Royal Philatelic Society London

The Royal Philatelic Society London

The Royal Philatelic Society London, the oldest philatelic society in the world, was established in 1869 as The Philatelic Society, London, in the United Kingdom.

The Royal Philatelic Society London,
41 Devonshire Place,
London W1G 6JY

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7486 1044
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7486 0803

Registered Charity No. 286840
Open 9-30am-5pm Monday – Friday

The Society’s Aims

The principal objects of the Society are:

1. To promote, encourage and contribute to the advancement of the science and practice of philately.

2. To inform members of the Society on all matters affecting any of its objects by meetings, discussions, displays, lectures, correspondence or otherwise; to assist and carry out philatelic research, and to print, publish and issue such papers, periodicals, books, circulars or other literary matters in support of these objects.

3. To hold, either alone or jointly with others, promote, or subscribe, or assist with international or other philatelic exhibitions in the UK or elsewhere, and to offer and award prizes, medals or other recognition in connection with such exhibitions or for any literary work connected with philately.

4. To establish and maintain a library and collections of stamps, designs, proofs, essays and other articles of interest relating to any of the objects of the Society.