With nearly 34,000 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.
The Carriers & Locals Society
The Collectors Club of N.Y.
Founded in 1896, the Club counted among its members the leading — even legendary — names in philately. Today’s membership is no exception and includes some of the hobby’s best-known collectors, exhibitors, and authors. The vast majority of the group, however, are “regular” collectors who have one thing in common — a thirst to share their enjoyment of the hobby and a desire to learn more about collecting among others who take philately seriously.
The physical “heart” is the Club’s landmark five-story brownstone, designed by famed architect Stanford White, located at 35th Street & Madison Avenue in New York City. A $1 million renovation was completed in 2001 to ensure that the Clubhouse will meet the needs now and well into the future. While the majority of their members are from the Tri-State area, others come from throughout the U.S. and many foreign countries.
At most meetings one can hear a very interesting presentation by a guest or member on a topic related to nineteenth century U.S. philately. They generally send out photocopies of some of the presentation material a short time after the meeting. Occasionally, they have a “show and tell” discussion or ask members to put together a one-frame exhibit of their favorite material.
Meets the second Friday of every month, at a member’s home for a “light dinner,” philatelic banter, followed by presentation and discussion of a topic usually of US classic interest.
Additionally, they meet every year at NAPEX and welcome all attending members to join us for no host cocktails, dinner, and participation in our meeting at the McLean Hilton – the site for NAPEX.
Subjects reflect member interests; consequently, they have included Exhibiting, Show & Tell, Restoration & Preservation, Mail via Inland Waterways, the Civil War, Economic Aspects of Collecting, Proprietary Revenue Stamps and similar topics in their agenda.
A Group of Collectors interested in 19th Century U.S. stamps & covers – Contact Bill Schultz or Mark Schwartz for more information. Meet quarterly for an update on each others’ activities and for a presentation and discussion of a topic of U.S. classic interest.