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Thinking of joining The PTS? Here's our Application Form.

Thinking of joining The PTS? Here's our Application Form.

PTS Membership Application Form 2016 2017

  • 07
    Jul

    Please note that The PTS Office will be closed from 10 July until 19 July due to annual leave. Many thanks. Read More ⇒

  • 03
    Jul

    Important Notice for PTS Members The PTS will host its Annual General Meeting during the week of Autumn Stampex at The Business Design Centre. The meeting will commence promptly at 18:15 on Thursday 14 September 2017 in the Cafeteria area of the venue. This event is for PTS Members only. More details to follow. Please advise […] Read More ⇒

  • 13
    Jun

    Read more about this here : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40245067 Read More ⇒

  • 30
    May

    We have just uploaded the most recent floor plan for the Autumn Stampex which can be viewed here Read More ⇒

  • 08
    May

    *** IMPORTANT NOTICE *** Please note that The PTS Office will be closed for Annual Leave from 10 May – 23 May 2017. Thank you. Read More ⇒

  • 26
    Apr

    We are getting very excited at PTS HQ at the prospect of our first ever National Stamp Celebration Day! National Stamp Celebration Day is an incentive being run by The PTS to celebrate the World’s birthplace of the postage stamp and to encourage more people to put down their franking machines and start using more […] Read More ⇒

  • 10
    Apr

    We are now taking bookings for Autumn Stampex 2017 at The Business Design Centre in Islington. Not booked yet? There’s still plenty of time. Contact: info@thepts.net for all enquiries. Thank you.   Read More ⇒

  • 24
    Mar

    From BFDC  website:  The Philatelic Traders’ Society launch National Stamp Celebration Day on 4th May. This will be an annual event, which will celebrate the hobby of stamp collecting. It will help to get new people excited about the hobby and existing stamp collectors talking about it. Every year it will be held on a […] Read More ⇒

  • 20
    Mar

    Tel: 02380 282044 Email:enquiries@rushstamps.co.uk #STICKASTAMP – National Stamp Celebration Day Stick a Stamp Week – Part of the National Stamp Celebration Day 1st – 6th May 2017 To coincide with the 2017 National Stamp Celebration Day on, 4th May, first day cover producer Buckingham Covers is launching ‘Stick a Stamp’ week. We’ve noticed that more […] Read More ⇒

  • 08
    Mar

    Please kindly note that due to annual leave The PTS Office will be closed until 14 March 2017. Thank you. Read More ⇒

  • 03
    Mar

    Having written about Stampex already in the February edition of her publication, Sophie Bastide (writer/journalist from Yvert in France) decided to attend the show and see for herself what all the ‘Stampex fuss’ was about. Sophie has written the below article (pdf) which will be out in the March issue of the above publication. Here it […] Read More ⇒

  • 03
    Mar

    National Stamp Celebration Day Exclusive invite into The Royal Philatelic Society London Launching this May, 2017, National Stamp Celebration Day will be held to celebrate the hobby.   The Day will be held on 4th May to commemorate the world’s first ever adhesive postage stamp – the Penny Black.   The stamp was first issued on 1st […] Read More ⇒

  • 01
    Mar

    The PTS has been working closely with Klempka Communications once again to promote Stampex and philately as a whole. We have a comprehensive report detailed below. Please click the pdf link for more details. Spring Stampex Coverage Oct 2016 – Feb 2017 Read More ⇒

  • 27
    Feb

    We are now taking bookings for Autumn Stampex 2017! Not booked your stand yet? Please get in touch with The PTS T: +44 (0)1342 830225 /  E: lucie@thepts.net  We look forward to hearing from you. Read More ⇒

  • 24
    Feb

    Preview on the 158th Felzman Auction in March 2017 Special collecting areas: Ethiopian philately & Space Mail The german Auktionshaus Felzmann has an exciting program of high quality philately and numismatics in its spring auction (7th to 11th March, 2017) for you to look forward to. In philately it will have alongside its usual high […] Read More ⇒

  • 09
    Feb

    PRESS RELEASE  Machin trials discovered after 20 years   Sheets of three trials of the Machin head, produced in 1997, have just come to light in this the 50th anniversary of the introduction of Arnold Machin’s iconic portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.   The Machin definitives were first printed in lithography in 1980 as Royal […] Read More ⇒

  • 08
    Feb

      ISLE OF MAN POST OFFICE TO ATTEND SPRING STAMPEX 2017   London’s Business Design Centre will once again play host to Spring Stampex from Wednesday 15th – Saturday 18th February and representatives from Isle of Man Post Office’s Stamps and Coins team will be there.   Spring Stampex 2017, the UK’s premier stamps show, […] Read More ⇒

