Welcome to the Postal History Society
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We exist to promote and encourage the study of postal communications, local, national and international. Why not join us?
Our History and Aims
On 26th September 1936, at the suggestion of Fred Melville, a group of eminent philatelists met at the offices of Robson Lowe. By a unanimous decision The Postal History Society was formed.
What is Postal History?
Postal History is the story of written global communication in every form. Clay tablets, papyrus and parchment were the forerunners of today's e-mail and world wide web.
If the study of Postal History appeals to you, why not join us? Full details of how to do that are on the Membership page.
The Gilbert Cup
The Society Cup
The President's Prize
Programme of Events
The Society holds meetings at various locations around the UK at which Members and guests are most welcome.
The Society runs an annual auction which is normally held on the Sunday afternoon of the Conference.