The Association of Scottish Philatelic Societies (ASPS) is a collection of local societies from throughout Scotland whose aim is to further the study of Stamps, Postcards and Postal History. ASPS is formed by each society nominating a delegate who attends up to 3 meetings per year on their society's behalf.

There are currently 45 local societies throughout Scotland of whom 9 are specialist societies and who have meetings throughout most of the year. If you are interested in joining a society have a look at the affiliated society page of the website to see where your local society is and whats on.

Each year the association organises a National Exhibition (commonly called Congress), usually in April, at which a number of dealers attend in order that philatelists can purchase items and also to display their collections, either competitively or non-competitively. Congress is hosted each year by a different society and that society usually produces a cover and/or postcard specifically for the occasion.
Full details of all societies affiliated to ASPS and details of all Congresses past, present and future can be found on the website.

Latest News on Congress

The 89th Congress will be held at the Dewars Ice Rink, Perth on.

20th - 21st APRIL 2018.

The Host Society will be:
Scottish Philatelic Society

A joint meeting between the Glagow Thematic Society and the British Thematic Society will be held during the Saturday morning (21st April) of Congress.

The Entry form for the National Exhibition Competitions is now available to be downloaded (see Forms below).
Please note that the Postcard competition is now an integral part of the National Competition and is on this Entry Form.

Examples of the Commemorative cover, postcard, labels and smiler sheet are now available to view on the Congress page.

The entry forms for all Competitions are now available below.

Entry Forms for National Exhibition

Entry forms for Congress 89 will appear here later in the year.
These should be used if you wish to take part in any of the competitions at Congress in April 2018. Please return the forms to the individuals stated on the entry form by the deadline stated on the form.

National Exhibition Entry Form

Open Class Entry Form

Entry Form for Junior Competition for ALBA Salver

Entry Form for Junior one-sheet Competition

Association News

Please note that the rules and guidance for the National Exhibition have been revised. All potential exhibitors should familiarise themselves with the revised rules and guidance notes.

Rules and guidance notes are now also available for the picture postcard competition. These can be found in the National Exhibition pages of this website.

Whats On

Below are the details of each society's meeting being held over the next 10 days.

Stirling & District Philatelic Society January 23 @ 07:30 PM
Members' Night
Glasgow Philatelic Society January 23 @ 01:30 PM
Visit from Paisley Philatelic Society
Edinburgh Philatelic Society January 23 @ 07:30 PM
10 sheets any topic
Bearsden & District Philatelic Society January 24 @ 07:30 PM
Geoffrey Barber
Falkland Islands
Aberdeen Philatelic Society January 25 @ 07:30 PM
The President
President's night
The Caledonian Philatelic Society January 25 @ 07:30 PM
Visit by Alba Stamp Group
Dundee & District Philatelic Society January 25 @ 07:30 PM
Sandy Forbes FRPSL
South Australia
Scottish Philatelic Society January 30 @ 07:30 PM
Visit by Lothian Postcard Club
Scottish Philatelic Society January 30 @ 07:30 PM
Visit by Lothian Postcard Club
Largs & District Stamp Club January 31 @ 07:30 PM
Competition Night
The Caledonian Philatelic Society February 01 @ 07:30 PM
Dr Stewart Gardiner FRPSL
Messages on the Post - A Victorian Phenomenon

Youth Philately / StampIT

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This page was last modified on 19th December 2017.