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 


The National PS'
Stamp Lover Magazine

What's in the current issue

To advertise - click here

Current Literature Sale

Next auction catalogue

(Founded in 1966)

Thatcham, Berks

10am - 4pm

click here for details

National Philatelic Society Country Meeting

 with displays by Members 

is being held at WESTBEX starting at 1.30 pm

Visitors welcome

London is to host an international stamp exhibition in 2015, 
from 13 to 16 May.

The venue will be the Business Design Centre in London’s Islington
click here for details


Why not send for either or both of these  -

"Stamp Collecting Starts Here"

"Stamp Lover Special Centenary Issue"

For information please click here


Last updated 23rd February 2015


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