Thursday, August 28, 2008

New APS Affiliates

Two national philatelic groups have become active affiliates of the American Philatelic Society.

The Methodist Philatelic Society (MPS) was founded in September 1970 in the United Kingdom for the study and encouragement of philately associated with Methodism and the Methodist contribution to United Churches and ecumenical activities worldwide.

Annual membership dues are $20.

Members receive four illustrated copies of the Methodist Philatelic Society Newsletter annually.

For additional information, click here.

The Mourning Stamps & Covers Club (MSCC) was organized in 2006. The club’s purpose is to study, identify and list mourning stamps and covers, and to facilitate their exchange among members.

Mourning covers were popular in the late 19th to the mid 20th century, as were stamps which were edged in black to mark the death of a variety of leaders and notables.

The MSCC publishes a quarterly journal, Mourning Notes, and works to develop and provide lists of what exists, to offer discounts on relevant literature, and to organize periodic meetings at national stamp shows.

Annual dues are $15. Applications for membership may be sent to Jim Bailey, P.O. Box 937, Brownwood, TX 76804, or e-mail

Click here for a searchable list of active APS affiliates.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM