New applicants are considered for one of three membership types:
a) Provisional Membership - is for those entering the philatelic trade or who have been in business for less than two years. Provisional members are entitled to all the privileges and benefits of the Society.
Provisional members are expected to apply for full membership within two years.
The current yearly subscription is £95
b) Full Membership - is open to applicants who have been in the philatelic trade for a minimum of two years.
The current yearly subscription is £150
c) Associate Membership - is for those applicants of Partnerships or large concerns where there is already a member representing the trading entity.
The current subscription is £95
Two further grades of membership for those who have already been a member of the Society:
a) Retired Membership - is available for those members who eventually take up retirement, but wish to stay in touch with the Society. Retired members may not display the PTS emblem or indicate their membership but are entitled to all other benefits. There is a reduced subscription rate for this level.
b) Honorary Membership - may be granted by the Council to a member who has given exceptional service to the philatelic trade or the Society. At Council’s discretion.
The current subscription is £50
The PTS is not registered for VAT therefore no VAT applies to subscription rates.