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. Click here for details of the books held in the Library.

  • friendly advice - if you would like it!

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

Tech-savvy stamp collectors energise an old hobby

How does our hobby sit with the social-media generation?

Click here for a very interesting article that recently appeared on the BBC News Technology website



On Saturday 1 December 2018 we were very pleased to present

a display of around 60 sheets of Postcards, Stamps & Postal History

as part of the 

Harpenden Local History Society's Exhibtion

"Commemorating Harpenden in the Great War"

 at Park Hall, Leyton Road, Harpenden.


Our material attracted interest and we were very pleased to be given this opportunity to present our hobby to the general public.


Harpenden Local History Society





13 November 2019

at 8pm

France 1929-1979


On 13 November, our speaker will be displaying material from his France collection covering the fifty years from 1929 to 1979.

All the material will be presented in the context of the social and political events of the time and topics covered will include the controversial 1929 Joan of Arc and 1931 Fachi Woman issues, the iconic Marianne designs and the stunning multi-coloured printings of the 1960s.
The main focus though will be on WW2 with a display of postal history recording events in France from the armistice, through the occupation and up to its Liberation.




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