  • 08
    Feb

    We are excited to almost be at Spring STAMPEX 2017! With our Limited Edition Mr Men and Little Miss Smilers Sheets (available for pre-order or to buy at the show) and free matching postcard for every visitor in the show guide, over 100 dealers from auction houses to cover dealers to Royal Mail with their […] Read More ⇒

  • 02
    Feb

    Thank you to the Philatelic Exporter for the double page spread in the latest February Edition of your magazine on Spring #Stampex 2017. … And here it is! Read More ⇒

  • 01
    Feb

    Recently The PTS was interviewed by Yvert in France who have just released the below article in their magazine ‘L’Echo de la Timbrologie’. For more details on this you can visit our Facebook Instagram and Twitter pages.     Read More ⇒

  • 16
    Jan

    The PTS will be visiting the York Stamp and Coin Fair this coming Friday. For more information, please see below. If you wish to make an appointment to speak to us, please call +44 (0) 7949 912 621 (Lucie Warren, Executive PTS Secretary). See you there!   Details of York Racecourse Stamp and Coin Fair: Admission Info […] Read More ⇒

  • 11
    Jan

    To mark the 50th Anniversary of the Machin for 2017, Argyll Etkin Limited  will be showcasing these exciting items at Spring Stampex in February 2017 from their Stand #75. Make sure you go and take a look! For more information about Stampex please click here GREAT BRITAIN – QEII 1966 Original photograph of the plaster cast of […] Read More ⇒

  • 11
    Jan

    Guinness World Record Attempt featuring the Iconic Machin – it’s 50th Anniversary! About 10 years ago a gentleman called Peter was taking a close look at a 6½p Machin stamp through a magnifier and he noticed that the image was made up of lots of small dots. As he was also interested in computers he […] Read More ⇒

  • 13
    Dec

    We are very excited to announce that for Spring Stampex 2017 we have joined forces with the Mr Men and Little Miss team and produced a Limited Edition Smilers Sheet! AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER! … (and to buy at Spring Stampex 2017) For more information please click here Read More ⇒

  • 30
    Nov

    We have been fortunate enough to have joined forces with Saga UK who have just added this article online about stamp collecting. Click here for the full article. Read More ⇒

  • 24
    Nov

    Please be aware that our Christmas Office Closure Dates are from 20 December 2016 through to 4 January 2017. Thank you. MERRY CHRISTMAS & A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM ALL AT THE PTS! Read More ⇒

  • 14
    Nov

    We thought you may like to know that tonight on BBC 4 there will be an hour long programme surrounding the Penny Black and Twopenny Blue which is due to be aired at 9pm.  For more details on this programme please follow this link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b082v57b Read More ⇒

  • 07
    Nov

    We have just updated our Stand Holder page. Click this link to see who will be exhibiting at Spring Stampex 2017. Dealer Information Would you like to book a stand at Spring Stampex 2017? Please contact The PTS Office and we’ll gladly look into this for you. With best wishes, from all at The PTS. Read More ⇒

  • 03
    Nov

    We have now issued Stampex Stand Holders with their paper work for completion which includes invoices and Stand Holder Contracts. Please complete these and return them to The PTS Secretary as soon as possible. If there is any information you would like to add, please do let us know. Spring Stampex 2017 Floor Plan and […] Read More ⇒

  • 03
    Nov

    We would like to inform you that we have now posted the PTS Renewals for Membership Subscriptions for 2017. If you have not received yours, please contact the office and we’ll re-send yours to you. We would ask you to carefully check the details we have on file for your Membership as we will re-print […] Read More ⇒

  • 07
    Oct

    Following our recent AGM at The Business Design Centre during Stampex on 15 September 2016, we’ve now updated our Council Members list for your interest. They can be viewed here: Council 2016/2017 Read More ⇒

  • 22
    Aug

    Looking for a FREE event in London with a twist?? Come and see two exciting collections at ‪#‎Stampex‬ brought together for the first time ever in history belonging to John Lennon and Freddie Mercury! Watch a sneak preview here taken from our Press Day recently held at Stanley Gibbons, the official sponsors of the UK’s […] Read More ⇒

  • 22
    Aug

    *** Annual General Meeting 2016 Notice *** The PTS’ Annual General Meeting is due to take place during Stampex at The Business Design Centre in Islington, London on Thursday 15 September 2016 from 6:15pm in the Good Eating Company’s Cafeteria Area on the Gallery Bay Level in the venue. Please kindly give attendance notice to […] Read More ⇒

