Welcome to UK Philately

                                                                                                   Stamp Collecting plus much, much more!

This stamp site is sponsored and run by the National Philatelic Society, London, United Kingdom 
to promote our hobby  


Why not advertise in Stamp Lover - the magazine of the National Philatelic Society, first published in 1908? 
Click here for details.

The National Philatelic Society (NPS)

Welcome to UK Philately
Introducing Philately in the UK
See stamps
postal history



PHILATELY is a fancy name for a great hobby and we'd like to introduce you to the UK Philately website..

As these pages seek to explain, we are not just talking about stamp collecting, but  postal history, thematics, social philately and much more. 

For over a hundred years the National Philatelic Society has worked to encourage the hobby and in

 presenting this site our aim is to help you whether you are

         Thinking of taking up the hobby for the first time

         Returning to the hobby

         An existing collector looking for information   

......and this site is not just about helping you with what and how to collect  

Our aim is also to show you the many ways in which you can enjoy the hobby                                   
 -  Working on your collection in your own home 
 -  Sharing the hobby with others in a local, national or specialist society 

 -  Enjoying philatelic displays and/or giving displays yourself
 - Taking an active role in organised philately 

 -  Competing at local, national or international level
 -  Researching your subject 
 -  Writing on philately  etc etc. 

In terms of enjoyment and interest the hobby has a great deal to offer and at the end of the day it's what you want to do that counts -  you can to take it as far as you wish. 

So please click here read on and enjoy!  

The links that formerly appeared on the Home Page, can now be found under Find out More 



What's in the current issue

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Current Literature Sale

Next auction catalogue

Stamp & Coin Fair

 The Racecourse
YO23 1EX

Friday 15 July 2022
(10am – 5pm)
Saturday16 July 2022 (10am – 4pm)

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28th September  to 1st October 2022

Business Design Centre
52 Upper Street
Islington Green

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Why not send for either or both of these  -

"Stamp Collecting Starts Here"

"Stamp Lover Special Centenary Issue"

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Last updated 10 August 2022  














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