to the local Philatelic Society and Stamp Club
serving the St Albans area.


We believe we have much to offer if you :

  • don’t collect but would enjoy our talks and displays

  • are looking for a new hobby

  • have a slumbering collection

  • are an active collector/philatelist unaware of our existence


The Beds & Herts Philatelic Society held its first meeting back in 1933 at Bunty’s Cafe in Harpenden High Street. Since then much has changed in the High Street and so has our name - we are now the St Albans, Harpenden & District Philatelic Society – but still thriving, with monthly meetings from September to May in the School Room, Childwickbury.

So what do we have to offer.........
  • an evening out with interesting displays on a wide range of topics and good company.

  • the opportunity to buy or sell stamps from your home which members may do through our “Circulating Packet”- click here for details.

  • a philatelic Library enabling members to consult or borrow books by prior arrangement via our monthly meetings or by visiting our Librarian in St Albans .For further details telephone 01727 860073. Click here for details of the books held in the Library.

  • friendly advice - if you would like it!

Childwick Green -the meeting room of the St Albans, Harpenden & District Philatelic Society is beyond the white gate on the right

Childwick Green - our meeting room is beyond the white gate on the right,

New members are always welcome, so please take a look at our website and feel free to come along to one or two meetings as a visitor with no obligation to join.


Otherwise simply click here for joining information and a Membership Application Form. If you would like more information please contact our Secretary on p.mellor@btinternet.com or 01582 762284


Although due to the Coronavirus pandemic we are currently unable to hold our regular meetings at Childwickbury, we are now holding virtual monthly Displays/Meetings on-line.
The next "On-line" Display is on
WEDNESDAY 12 MAY 2021 at 8pm
when the Display will be


The whole "meeting" lasts just over an hour comprising the Display with questions, followed by an opportunity for some social chat for those who wish.
Members will be sent an "invitation" ahead of the meeting. Anyone interested in seeing the Display who is not a member should email our Secretary.




During "lockdown" we have been running a feature (below) showing items from our members' collections as some compensation for the absence of our usual displays, whilst demonstrating the range of our hobby


The St Albans, Harpenden & District Philatelic Society offers you a
Philatelic Quiz
(published here in December 2020)

Click here for the questions


and click here for the ANSWERS

Spring Stampex normally held at the Design Centre, Islington has had to be cancelled due to the pandemic.
Another Virtual Stampex was however held on
25-27 March 2021
Click here for details
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