Useful Links

British Societies

  • The Great Britain Philatelic Society promotes the study of the stamps of Great Britain.
  • The National Philatelic Society is one of the largest general philatelic societies in Great Britain whose members are drawn from throughout the UK and Overseas. They have an extensive philatelic library that has an online search facility.
  • The New Zealand Society of Great Britain promotes the study of the stamps and postal history of New Zealand and its Dependencies. There is an associated site New Zealand Stamp Images about postal history and with scans of New Zealand stamp and airmail covers .
  • The British Air Mail Society (formerly British Aerophilatelic Federation) publishes Air Mail News four times a year and has regular auctions.
  • The British Postmark Society exists to promote and to co-ordinate the study and collection of British postal markings, particularly of the 20th and 21st centuries.
  • The British Thematic Association has the objective: "to promote, encourage and assist the development of Thematic Philately".
  • The Modern British Philatelic Circle covers all aspects of modern GB philately dealing with all stamps and related material issued since the beginning of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.
  • The Scottish Postal History Society studies Scottish Postal History in all its aspects, from the earliest times to the present day.
  • The objects of the Postal History Society are the promotion and encouragement of the study of postal communications, local, national and international.
  • The Malaya Study Group promotes the study of the stamps and postal history of the States of Malaya.
  • The West Africa Study Circle is the international specialist society for the study of stamps, postal stationery and postal history of West Africa.



  • Robert Murray Stamp Shop in Edinburgh claims to be Scotland's best stocked stamp shop. They have regular auctions. Their site is a useful starting point to other philatelic sites in Scotland.
  • Buchanan Street Stamps is Glasgow's stamp shop. It has recently moved to West Nile Street.

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