Helvetia Philatelic Society

for stamps and postal history of Switzerland

Founded over 70 years ago, we pride ourselves on being a friendly and welcoming society for collectors and students of Swiss stamps and postal history. Our membership is located both in the UK and throughout the world. Beginners and experts alike are welcome to join and participate in our activities. To find out more, click here.

What’s New

November / December 2021

We can continue to use the Scout Hall

The venue for the meetings on March 12th, June 11th and October  29th will be the same as before i.e. The Scout Hall, Lower Street, Harnham, Salisbury SP2 8HB

New dates – Online Helvetia Society meetings

Meetings 18.45 for 19.00

  • 23rd November 2021
  • 25th January 2022
  • 29th March 2022
  • 24th May 2022

These meeting will be hosted by our Chairman Bob Medland chairman@swiss-philately.co.uk. Members of the society will receive an email with an online link. If you are not a member of the Helvetia Society we welcome you to sample one of our meetings if you would like to do this please email Bob chairman@swiss-philately.co.uk

Short displays should be emailed at least 5 days in advance to Bob; ideally scan the item and send the scan to Bob. Also Bob welcomes longer displays using Powerpoint or simply scanned Pictures; they can be either be sent to Bob or Bob can allow you to share your screen on the day.

Upcoming National and International meetings

19 – 26th Feb LONDON 2022 (This International event is once every ten years).

Business Design Centre, Islington. Dealers and 3000 exhibition frames.   Do you have children or grandchildren interested in stamps? Stamp Active will be at London 2022 International Exhibition with free goodie bags for children and a range of free activities. 100 youngsters will receive a £20 in vouchers to spend with dealers at the Show.

 Has any member of the Helvetia Society had an entry accepted, if so please let me know and I will post the title of your entry on our website.

22-23 April 2022 Scottish Congress / National Exhibition

The 91st Scottish Annual Congress will take place at the Dewars Centre, Perth. The hosts will be the Perth Philatelic Society. Rev. J. Colin Caske will act as President.

18 – 22 May Helvetia 2022 Lugano

The first Swiss International Stamp Exhibition for more than fifty years will be held in beautiful Lugano next to its eponymous lake in the Canton of Ticino. It will be held at Padiglione Conza, Lugano’s fairground and convention centre, which has space for approximately 2000 exhibition frames. Fine wines, good food, a stunning setting, and just over an hour by train from Milan, makes it well worth a short break to include the exhibition.

Has any member of the Helvetia Society had an entry accepted, if so please let me know and I will post the title of your entry on our website.

News of these and other meetings can be seen with more details on the Association of British Philatelic Societies website www.abps.org.uk

Helvetia Society Subscriptions 2021

The Membership Subscription is only 10 Pounds – for this you will receive electronic copies of the Helvetia News Letter, the right to participate in Society physical and online meetings and you can participate in the Society exchange packet.  If you wish to receive posted copies of the Helvetia Society Newsletter the subscription rates are as follows £22 p.a for Great Britain, £26 p.a for Europe, £30 p.a. for Rest of the World. We welcome membership from anyone anywhere in the world who is interested in Swiss Philately. There is an application form you can download if you click the Join us tab.

Our Website – Please, please

Let me know how I can improve our website. I will be especially grateful for any notification of any errors or difficulties you encounter. Tim Hargreave webmaster@swiss-philately.co.uk 

Are you interested in Swiss stamps and postal history?

Why not join our Society, and enjoy all the benefits that membership offers.

To find out more please contact the Secretary on

01905 423091

OR

Click on the thumbnails below to find out more about early Swiss stamps.

Are you interested in Swiss stamps and postal history?

Membership of our Society has many benefits including a monthly newsletter, regional and national meetings, a superb lending library etc.

To find out more please contact the Secretary on

01905 423091

OR

secretary@swiss-philately.co.uk