Application Submission

The Society is happy to announce that prospective members can click below, fill out an application on-line, and make their remittance to the Society using Paypal.

Online Membership Application Form

(Preferred Method for Rapid Processing)


If you prefer, you can print and complete the form below and mail your Check or Money Order, payable to the “The U.S. Philatelic Classics Society, Inc.” to Rob Lund, Membership Chair, 2913 Fulton St., Everett, WA 98201-3733.

PDF Membership Application

Questions of membership can be addressed to:

Membership Provisions

Membership is open to all persons of good character. The Society is a non-profit organization. Current members of the American Philatelic Society (APS) need not supply further references. Others shall submit two philatelic trade references. Members of the U.S. Philatelic Classics Society, Inc. may be used in place of trade references.

The Society’s membership year commences July 1 and ends June 30. Statements for membership fees are sent in early May of each year and fees are payable each July 1.

Applicants shall remit the Membership application with the amount indicated in the fee schedule set out below.
Applicants who join between July 1 and March 31 will be sent all back issues of the Chronicle for the membership year in which they are approved and will be obligated to pay dues for the membership year commencing on July 1 following their admission unless a multi-year membership is paid with the application.
Applicants who join between April 1 and June 30 will become members immediately upon approval and will have access to the Members’ Area of the Society’s website; but their dues payment remitted with the application will apply to the next membership year and their Chronicle subscription will begin with the August issue following their admission.

Membership Fee Schedule
Regular-U.S. $35 $70 $105 $140 $175
Regular-International $51 $102 $153 $204 $255

A multiple year membership will protect you against dues increases. However, international members please note that the international rate schedule set out above includes $16 annually for international postal service. If international postage rates increase, we reserve the right to bill the additional cost notwithstanding your pre-payment of membership fees and postage. International members may at any time choose to pay only the “Regular – U.S.” fee and waive the future receipt of hard copies of the Chronicle. The Web Chronicle appears in the members’ area of the Society website about 30 days after publication.

Life Memberships

Life Memberships are available for a payment of $1,000. International members please note that International Life Members are charged annually for the cost of international mail service. This cost currently is $16 per year but changes when the cost of international postage changes. International members may at any time choose to waive the future receipt of hard copies of the Chronicle and thereby avoid the cost of international postage. The $1000 fee can be paid over 6 months with three payments: $333, $333 and $334. The Web Chronicle appears in the members’ area of the Society website about 30 days after publication.

Membership Advantages

Close contact with a select group of collectors from all over the world. Many are experts in their particular fields of interest. A membership list is furnished to help you establish informative and mutually beneficial relationships.

Subscription to The Chronicle of the U.S. Classic Postal Issues. This journal, published quarterly, contains much new information resulting from research by Society members who are recognized specialists and students. The Chronicle is the only journal devoted exclusively to U.S. nineteenth century philately.

Subscription to the Chairman’s Chatter, a bulletin which chats informally about the activities of the Society and its members, and also provides information on seminars conducted around the country, plans for the future, names of new members, etc.

Access to the Members Domain, the Society’s online meeting place for sharing unpublished philatelic manuscripts, studies in progress, exhibits, and presentations. Special features of this site include the Web Chronicle from Issue No. 1 to current. They contain a wealth of information and Members are encouraged to Search and/or Browse these Issues. Other features are the Stamp and Cover Repository Analysis Program (S.C.R.A.P.), back issues of the Chairman’s Chatter, listings of earliest documented uses (EDUs), including scans of many of these rare covers, and more!

The Society occasionally sponsors philatelic publications which add materially to existing knowledge about early U.S. stamps and postal history.