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

Applicants shall remit the Membership Application with the amount indicated below. These fees are prorated based on the Societies membership year (July – June).

An applicant whose mailing address is outside the U.S. zip code delivery areas must pay international member rates, which include a $14.00 surcharge to cover additional mailing costs. The column headed “First Chronicle” indicates the first issue of our quarterly magazine each new member will receive.

Application Received by USPCS Membership
Fees ($ U.S.)
  U.S.A. Int’l  
May, June, July $27.50 $41.50 August
August, September, October $23.00 $37.00 November
November, December, January $18.50 $32.50 February
February, March, April $14.00 $28.00 May

Membership Fee Schedule

Membership is open to all persons of good character. The Society is a non-profit organization. The Society operates on a membership year running from July 1 to June 30. An Applicants initial membership fee is pro-rated on a quarterly basis. Members, in good standing of the American Philatelic Society (APS) may be admitted without furnishing further references. Others shall submit two philatelic trade references. Members of the The U.S. Philatelic Classics Society, Inc. may be used in place of trade references.

Annual Dues – Payable July 1 ($U.S.)
Regular $27.50
Life Memberships $600.00
International $41.50

NOTE: International Life Memberships are available at $600.00, plus an annual additional charge for international airmail service. This cost is currently $14/year, but will continue to be billed at our actual cost if and when the United States Postal Service (USPS) increases their rates.

Multi-Year Membership Fees Schedule
Regular-U.S. $27.50 $52.50 $77.50 $102.50 $127.50
Regular-International $41.50 $80.50 $119.50 $158.50 $197.50

A multiple year membership will protect you against dues increases. However, should international airmail rates increase, we regret that we must bill the additional postage at our cost.

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.