Links to Other Sites of Graphics Philately Interest
Website for the American Philatelic Society (APS). With 50,000+ members in more than
110 countries, the APS is the largest, nonprofit society in the world for stamp collectors. It is
supported entirely by membership dues, gifts, and the sale of its publications and services.
Founded in 1886, the APS is now in its second century of service to stamp collectors and
Website for the American Topical Association. Topical, or thematic, stamp collecting is the
fastest-growing arm of the stamp-collecting hobby today. The American Topical Association
serves members in 90 countries. It is the largest philatelic society devoted to a specific
phase of stamp collecting. Organized in 1949, the ATA has over 50 years of service to its
members. The ATA is the best source of information, fellowship and inspiration in the
Website for the U.S. Philatelic Classics Society is the successor of "The Three Cent 1851-57
Unit" (Unit Number 11) of the American Philatelic Society. Since its founding, the Society has broadened its scope to include postal issues and postal history from the Stampless era up to
the Bureau Issues through the Columbian issues. Members include both collectors and
students. Some members have been students for more than 50 years; others for only a short
time. Many have written articles that have been published in our award winning quarterly
magazine, The Chronicle of the U.S. Classic Postal Issues, and in other publications.
Website for the Old World Archaeological Study Unit, which is a thematic stamp collecting
group that collects and studies postage stamps related to archaeology (and cultural
anthropology for spice) from the stone age to the beginnings of recorded history. As the
OWASU website notes, they're "collectors with a passion for history and small bits of paper
that take them on their mind's journey to ancient and mysterious places foreign, far and
Website for the Philatelic Society of Lancaster County (the James Buchanan Chapter #173 of the American Philatelic Society and
Chapter 118 of the American Topical Association). The PSLC began as the Lancaster Stamp Club in March 1929 with fifteen charter members meeting in the Science Building at Franklin & Marshall College.
Website for the Empire State Postal History Society whose mission is to advance the knowledge of the postal history of the State of New York by means of educational and historical research; to acquire and disseminate through publications, exhibitions or otherwise information relative to the organization and development of post offices and postal systems in the State of New York.