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.

New Postal History Consultant 2022

Maurice Buxton is the new GBPS consultant for Postal History.

Many thanks also to our retiring consultant Michael Lockton, who carried out this role from the introduction of consultants in 1980!

(2 Jul 2022)

New Membership Secretary 2022

Linda Hill is the new Membership Secretary for the GBPS.

Many thanks to Linda for agreeing to take over, and to Victoria Lajer for her great work over the last five years!

(1 Jul 2022)

New GBPS President 2022

At the AGM Peter Lister took over as the new GBPS President from the outgoing President, Chris Harman.

Many thanks to Chris, who remains the GBPS consultant for "Back of the Book" material.

(24 Jun 2022)

Advance Notice - Display to RPSL

The GBPS have been invited to display to the Royal Philatelic Society London on 1st December 2022, with an ensemble display of 62 frames.

Members please see this post for details if you would like to take part.

(2 Jun 2022)

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)