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For Collectors of Postal Stationery Worldwide
No Matter What Their Area of Interest


The Postal Stationery Society welcomes you to our website. Please use the menu to the left to navigate. 

If you are not already a member and you collect postal stationery, no matter what country or area of interest, we recommend you to become a member of the Postal Stationery Society. Complete the Application Form to join today.

The May 2015 Postal Auction catalogue is now available to be downloaded. Go to Auctions.

The February 2015 Newsletter has now been sent out. Any member who has subscribed to the electronic version and has not yet received their copy should contact the Editor, John Barker - Email 


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Collect British Postal Stationery

by Alan Huggins & Colin Baker

A Simplified Listing of British Postal Stationery 1840 to 2007

Published by G. B. Philatelic Publications Ltd. on behalf of The Great Britain Philatelic Society and The Postal Stationery Society

Download amendments with the latest additions (March 2010)

This publication is designed to introduce the subject to collectors in a simplified way while retaining the established approach to the classification published previously (A. K. Huggins, British Postal Stationery, A Priced Handbook of the Postal Stationery of Great Britain, Great Britain Philatelic Society, 1970). The listings have been updated and to facilitate identification each section includes the relevant stamps and formats which are illustrated in colour.

This new listing of British postal stationery covers all issues from 1840 to the present day, including Post Office, Official and private items. It is illustrated in colour throughout with the lists clearly set out in a logical format so that collectors can easily identify items in their possession. The 14 page introduction gives a definition of, and a brief history of the development of postal stationery, with details of how the listing has been constructed. In most cases prices are given against items for mint and used condition, unless there are too few items on the market for realistic prices to be given.

Size A4, hardback and jacketed, 151 pp. Colour illustrations throughout. Published 2007.

This book is now out of print and no further copies are available from stock. At present the Society is unable to help with supplying a copy of this book. It is suggested you search on line, there are always several booksellers offering secondhand copies of the book.

Book review by Professor Iain Stevenson, FRPSL



17 August 2013: October 2013 Auction Catalogue added

12 August 2013: Updated Library List

11 February 2013: Content of the February issue of PS Journal

18 November 2012: Next years Society Meetings

18 November 2012: Content of the November issue of PS Journal 

26 August 2012: Content of the August issue of PS Journal

22 May 2012: Content of the May issue of PS Journal

16 February 2012: Content of the February issue of PS Journal

23 December 2011: Merry Christmas to all members! And please remember to pay for your 2012 membership!

19 November 2011: Overseas members can now pay membership fee via PayPal. See Application Form

17 November 2011: Content of the November issue of PS Journal

22 October 2011: The winning exhibit of the Tony Chilton Competition at the 2011 Society AGM: New Zealand PTPO Envelopes by Stephen Schumann, USA

10 October 2010: Postal Stationery Exhibit Results from Portugal 2010

18 May 2010: Postal Stationery Exhibit Results from London 2010

18 March 2010: Amendments to the British Postal Stationery Catalogue

1 June 2009: Palmares for Postal Stationery Exhibits at the Bulgaria 2009 Exhibition

27 April 2009: Palmares for Postal Stationery Exhibits at the China 2009 Exhibition

28 March 2009: Eight new links added to postal stationery exhibits on the internet

13 March 2009: New links added to postal stationery websites on the internet

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 Last updated: 17 August 2013