but encourage you to count down with us to December 3rd when you can donate to StampsTeach and designate a school of your choice to receive a StampsTeach package! Let’s work together to match dollar for dollar of our matching donors to raise $5,000.

Support the American Philatelic Society

Donations to the American Philatelic Society (APS) and/or the American Philatelic Library (APRL) helps us to serve the needs of the current membership, supports development of new collectors, and helps provide a better future for the hobby. Learn more...

Financial Support

Financial Support

Gifts of cash are the easiest and most direct way to give and are tax deductible. There are several ways to make a gift of cash.

Ways to Donate

There are many ways to give to the APS or APRL, and our Development Office looks forward to working with you to giving opportunities that are right for you.
Estate Planning

Estate Planning

We have provided guidance for those who are looking for help with an inherited collection and steps collectors can take now to prepare their heirs.


Volunteering is the perfect way to feel connected to your hobby.  They have become a vital part of our daily operations and with our show participation, youth programs and more.

Support through Membership - Provide that special friend or family member with many hours of enjoyment throughout the coming year. Membership in the American Philatelic Society includes a subscription to our 100-page monthly magazine, The American Philatelist; access to our Internet Sales Unit at; availability to mail sales circuits; stamp insurance; specialized library services; educational programs; and so much more. Learn more...

Catherine's StampsTeach Story

"This program prompted a student to start a stamp collection. She is fascinated by the diversity and origin of the stamps which enhance her interest in history. She values the stamps more now when she receives letters from her domestic and international pen pals. –Catherine K. "

Support Through Sharing

Share your #GivingStory and invite your friends to support StampsTeach on #GivingTuesday on Decemeber 3rd



Use the form below to start your donation.

Mighty Buck Club

Mighty Buck Club
The Mighty Buck Club provides an affordable opportunity to make a BIG difference at the APS and the APRL services.

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Great American Stamp Show

Hartford, Connecticut | August 20-23, 2020