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Specialist Philatelic Societies

This list is divided into
{a} Societies which specialise in a single country, geographic area, or political grouping of countries
{b} Societies which specialise in a theme.

Single Country, geographic, etc.

Himalayan area Nepal and Tibet Philatelic Study Circle
For collectors of the Himalayan area. Quarterly newsletter, auctions, occasional meetings. (Secretary, Colin Hepper's, email)
Society website - 

France and Colonies Philatelic Society x x x


East Coast Vikings
Meets around Edinburgh, Scotland, roughly monthly from September to June, in members' homes (email)
Information webpage -
Faroe Islands Study Circle
Secretary; Norman Hudson, 28 Enfield Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire CH65 8BY, England (email
Society website -

The Pacific Islands Study Circle   (email
Small website with decent straightforward information about the society, some extra information also such as about Fiji forgeries.

Fellowship of Samoa Specialists (email)
With members in a dozen countries, this group has interests in Samoa stamps and postal history. Regular journal published.

Southern Africa
The Philatelic Society for Greater Southern Africa (email)

Themes / Topics/Types

flags on stamps Philatelic Vexillology Society (email)
Exists only on the internet. Free membership, web-site newsletter, members' queries. Caters for all aspects of flag interests.
Society website -
A bit quiet (moribund ?) for a while, but could come back to life at any time !?

The DinoFossil Club (email) for collectors of dinosaurs, fossils, evolution, early man, rock paintings, and so on.

The Precancel Stamp Society (email - or see website for individual officers). We went to this website to get information about some USA precancels, and found there was a whole range of useful information suitable for all levels of collector. Also has lists of many local (US) precancel clubs.

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