Lilongwe Philatelic Society

Lilongwe Philatelic Society


The Lilongwe Philatelic Society was created by John Lanham, a Posts & Telecommunications worker who lived in Lilongwe. Although the society did not hold any meetings or events, it appears the main purpose was to create philatelic covers during the 1960’s in which Lanham believed would be superior to those issued by official postal authorities.

Originally, covers bore the emblem of the cockerel against a background of a rising sun. However, the postal authorities considered the emblem sacrosanct unto them and it was changed to a native drummer for future issues.

First Day Covers