Introduction to the Pennsylvania Postal History Society

  The Pennsylvania Postal History Society, founded in 1974, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the study of the postal history of Pennsylvania, to the encouragement of the acquisition and preservation of material relevant and necessary for that study, and to publish and to support the publication of such knowledge for the benefit of the public.

  The Society holds an Annual Meeting each year. For the past several years the meeting has been held at SCOPEX, the annual exhibition of the Mount Nittany Philatelic Society, which normally takes place on a weekend during the latter part of June at the American Philatelic Center, Bellefonte, PA. SCOPEX has been canceled for 2020, so our next live meeting is scheduled to take place in June 2021. In the meantime, we are using Zoom for Board meetings and presentations. 

  Our journal, The Pennsylvania Postal Historian, is currently published on a quarterly basis (Feb., May, Aug., and Nov.). It contains articles contributed by the membership on PA postal history as well as Society news and information. It has been published continuously since 1974 and is the source of many original research articles on PA postal history.

Members John Kay and Chet Smith authored the book Pennsylvania Postal History.

Four outstanding monographs by members of our Society are available for purchase:

Postal Markings on Stampless Mail from Warren County, Pennsylvania by Robert Leberman and Thomas Mazza

Postal Markings on Stampless Mail from Erie County by Thomas Mazza

Postal Markings on Stampless Mail from Lebanon County, Pennsylvania by Glenn L. Blauch, Richard A. Colberg, and Thomas Mazza

Postal Markings on Stampless Mail from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania by James G. Boyles, Richard A. Colberg, and Thomas Mazza.

A catalog of all Pennsylvania stampless manuscript postmarks is being coordinated by Tom Mazza with continuous input by members of our Society. If you are interested in purchasing a copy of any of these monographs, please contact Norm Shachat at nshachat@msn.com.

Although we do not have a regular expertising service, we do have many knowledgeable members who are willing to share their knowledge and experience to help members.