About Us

The Allentown Philatelic Society (aka. Allentown Stamp Club) is a chapter member of the American Philatelic Society.

 

EPASS, our club’s October 31st stamp show, is CANCELLED.
(See the EPASS page for more info.)

 

– The October 6th club meeting will be held virtually, using ZOOM. See SCHEDULE for more info.
– The club will continue to conduct its meetings via ZOOM until further notice.
– The May Club Dinner was postponed until at least the Autumn with a date still to be determined.

In light of the COVID-19 coronavirus situation, our club will continue to make decisions on a month-to-month basis.

The club meetings will continue to hold virtual meetings on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 PM using ZOOM until further notice. Please check this website periodically to determine if an event or club meeting has been re-scheduled or cancelled or has had its venue changed.

We, the Allentown club, meet on the first Tuesday of every month. The formal part of the meeting starts at 7 p.m., but many members arrive by 6:30 p.m. to buy, sell and/or trade. Our meetings are normally held at the St. Luke’s Sacred Heart Hospital (Allentown) in the Reception Room, which is located in the 2nd floor conference center . This room is anticipated to be our permanent meeting location in 2020; however, the room may occasionally change if requested by the hospital administration. Please check the Schedule to see if there are any changes.

St. Luke’s Sacred Heart Hospital is located at 421 Chew Street, Allentown, PA 18102. Free parking is available in the multi-story parking lot adjacent to the conference center and is accessed from 5th Street. If you park on level 2A Orange, there are doors into the building on this level. Upon entering the building, turn left and proceed down the corridor. At the first intersection, the Reception Room is the first room to the right.

Benefits 

The meetings are a great place to network with other enthusiastic philatelists.

You will have the opportunity to discuss, swap, buy and sell stamps with other members.

Auctions are conducted on odd-numbered months and audio-visual presentations are presented on even months. The A/V topics are selected by the members.

An annual dinner event is conducted by the club at a local restaurant; members’ costs are subsidized by the club.

Members can sign out library books for a month at a time but can extend their time period if no other member requests those books. Some items include the Scott Volume 1 through 6, Scott US Specialized and Scott Classic catalogs.

Interested in joining? Click on Membership Application. Print out and fill in the application form and send it with your $10 check for the annual dues. The check should be made out to “Allentown Philatelic Society” and mailed to:

Mr. Brian Gaydos, Membership Chairman
551 Richmond Road
Bangor, PA  18013-9535

The dues of new applicants received between 1 August and 31 December will also cover entire following calendar year. If you have any questions, please use the Contact Form on our Contact Us page and we will make every effort to get back to you quickly.

If you are interested in more information about the national American Philatelic Society, there are links to their website and membership application on our Contact Us page.