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**** November 2020 — The next AHPS member meeting will be held Friday November 19th at 8pm NY time. Please hold the date and bring something from your Swiss collection you’d like to share! Connection information will be sent to all members shortly before the gathering.
**** November 2020 — A new addition to our Swiss Philatelic Resources just in. The Postage Stamps of Switzerland”, 1843 – 1862, Mirabaud and De Reuterskiöld 1899, 260 pages, English. A special thank you to Richard Frajola for making this document available.
**** June 2020 — Due to cancellation of the Boxborough show, AHPS’ next convention will take place at WESTPEX, April 23-25, 2021 in San Francisco. For more information about the show, please visit www.westpex.com
The American Helvetia Philatelic Society (AHPS) is the largest group of collectors of Swiss stamps outside Switzerland. The current organization dates from 1975 but traces its lineage to 1938, when six Swiss and three Americans founded the original Society for Collectors of Switzerland in Philadelphia.
Today the AHPS offers a full range of services to some 325 collectors and researchers located primarily in the United States, but also in Canada, Great Britain and Switzerland. Interests range from new issues, rarer stamps, errors, all the way to international exhibitions. The society is an important source of information and material on the stamps, postal history and philatelic literature of Helvetia, as this popular European country identifies itself on its stamps.
We offer a FREE introductory Swiss stamp album to help anyone interested in Swiss stamp collecting and Swisss culture. For more details and a link to the free download, please click here.
Please click here to download a PDF with details about our Guide to Swiss Stamps.
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