American Philatelic Society Membership

American Philatelic Society Membership is our May 25th blog post today with encouraging us to join them with a great way to expand stamp knowledge.

You know that famous line from the scene towards the end of the Tom Cruise movie, “Jerry Maguire” and she tells him:  You had me at “hello”. —  Those were my thoughts yesterday when seeing the envelope from the American Philatelic Society letter along with brochure and application inviting me to join – just looking at the envelope included five of the ten special stamps from 1973 celebrating Postal Service Employees; I’ve included a photo of them below at the bottom of today’s blog post.

American Philatelic Society Membership

Image from American Philatelic Society Membership page
The APS site shares: “No matter what you collect, the APS will help you gain more enjoyment from the hobby!”

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.

“Founded in 1886, the APS serves collectors, educators, postal historians, and the general public by providing a wide variety of programs and services.”

“Whether you are a beginning collector or have collected for years, we welcome you to join the more than 31,000 members of the APS.  Joining the APS provides services and educational opportunities to broaden your interests and enhance your collecting enjoyment!”

American Philatelic Society Membership includes: Stamp Store, Mail Sales Circuits, Expertizing, Quick I.D., The American Philatelist – Full-color, 100-page monthly magazine, Insurance, Online Members Only Area, Library, Exhibitions, Learning Opportunities, Publications, Translations, and Member Disputes.

Beginning Saturday the World Stamp Show-NY 2016 show begins with their once-a-decade event.  The American Philatelic Society is one of the sponsors, along with the United States Postal Service, and the American Stamp Dealers Association, Under the Patronage of the FIP and FIAF.

Thank you for joining me today and here’s to wishing you a great Wednesday.  If  you are finding it very hectic getting everything done prior to the upcoming Memorial Day Holiday weekend I hope you will pause and enjoy exploring their website.    Enjoy!


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Attribution & Thank you to the following who are referenced today American Philatelic Society Membership

Excerpt and image above from  Membership page for the American Philatelic Society @APS_stamps

American Philatelic Society Membership

Image shown upper left is of the 1972 8c Stamp Collecting Commemorative Issue #1474 as shown on USStampGallery web site “This is one of a number of stamps issued by this country to publicize the hobby of stamp collecting. …”

Image shown right is of the American Philatelic Society Membership Package I received in the mail yesterday, May 24, 2016

Image below #1489-98 – 1973 8c Postal Service Employees on “To highlight “Postal Week,” ten special stamps were issued in 1973 “designed to emphasize to the American people the important duties performed by the men and women” who are employed by the United States Postal Service. …”



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