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

 

The
  ANYone
    ANYtime
      ANYplace
         ANYhow
             activity

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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

 
   
   
   

News

 

New SA stamps

 

Stamp shows

 

Stamps Shows Dates

 

Stamp fairs

 

Auctions

 

Members

 

Members: log in

 

Southern Africa stamp history

 

SA postal rates

 

Southern African Philatelic offices

 

Constitution

 

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)

 

Links