  • 02
    Aug

    Please be aware that The PTS Office will be closed from 3 August – 5 August due to meetings and a Press Event. The Office will continue to be closed from 8 – 23 August due to annual leave. Many thanks for your understanding. The PTS. Read More ⇒

  • 29
    Jul

    BOY HOOD COLLECTIONS FROM JOHN LENNON AND FREDDIE MERCURY WILL BE SEEN TOGETHER AT STAMPEX Courtesy of The Postal Museum and Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum, The UK’s Largest Stamp Exhibition Stampex (14th – 17th September 2016) is bringing boy hood collections by John Lennon and Freddie Mercury together for the first time. To celebrate their […] Read More ⇒

  • 25
    Jul

    We have this piece on line currently with Antique News & Fairs: http://www.antiquesnews.co.uk/news.php?article=652 Read More ⇒

  • 22
    Jul

    Here’s the link: Instagram Feel free to follow us and comment on our snaps! Did you know we are also on Facebook and Twitter too? Read More ⇒

  • 07
    Jul

    Continuing the Diamond Anniversary of Stampex in style and with only 3 months until Autumn ‎Stampex‬ 2016 at The Business Design Centre, Islington takes place we are still working very hard to bring you an exciting show full of attractive and affordable items. And with FREE ENTRY, you have no excuse not to come! Stampex is proudly sponsored […] Read More ⇒

  • 24
    Jun

    Please note that The PTS Office will be closed from 28 June until 4 July 2016 due to annual leave. All enquiries will be dealt with after these dates. Best wishes from The PTS. Read More ⇒

  • 08
    Jun

    Then look no further! Situated in bustling Islington London, Stampex (which is co-ordinated by The PTS) has over 100 stamp dealers from across the globe with all levels of philatelic material with which to enrich your collection. Stampex is sponsored by Stanley Gibbons and is currently celebrating its Diamond Anniversary. It’s free entry and everyone is […] Read More ⇒

  • 23
    May

    Need an import/export agent in the UK? For importing and exporting goods including those taken to exhibitions Specialist Freight and Customs Brokerage If you are thinking of exhibiting at Stampex, we can offer a simple solution to navigating the import/export laws in the UK. Stampex and The PTS can recommend Five Star Freight Systems (based […] Read More ⇒

  • 23
    May

        There will be an international show taking place in Melbourne in 2017. Please see the below guides for more information. www.melbourne2017.com.au Dates: 30 March – 2 April 2017 Venue: Caulfield Racecourse 22 Station St, Caulfield, Melbourne   Download pdf here: MELBOURNE 2017 STANDS SOLD floor plan 17 May 2016 Download pdf here: Melbourne […] Read More ⇒

  • 20
    May

    It is with regret that we must inform you of long-standing PTS Member Tony Buckingham’s recent passing. Please see below Tony’s obituary. Tony Buckingham 1945-2016 The stamp world lost one of its great characters and the cover world its undisputed King, with the passing on 12 May of Tony Buckingham, the founder of the two […] Read More ⇒

  • 16
    May

      With just a few weeks to go until the New York World Stamp Show, our preparations are well under way! If you wish to book an appointment with Lucie Warren, PTS Secretary, please do so by contacting The PTS office (lucie@thepts.net/+44 (0) 1342 830225) and we’ll gladly book you in some time. We are […] Read More ⇒

  • 12
    May

    Klempka Communications have been working hard to promote The PTS and Stampex over the past 12 months. Here is a snap shot of what has been achieved in various publications both online and in print. A few examples are shown below. (click image to enlarge). Click here for the pdf:   Read More ⇒

  • 06
    May

    *** Exciting News!! *** We have just released our Autumn 2016 Stampex Smilers Sheet! Please contact The PTS office for more information. (rrp £18.95) Download your order form here: Stampex Smilers Sheet Order Form Autumn Stampex 2016 pdf Read More ⇒

  • 04
    May

    We are selling more and more stands for the London 2020 show. Supported by some of the biggest names in philately from across the globe, The PTS is proud to be involved in the organisation of such an exciting philatelic event. Please click the link for more details: http://www.london2020.co/ Floor plan as at 10 May 2016 […] Read More ⇒

  • 04
    May

    We are down to our last few Autumn 2016 Stampex stands. Please visit http://thephilatelictraderssociety.co.uk/stampex/autumn-stampex-2016-floor-plan/ to view the latest list of stand holders and see the latest floor plan. We look forward to hearing from you! Best wishes from all at The PTS. Read More ⇒

