Introducing the GBPS ...

The GBPS was founded in 1955 by a small but enthusiastic group of collectors in order to promote, encourage, and contribute to the advancement of the philately of Great Britain. Since then it has grown steadily, and now has more than 800 members in the UK and abroad. The Society deals with all aspects of GB philately, and has contributed much to the field; this is certain to continue as new members with fresh ideas join.

Please note: the Society itself does not purchase or sell stamps, covers etc, nor do we provide valuations - for this you may care to consult our dealer members.


Urgent notices, major website alterations, and GBPS changes will be announced below. The regular incremental changes to the website are now listed on the updates page.

Change for 22nd Jan 2022 Meeting

Unfortunately Richard Farman will not be able to present Napoleonic Prisoners of War at the Competitions meeting on 22nd January 2022. Instead, the morning session will now consist of Members' Displays on any GB-related topic.

(16 Jan 2022)

GBPS Meetings Manager 2022

David Griffin has kindly agreed to take on the role of the society's Meetings Manager from the retiring Stephen Teuma.

Our thanks to both gentlemen!

(11 Jan 2022)

Northern Line Closures at Bank

Closures of some Tube stations on the Northern line will affect travel to GBPS meetings at the Royal Philatelic Society until May 2022.

See this post for details.

(9 Jan 2022)

English "Rexmarks": Request for Info

Peter Chadwick is trying to build up a record of the English "Rexmarks" (manuscript town marks), and would like reports (and scans) if you have any in your collection!

See this post for details.

(9 Dec 2021)

New GBPS Vice Presidents 2021

At the 2021 Annual General Meeting on 26th June Andy Donaldson and Peter Lister were elected to the vacant GBPS Vice Presidential slots.

Congratulations to both gentlemen!

(2 Jul 2021)

GBPS Social Media Manager 2021

Alasdair McIntosh has taken on the role of GBPS Social Media Manager, and will be looking after our Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram feeds.

So why not subscribe?

(25 May 2021)