South African Collectors Society

South Africa Collectors Society




The South African Collectors’ website was established in 2014 and is an active organization of over 140 members. The object of this website is to make the collecting of South African philately interesting and informative.

This website was created, and is maintained constantly, by a Professional Philatelist who is a keen member of the Society.

Members Services

  • Quarterly journal, The Springbok
  • News Section
  • How to identify Union Pictorial Definitives
  • Meetings and events
  • Hosts two philatelic weekends
  • Auctions
  • Library Service
  • Articles and Research
  • Publications
  • Society Packets

Membership: South Africa Collectors Society Membership

West Africa Study Circle

West Africa Study Circle




Established in 1950, the West Africa Study Circle is the international specialist society for the study of stamps, postal stationery and postal history of West Africa. It originated from small specialist groups which already existed and has undergone several expansions of scope.

The following philatelic areas are the ones covered in the most depth:

  • Ascension
  • Tristan Da Cuhna
  • Gough Is
  • Nigeria
  • Cameroons
  • St Helena
  • Gambia
  • Sierra Leone
  • Gold Coast & Ghana
  • Togo

Additionally, several other areas are also included: British Postal Agencies on Madeira, Tenerife. St Vincent (Cape Verde Islands) and Fernando Po. Study dates from the earliest times and includes military campaigns, maritime, censorship and airmails.

Members Services

  • Publication of the circle’s Journal, Cameo and associated papers
  • Twice yearly meetings
  • Twice yearly conferences
  • Postal auctions
  • Other publications, and
  • Library (UK members only).

Membership: WASG Membership


Philatelic Society for Greater Southern Africa

Philatelic Society for Greater Southern Africa




The Philatelic Society For Greater Southern Africa focuses upon all philatelic areas related to the following past and present stamp-issuing entities and areas:

  • Anglo-Boer War
  • The Bechuanalands
  • Botswana
  • British Central Africa
  • Cape of Good Hope
  • Griqualand East/West
  • The Homelands
  • The Interprovisional Period
  • Lesotho
  • Local Posts
  • Malawi
  • Namibia
  • Natal
  • New Republic
  • Nyasaland
  • Orange Free State/Colony
  • The Pre-Adhesive Period
  • The Rhodesias
  • South West Africa (German & British Periods)
  • Stellaland
  • Swaziland
  • Transvaal
  • Union/Republic of South Africa
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe, and
  • Zululand.


To promote appreciation, understanding, increased knowledge and camaraderie through the mutual sharing of information and materials on the philately of greater southern Africa.

Membership Services

  • 3 issues of the journal Forerunners
  • Translation of philatelic items
  • International representatives
  • Question and answer with an expert panel
  • Library and archives service
  • Publications program
  • Auctions
  • Free Downloads of publications

Membership: PSGSA Membership Application


Egypt Study Circle

Egypt Study Circle


Egypt Study Circle


The Egypt Study Circle (ESC) was formed in 1935 and currently has around 200 members worldwide. It welcomes all philatelists who share a love of Egyptian postal history.


Egypt Study Circle Circular 2011


  • Bi-monthly meetings in London on the second Saturday of alternate months.
  • Two members-only auctions each year.
  • Quarterly Circular published four times a year.
  • Member’s Library (UK Only)
  • Website to assist philatelists with collecting Egyptian postal history.


Membership: ESC Membership

American Philatelic Society



Founded in 1886, the American Philatelic Society (APS) is the largest, non-profit organization for stamp collectors in the world. With nearly 32,000 members in more than 110 countries, it serves its members with a wide variety of programs and services, including educators, postal historians, and the general public.

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

APS Mission

  • Promote stamp collecting for people of all ages
  • Offer services to its membership and to philately in general, including knowledge and education, which enhance the pleasure and friendliness of stamp collecting
  • Initiate and coordinate new programs for the benefit of stamp collecting and of all collectors
  • Represent the United States of America in the world body of philately, and
  • Assist its members in acquiring and disposing of philatelic materials.

APS Services


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