Club and Organization Sites

There are numerous other stamp clubs in and around the lower mainland of BC. Here are a few (click on the names to go directly to their web sites):

There are also many organizations both in Canada and other countries devoted to stamp collecting. Again, here are some of the more important ones (click on the names for direct links to web sites):

  • Royal Philatelic Society of Canada - Canada's national society for philatelists (stamp collectors, enthusiasts and aficionados). The RPSC speaks for all Canadian collectors at provincial, federal and international levels of philately and is a member of the Fédération Internationale de Philatélie (F.I.P.) and the Federation Inter-Americana de Filatelia (F.I.A.F.).

  • British North America Philatelic Society - The British North America Philatelic Society Ltd. - BNAPS - is an international organization (founded 1943) devoted to the collecting and study of the stamps, markings, and postal history of Canada and the pre-confederation colonies of British North America (British Columbia, Canada, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island).

  • American Philatelic Society - With nearly 28,000 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.

  • American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors - The American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors exists to share and discuss ideas and techniques for improving standards of exhibit preparation, judging, and the management of exhibitions.

  • American Topical Association - The American Topical Association (ATA) was founded in 1949 and is now the largest philatelic society devoted specifically to topical stamp collecting. Serving almost 3,000 members worldwide, they pride themelves in being the best source of information, fellowship and authority in this field.