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.

GBPS Social Media Manager

Alasdair McIntosh has unfortunately had to step down from the role of Social Media Manager. Many thanks to Alasdair for his excellent work.

(If any members think they might like to do this, we'd be delighted to hear from you!)

(23 May 2022)

New Competitions Secretary 2022

Stephen Teuma has kindly agreed to take on the role of the GBPS Competitions Secretary from the retiring Robin Cassell.

Our thanks to both gentlemen!

(10 Apr 2022)

Best in Class - GBPS Website

The winner of the Best in Class award for the new "Digital Literature" class at London 2022 was ... the GBPS website!

See this post for details.

(17 Mar 2022)

Grand Prix National - Howard Hughes

The winner of the Grand Prix National at London 2022 (for an outstanding exhibit of Great Britain) was former GBPS President Howard Hughes with his exhibit of The Maltese Cross.

See this post for details.

(14 Mar 2022)

London 2022 Grand Prix National

The GBPS are sponsoring the Grand Prix National award for the best GB entry in London 2022 – this is an Edwardian silver-topped claret jug.

See this post for a bigger image.

(2 Feb 2022)

Chris Harman - Lichtenstein Award

The Collectors Club New York has named GBPS President Chris Harman as the 2022 recipient of its prestigious Alfred F. Lichtenstein Memorial Award for Distinguished Service to Philately.

See this post for details.

(24 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)