About the Society

Founded in 1946 by Edward H. Spiro, the Helvetia Philatelic Society of Great Britain is a national organisation that exists
for the benefit of people interested in collecting the stamps and postal history of Switzerland, and furthering the interests of Swiss philately in general.


  • To encourage and support all collectors, from the beginner to the specialist, in the enjoyment of
    their hobby.
  • To assist members with research into their chosen subjects of interest.
  • To collate and distribute to members, through a monthly Newsletter, up-to-date information on
    all aspects of Swiss Philately.
  • To organise regular meetings in various regions of the country, offering members a friendly
    environment in which collectors of all ages and from all walks of life can share their common
    interest in Swiss philately.

Membership provides a host of benefits and if this subject is of interest to you – why not check out our Membership package here.