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The Northeastern Federation provides a forum for the dissemination of philatelic information of importance to the New England area. We do this by providing a centralized list of stamp clubs and exhibitions. We also stage Philatelic Show every spring and support a youth program. Club application here. Bylaws listed here.


Philatelic Show is the largest annual show in New England and is part of the World Series of Philately, as defined by the American Philatelic Society. Philatelic Show 2017 took place on May 5 to 7, 2017 at the Boxborough Regency (formerly Boxborough Holiday Inn) in Boxborough, MA. This year Philatelic Show welcomed conventions from the American Air Mail Society and the Philatelic Society of Greater Southern Africa.


Philatelic Show was pleased to introduce our new exhibit medals, manufactured by the Northwest Territorial Mint, at this year's show.



As the nation celebrates the centennial of President John F. Kennedy’s birth, the Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History at Regis College in Weston honors our thirty-fifth president with an exhibit of stamps commemorating his life. To celebrate the opening of the exhibit, Mr. Jim Roberts, Supervisory Park Ranger/Chief of Visitor Services at John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site in Brookline, will give a free talk on Thursday, June 8 at 7:30pm. He will discuss all the efforts both in the United States and countries worldwide that have been taken to commemorate and memorialize JFK through postal stamps, cachets and other philatelic material over the past fifty years. Roberts’ talk will discuss many of the stamps in the exhibit and how they relate to Kennedy’s life plus he will outline the many activities happening all this year for the centennial anniversary. The program will begin at 7:30pm with the galleries opening at 6:30pm for viewing of the exhibit.

The exhibit, which will run until September 30, will also allow children to make their own free collection of both Kennedy stamps and stamps that have honored all our past presidents.


This program is designed to initiate youth to the hobby of stamp collecting, with the objective of increasing their awareness of the many countries of the world, their cultures and history. It is a favorite of home schoolers, as well as in-schoolers. For more information click here.


On February 12, 2015 the Board of Directors of the American Philatelic Society awarded the Twelfth International Philatelic Exhibition of the United States, to be held in 2026, to Boston. This is the culmination of four years of work by the Northeastern Federation of Stamp Clubs. For more information read the Linn's Stamp News article here.