Helvetia Philatelic Society of Great Britain

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

Regional Meetings

Southern Group: The next all day meeting will be held on Saturday 2nd June  2018 commencing at 10.00am at The Three Crowns Southampton Road, Whaddon, Salisbury SP5 3HB.

A further meeting is arranged at the same venue on 20th October 2018.

For further details, please contact Werner Gattiker. werner@swisstamps.co.uk

Northern Group: This longstanding Group held its final meeting on 7 April. There is a current proposal to establish a combined North & Midlands Group later this year. A search for a suitable venue is in progress. Look out for further information in the coming months.

Annual Meeting and AGM 2018

The Society’s Annual General Meeting took place at the Holiday Inn, Nottingham on Saturday 21st/ Sunday 22nd April 2018.

 A report of the meeting including the competitions , some absorbing displays and members contributions as well the AGM will be reported in the future newsletters.

Planning for the 2019 meeting has already begun with a search for a suitable venue.

‘Any philatelist interested in this or any other meeting is invited to make expressions of interest through the Secretary, Neville Nelder. secretary@swiss-philately.co.uk

Art, Crafts & Design:

Richard Donithorn, the Society’s Editor, has produced another extremely useful document listing all Swiss stamps with a subject of Art, Crafts, and/or Designs. Zumstein catalogue numbers are used throughout, and the article will be of particular benefit to thematic collectors.
Click here here for more detail.

Swiss Trial Prints

The 7th Edition (September 2015) of Swiss Trial Prints, produced by Derrick Slate, has now been added to the website. Click here for the Swiss Trial Prints Catalogue to view and download the 164-page catalogue for free.

Good To Know

A series of informative articles written by HPS member and expert Werner Gattiker. Appearing in the newsletter from 2012 onwards, these help collectors identify and separate those ‘difficult’ stamp issues. For example, the Rayon Issues of 1850-1852 have various ‘types’ derived from the lithograph printing stones use. ‘Type Tables’ for Rayons I, II, and III can be found here on the website.

Join Us

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

01453 765937

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

01453 765937

OR

secretary@swiss-philately.co.uk