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?


The Annual General Meeting will be held at 0930 on Sunday 26 September 2021 during the conference at the Abbey Hotel in Redditch. It will cover two years. Will members having matters for consideration at the A.G.M. please send them to the Honorary Secretary, Steve Ellis, at least twenty-eight days prior to the date of the meeting, along with the names of the proposer and seconder of any formal motion. Copies of the agenda for the meeting will also be available from the Secretary.


Midpex 3rd July and York 15 July are to go ahead, with social distancing.

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.
Join Us
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.