  • 26
    Apr

    We’ve had rather a lot of Press Coverage relating to Stampex and The PTS over the past few months which have reached 100,000s of people across the globe. Here are a couple of snippets you may find interesting: This is Local London http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/events/Islington/1155209.AUTUMN_STAMPEX_IS_DIAMOND_/  Event Brite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/autumn-stampex-is-diamond-tickets-24934057437?aff=ebrowse Read More ⇒

  • 20
    Apr

    The Philatelic Traders’ Society wishes The Queen a very Happy 90th Birthday! Read More ⇒

  • 19
    Apr

    For more details please follow this link: http://thephilatelictraderssociety.co.uk/exhibition-dates/ Read More ⇒

  • 07
    Apr

      The new 2016/2017 PTS Membership Directory has now been dispatched free with the May 2016 Edition of Stamp & Coin Mart Magazine and will also be posted to the entire PTS Membership week commencing 11 April 2016. For a copy, please contact The PTS Office (rrp £10.00 per issue)   Meanwhile, please note some updated details which […] Read More ⇒

  • 05
    Apr

    For those of you not on the mailing list to receive the Philatelic Exporter, here’s what was reported on this year’s Spring Stampex at The Business Design Centre, Islington; The home of Stampex.          Read More ⇒

  • 04
    Apr

    Found a stamp that you are unsure of? Need an Expert Committee’s opinion? Then contact The PTS and we can guide you through what you could do next. We issue 100s of certificates after the items have been carefully scrutinised by a group of expert philatelists. A certificate not only proves that the item/s in question […] Read More ⇒

  • 07
    Mar

    It is with regret that The PTS must inform you of the recent passing of long-standing member, Max Stern. Please click the link below to read his obituary. Max Stern & Co – PTS Membership Number 2172 (Mr Max Stern) Port Phillip Arcade 234 Flinders Street Melbourne Victoria VIC 3000 Australia MaxStern Read More ⇒

  • 12
    Feb

    Please be advised that The PTS office will be closed due to Stampex as of Monday 15 February 2016 through to the following Monday 22 February (inclusive). We will be picking up intermittent emails during this time but please kindly bear with us. For more information on Stampex please follow the Stampex tab on our […] Read More ⇒

  • 05
    Feb

    The latest edition of the Philatelic Exporter landed on our mat today, and inside is a lovely double page spread relating to our beloved Stampex. A sneak preview is shown here…!     Read More ⇒

  • 27
    Jan

    To celebrate the 175th Anniversary of the much-loved 1841 Penny Red, we are delighted to announce that there will be an area displaying some of the finest items in existence on the Village Green at Stampex this Spring. Please come along and have a look. See you there! Read More ⇒

  • 18
    Jan

    We are going to print with the 2016/2017 Directory in the upcoming weeks – if you wish to be in the next Directory please ensure your account is up to date  or you will sadly miss out on being in the next publication. *** PLEASE NOTE, THE DEADLINE FOR PAYMENT IS THIS FRIDAY 22 JANUARY […] Read More ⇒

  • 21
    Dec

      We are excited to announce that the Spring 2016 Stampex Smilers Sheet is now available for purchase! Above image – Spring Stampex 2016 Smilers Sheet ‘Diamond Anniversary of Stampex’ You may also see a high res version of the Smilers Sheet by following ‘Stampex at The BDC’, then ‘Spring 2016 Smilers’ on our website.Smilers order […] Read More ⇒

  • 14
    Dec

    Fancy being a prize winner at Stampex? Join us in celebrating the Diamond Anniversary of Stampex and glamour-fy your stand! Ever walked straight past a stand because it didn’t grab your attention enough to make you stop and look at what it was actually offering? Statistics show that by dressing your stand and making it […] Read More ⇒

  • 09
    Dec

    We have uploaded the most recent stand holder list and floor plan for you so that you can plan you visit to the show. You can find these details about the Spring Show here: http://thephilatelictraderssociety.co.uk/stampex/stampex-february-2016/   Read More ⇒

  • 13
    Nov

    It gives us great pleasure to announce that The PTS will be attending this year’s MonacoPhil. For appointments with our representative during the show, please contact the office. Our IFSDA representative will also be at the show. http://www.monacophil.eu/en/index.html   Read More ⇒

  • 19
    Oct

    See what some of our members think of our service – click here: http://thephilatelictraderssociety.co.uk/member-testimonials/   Read More ⇒

  • 16
    Oct

    London 2020 International Stamp Exhibition There will be a major stamp exhibition at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London from Saturday, 2 May 2020 until Saturday, 9 May 2020. This will be a full international exhibition with competitive classes in Traditional, Postal History, Thematic, Revenue, Postal Stationery, Aerophilately, Open, Literature and Youth. To ensure […] Read More ⇒

