About Us

The Allentown Philatelic Society (aka. Allentown Stamp Club) is a chapter member of the American Philatelic Society. 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 trade. The meeting is located in the 2nd floor conference center at the St. Luke’s Hospital’s Sacred Heart Campus. The room number for the December 2019 meeting is 2AB. Commencing in January 2020, the club will be meeting in what is called the Reception Room, which is down the corridor from 2AB. The Reception Room is expected to be our permanent meeting location in 2020; however, the room location is subject to change. Please check the Schedule to see if there are any changes. The hospital is located at 421 Chew Street, Allentown, PA 18102. Free parking is provided in the 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 and the conference rooms are down the corridor to the left.

Benefits 

The meetings are a great place to network with other philatelic enthusiasts.
You have the opportunity to discuss, swap, buy and sell stamps with other members.

Auctions are conducted on odd 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 $11 check ($1 application fee & $10 annual dues) made out to “Allentown Philatelic Society” to:

Dr. Tim Kent, Secretary
Allentown Philatelic Society
504 Parkside Ct.
Allentown, PA  18104

Note: Dues of new Members received between 1 August and 31 December shall apply to the 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.