Membership of the Society

The applicant must be aged 18 or over. Members who act as proposer and seconder must, from personal knowledge, vouch for the applicant. Should the applicant not be known to any member of the Society, the name and address of a responsible person who can give a similar assurance must be supplied. It is not necessary for a prospective member to be an advanced philatelist.

Associate Membership

Any full-time student of the age of 14 or over interested in philately, and in the furtherance of the Objects of the Society, is eligible to apply to become an Associate Member at much reduced rates. Associate membership has no upper age limit and can be applied for so long as the Associate Member is a full-time student. You can click here for more details.

How to Apply

For a Membership Application Form, click here for a Microsoft Word document or PDF version to print.

Benefits of Membership

The main benefits of membership are:

  1. Use of the premises at 15 Abchurch Lane and the opportunity of attending regular meetings, inspecting many of the finest collections of stamps in existence and meeting prominent collectors.
  2. Access to one of the most comprehensive libraries of philatelic literature in the world, as well as the latest catalogues and periodicals.
  3. The right to submit stamps to the Expert Committee of the Society at fees lower than those payable by non-members.
  4. The receipt of The London Philatelist ten times a year.
  5. By the terms of the Society's constitution the Council may, at its discretion, designate certain members as 'Fellows' of the Society, and such Fellows shall have the right to place the letters FRPSL after their names.
  6. Wider access to online information through the members' section of this website.

Click here for A Brief Outline of Member Benefits

Click here for Terms and Conditions

Announcement of Membership Applications

The following applications have been received for membership of the Royal Philatelic Society London. All have been duly proposed and seconded as shown. If a member wishes to express an opinion on any of these applications they should be communicated to the Honorary Secretary at 15 Abchurch Lane in writing, or by email to by Wednesday 10th August 2022. The applications will thereafter be presented to the Society's Council for approval.

 Name  County/Country  Proposer  Seconder
Jean-Luc Delaux France Anna Lee Danny Wong
Aly Gabr Egypt Mahmoud Ramadan Sherif Samra
Adam Hafez Egypt Mahmoud Ramadan Sherif Samra
Yaohua Liang People's Republic of China Jack Zhang Danny Wong
Barra O'Keeffe Ireland Richard West Alan Huggins
Yan Wang People's Republic of China Jack Zhang Danny Wong


Announcement of New Members as Approved by Council

The following new members, whose membership applications have been duly approved in accordance with the articles of association of the Society, have now been elected by Council. We wish them a long and enjoyable membership.

 Name  County/Country  Name  County/Country
Adrian Boggust Cambridgeshire Stuart Reddington Canada
Michael Foottit London Clayton Rubec Canada
Malcolm Judd Portugal Daniel Wallman Sweden
Piwko Krzysztof Poland    


Entry/Joining Fee for New Members £30.

Subscriptions for the year 2022 (inclusive of VAT) are as follows:
UK Town* £208;
UK Country  £149;
Overseas £137.

A £20 surcharge applies to subscription renewals made after 1st April 2022.

* U.K. applicants can enter their postcode to calculate the Radius Distance (i.e. the straight line distance as the Crow Flies) from Charing Cross to their residence. Less than 40 miles means U.K. Town membership, greater than that means U.K. Country membership.

Enter the postcode in the box above, then click here to get the distance