American Stamp Club of Great Britain
The American Stamp Club of Great Britain is a club for British philatelists who specialize in U.S stamps, covers and rarities, organised by a Committee with an Honorary Secretary as the contact address in Leeds.
About the club
The Club was founded in 1954 and caters for all levels of United States collector from novice to advanced specialist.
They cover the whole field of United States philately including stamps, postal history, stationery, US possessions, Confederate States, locals, revenues, duck stamps, and all other back-of-the-book items, pre-stamp period, proofs, and essays.
They are one of the largest specialist societies in the United Kingdom. Their members are mainly from the UK, but some reside in the United States and mainland Europe, and as far afield as New Zealand.
The club has an annual weekend convention in late September or early October. The location varies within the UK. Local meetings are arranged when members want them. The club also operates an exchange packet and a library for members within the UK.
The Club issues a quarterly journal, The Mayflower, which includes Club news, articles and a postal auction, and have published a series of monographs on such diverse subjects as street car RPOs, the 2c Black Jack, and the United States Postal Agency in Shanghai, China. The Club also issues a comprehensive annual listing of all United States new issues.