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.
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.
Questions of membership can be addressed to: MembershipChairman@uspcs.org
Applicants shall remit the Membership Application with the amount indicated below in the fee schedule. Our membership year runs from July 1st to June 30th.
If you join between July 1 and March 31, you will be sent all the back issues of the Chronicle for that membership year. You will be sent a dues notice for the following year in early May.
If you join between April 1 and June 30, the dues will apply to the next membership year. Your access to the website will be granted immediately, but your Chronicle subscription will begin with the August issue.
An applicant whose mailing address is outside the U.S. zip code delivery areas must pay international member rates, which include a $16.00 surcharge to cover additional mailing costs. International members may waive the receipt of hard copies of the Chronicle and save $16 per year. The Web Chronicle appears in the members’ area of the Society website about 30 days after publication.
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. 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.
NOTE: International Life Memberships are available at $1,000.00, plus an annual additional charge for international airmail service. This cost is currently $16/year, but will continue to be billed at our actual cost if and when the United States Postal Service (USPS) increases their rates. You may waive the receipt of hard copies of the Chronicle and save $16 per year. The Web Chronicle appears in the members’ area of the Society website about 30 days after publication.
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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.
International members may waive the receipt of hard copies of the Chronicle and save $16 per year. The Web Chronicle appears in the members’ area of the Society website about 30 days after publication.
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.