So why delay? Join the Helvetia Philatelic Society today!
Please download and complete the application form and send it with a cheque or pay via BACS.
You will start receiving the Newsletter immediately and we will email you the current year’s Newsletters.
There are approximately 160 members based in the United Kingdom, with many others living overseas. The Society holds regular meetings in Salisbury and Halifax, and holds an annual Philatelic Weekend, which has proved to be very popular.
Member’s interests are varied: many specialise in stamps; some are interested in postal history (e.g. early postal routes and postmarks), others collect Cinderella material, such as Swiss Revenues, Hotel Post, and Switzerland’s Soldier Stamps. Many members also have an interest in the country itself and collect on the basis of a theme.
The Society publishes a monthly Newsletter that, over a period of time, builds into an extensive library containing information about Swiss philately and about the country in general. Members can place small adverts here if there is something they particularly want, or if they have material surplus to requirement. Dealers of Swiss philatelic material may also advertise in the Newsletter, for a small fee.
Members have access to an excellent Library from which books, magazines and philatelic journals may be borrowed. Much of the library stock has been obtained from sources in mainland Europe, with the result that many items are written in either German or French. Some of these have been translated and published in the Newsletter, others, due to copyright regulations, have not.
Some information is restricted to “members only” , this can range from special presentations and meetings to access to restricted items.
Sales packets, containing stamps, covers and cards are circulated to members from September through to the following June. There are opportunities to buy material at attractive prices, well below those normally charged on the open market.