****** News ******
New Chat Boards added.
**** 2022 Stamp Show and AHPS Meetings
18-22 May – Some of us are OFF TO Lugano next week for Helvetia 2022! Feedback on our return.
**** General Membership meeting videos available online
May 7, 2022 – here – presentation on family and stamp history
April 2, 2022 – here – discussion of various member items
March 5, 2022 – here – focus on St. Louis Stamp Expo exhibits
January 8 – here Swiss stamp catalogs – by Rudy Caduff
December 4 – here Swiss stamp expertising
November 11 – here George Struble’s “Airmail to the US” rate study
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 Swiss 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.
Please direct any questions about Swiss stamps, Swiss postage, Swiss stamp collections, specific rare stamps, evenly simply old stamps to our Chat Board.
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