The Philatelic Federation of South Africa is the umbrella body of stamp clubs and provides key services to collectors and stamp clubs. “Philately” is the collection and study of postage stamps and their use.

Welcome to the wonderful world of stamp collecting
The 1 hobby that has something for EVERYONE

You decide what you want from the hobby:

Perhaps you like stamps on a subject, like “trains” or “tigers’? Postmarks showing place names ? First day covers or envelopes which mark special events ? Postcards ?

Whatever you like by way of stamps or postal items, you will enjoy being a member of a stamp group. Find stamp clubs, contacts, venues. [click]

About stamp collecting



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What one can collect


You can have a wide choice of what to collect.
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Where to find stamps


It is possible to collect
stamps with little outlay

Hints on where to find stamps

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Tools for stamp collecting


Sorting and handling of stamps - the easy way to get started
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I have a question

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Stamp collecting  in  South Africa

How things work


Stamp clubs


Stamp shows


Stamp fairs


Meet the Philatelic Federation


The Philatelic Federation at work



Expert committee


Philatelic Heritage


Judging and ethics


The Philatelic Congress


Top Awards in organised philately


Specialist groups


Stamp dealers


Stamp catalogues


Books available


The SA Philatelist


The Philatelic Foundation


Philatelic Federation contact details




New SA stamps


Stamp shows


Stamps Shows Dates


Stamp fairs






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Southern Africa stamp history


SA postal rates


Southern African Philatelic offices




Model club constitution


Philatelic Federation Executive


Recipients of major awards


Signatories of the Roll of Honour


Recipients of the Skinner Cup


Recipients of the Manfred Weinstein Memorial Medallion


Reference books (recent)


The SA Philatelist (Download)