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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.


The Norwalk Stamp Club will hold NORPEX 2017 on March 11, 2017 from 10AM to 4PM at the Norwalk Senior Center on 11 Allen Road, Norwalk. There will be a dealer bourse, exhibits, USPS, collection evaluation, door prizes, and kid's table. Free parking and free admission.


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 will take place on May 5 to 7, 2017 at the Boxborough Holiday Inn in Boxborough, MA. This year Philatelic Show welcomes conventions from the American Air Mail Society and the Philatelic Society of Greater Southern Africa. Exhibiting Prospectus listed here.



The Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History will host its fifth annual postal history symposium, co-sponsored by the Philatelic Society for Greater Southern Africa. The symposium’s theme is Philately and Postal History of Southern Africa. It will take place on the campus of Regis College (College Hall 202) in Weston, Massachusetts, where the museum is located, on Thursday, May 4, 2017, starting at 9:30AM, a day before the opening of the WSP Philatelic Show in nearby Boxboro.

The symposium presenters include Peter Thy on Postal History of Southern African Pioneers in World War II, Ken Lawrence on The Intersection of African Liberation and Philately in the Life of an Activist, Tim Bartshe on The NZASM (Transvaal railroad), Hugh McMackin on The Philatelic Literature of Southern Africa, Eddie Bridges on Union of South Africa: The Darmstadt Trials of 1929, Gawie Van der Walt and Johan Joubert on South African Border War: including the involvement of the Cubans 1966-1989 and Guy Dillaway on The Development of the Cape Eastern Frontier 1864-1910.

Admission to the symposium is free but the Museum asks that attendees register at this site: www.spellmanmuseum.org. For questions contact info@spellman.org, or go to www.psgsa.org.


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.