  • 13
    Oct

    Keep up to date with the latest news and information from The PTS here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thephilatelictraderssociety.co.uk?ref=hl Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThePTSLondon Instagram: instagram.com/ptsandstampex   Read More ⇒

  • 09
    Oct

    In case you missed the article you can view it here: http://www.linns.com/en/insights/voices/2015/10/linn_s-editor-traveled-to-london-in-september-to-attend-autumn-s.html Read More ⇒

  • 09
    Oct

    Did you see this interesting documentary on first shown on 6 October 2015? If not, you can watch it here: bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b06g5g5f/alan-johnson-the-post-office-and-me   Read More ⇒

  • 29
    Sep

    Click here for more details http://www.gocompare.com/covered/2015/09/meet-the-collectors/ Read More ⇒

  • 04
    Sep

    Need to find a car park? Follow this link for more details  http://en.parkopedia.co.uk/parking/carpark/angel_central/n1/islington/ Read More ⇒

  • 02
    Sep

    Fancy taking a stand in February? Contact The PTS office for more details. Read More ⇒

  • 01
    Sep

    We are pleased to announce that the September Smilers Sheet is now available for purchase via The PTS office. Visit http://thephilatelictraderssociety.co.uk/stampex/stampex-2015-smiler-sheet/ for image of Smilers and contact lucie@thepts.net for your copy of the order form. Alternatively, please come to Stampex this September to collect yours. Read More ⇒

  • 22
    Jun

    This has been updated today. See details here http://thephilatelictraderssociety.co.uk/stampex/floorplan-autumn-2015/   Read More ⇒

  • 11
    Jun

    I am pleased to announce that The PTS office in Lingfield now has voicemail up and running! This took a bit of time to install due to the phone line being a little more complicated than anticipated however you will now be able to leave a message safe in the knowledge that it will reach me. […] Read More ⇒

  • 11
    Jun

    MARKET VALUATIONS The PTS is a trade society for stamp dealers. It does not value stamps. However, we have produced some guide notes, which you may find helpful. If you feel your stamps may be worth at least £100, we suggest you contact any of the PTS member stamp auctioneers in the UK who are […] Read More ⇒

  • 27
    May

    The PTS Annual General Meeting is due to take place at Stampex on Thursday 17 September in Room B at The Business Design Centre, with an official start time of 6:15pm. Please kindly ensure you arrive promptly following the close of the show. If you wish to attend, please advise a PTS Representative or contact the office. See […] Read More ⇒

  • 27
    May

    We’ve just uploaded the latest floor plan for this year’s September Stampex. Follow this link to view: http://thephilatelictraderssociety.co.uk/stampex/floorplan-autumn-2015/     Read More ⇒

  • 08
    May

    We are pleased to inform you that The PTS will be attending the London 2015 Europhilex show at The Business Design Centre due to commence next Wednesday 13 and ends on Saturday 16 May. We look forward to seeing you there! Find us on Stand 022. Read More ⇒

  • 06
    May

    We have just updated the website Homepage making it easier for you to apply for PTS Membership. Simply click the button on the Homepage and open up a pdf version which can be sent by post or emailed direct to the office (contact details on the form). We look forward to receiving your application. Read More ⇒

  • 21
    Apr

    Let The PTS know if you’re organising or attending an exhibition this year and next – we can add the dates to our Exhibition Dates Page. Email the office with relevant details. Read More ⇒

  • 21
    Apr

    Have you spotted that we have recently joined various online media channels? Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and follow our most recent pictures on Instagram for all the latest news! Facebook ‘The Philatelic Traders’ Society’: https://www.facebook.com/thephilatelictraderssociety.co.uk?ref=aymt_homepage_panel Twitter @theptsandstampex: https://twitter.com/ThePTSLondon Instagram @ptsandstampex: https://instagram.com/ptsandstampex Read More ⇒

  • 12
    Feb

    The April issue of Stamp & Coin Mart comes with a free copy of the PTS Member Directory, your comprehensive guide to the UK stamp trade, listing over 400 PTS approved dealers. In anticipation of the publication, PTS Chairman and member of the Stamp & Coin Mart Advisory Board, Rick Warren, explains the background of […] Read More ⇒

  • 03
    Jan

    The Philatelic Traders’ Society was formed in 1929 by a group of established stamp dealers who wished to found a society which would act for, and on behalf of its members, for the greater good of philately. The first Chairman was Albert H. Harris who had established a highly successful publishing company producing, amongst its […] Read More ⇒

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