American Philatelic Society

Davidson's Stamp ServiceDavidson's Stamp Service
Match Factory Place
Bellefonte, PA
About APS

With nearly 32,000 members in more than 110 countries, the APS is the largest, non-profit organization for stamp collectors in the world. Founded in 1886, the APS serves collectors, educators, postal historians, and the general public by providing a wide variety of programs and services.

The Society is entirely supported by membership dues, gifts, and the sale of publications, souvenirs, and services.

Our Mission:

  • to promote stamp collecting for people of all ages
  • to offer services to its membership and to philately in general, including knowledge and education, which enhance the pleasure and friendliness of stamp collecting
  • to initiate and coordinate new programs for the benefit of stamp collecting and of all collectors
  • to represent the United States of America in the world body of philately
  • to assist its members in acquiring and disposing of philatelic materials

More About the Society

Services & Benefits



Strategic Plan


Meeting Minutes

Young Stamp Collectors of America

Financial Information

Rules & Regulations

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