We hold meetings and have a lecture programme, whereby members present philatelic material in the meeting rooms and give talks on the subject.
We also hold virtual meetings using Zoom video conferencing, which allow our members and invited guests from all over the world to readily join the meetings.
In order that members who do not attend may view the meetings (both the physical ones and those held online) we make available to members videos of the meetings.
The John Sacher Library
The John Sacher Library houses an extensive collection of books, catalogues and journals about essentially every aspect of philately and postal history.
The Spear Museum of Philatelic History
The Spear Museum of Philatelic History at the Royal Philatelic Society London incorporates the Society's Archive. Over the decades, the RPSL has acquired a large collection of artefacts and records that are currently housed in our Museum. The collections have high historic and monetary value and are a valuable resource for research on many aspects of philatelic development and exhibition. In keeping with its standing as a learned society with a worldwide reputation for excellence, the RPSL invests considerable resources on improving the conservation and preservation of the Museum collection. It is an Arts Council England Accredited Museum, open to the public for you to visit and see the artefacts and records.
We have some very interesting Philatelic Collections, which may be viewed by arrangement with the Curator of these Collections. Please click here to see some items from the collections.
The John Sacher Library, the Society's Archive and the Spear Museum of Philatelic History all provide a wonderful resource for research. To help with the research, our website has an online Catalogue that you can use to search for information of interest to you. The Catalogue contains records of not only items held by the RPSL, but also by other philatelic libraries in numerous countries.
Please click here for more information about the Society's library, museum and the philatelic collections.
The Society publishes books on a wide range of philatelic subjects. Please click here for the gallery of our publications, from where you may order books through our online shop.
We also provide a philatelic Expertisation service, providing expert opinion regarding whether items are genuine or fake. Please click here for more information about the Expertisation facility.