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? 
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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 



The National PS'
Stamp Lover Magazine


What's in the current issue

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Stamp & Coin Fair
 The Racecourse
YO23 1EX
Fri 19h - Sat 20
January 2024

click here for details


Stafford Stamp Fair

Friday 10 November 2023
- Saturday 11 November 2023

Ingestre suite at the Staffordshire Country Showground

Stafford Stamps and Postal History Fair

click here for details

The 2023 Salisbury Stamp & Postcard Show

Five Rivers Leisure Centre, 
Hulse Road Salisbury SP1 3NR

Friday 13th October
10am to 5.00pm
Saturday 14th October
10am to 3.30pm

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Philatelic Society

32nd Annual Stamp Fair

Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th November 2023
Pudsey Civic Hall, Leeds, LS28 5TA







Last updated 10 October 2023  














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