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The Northeastern Federation provides a forum for the dissemination of philatelic information of importance to the New England area. We do this by providing a centralized list of stamp clubs and exhibitions. We also stage Philatelic Show every spring and support a youth program. Club application here. Bylaws listed here.


Philatelic Show is the largest annual show in the northeastern USA and is part of the World Series of Philately, as defined by the American Philatelic Society. Philatelic Show 2018 will take place on May 4 to 6, 2018 at the Boxborough Regency (formerly Boxborough Holiday Inn) in Boxborough, MA and welcomes the Bermuda Collectors Society and the Society for Hungarian Philately. The show exhibiting prospectus here.


Philatelic Show was pleased to introduce our new exhibit medals at Philatelic Show 2017. Manufactured by the Northwest Territorial Mint, these medals will be awarded at Philatelic Show 2018.



The Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History will host its sixth annual postal history symposium on Thursday, May 3, 2018. The symposium’s theme is A Century of U.S. Air Mail. It will take place on the campus of Regis College (College Hall 202) in Weston, Massachusetts, where the museum is located, starting at 9:30AM on the day before the opening of Philatelic Show 2018 in nearby Boxboro.

The associated displays in the Museum’s galleries, open to the public, will include truly exceptional material from its holdings and an example of the famous Inverted Jenny U.S. Air Mail stamp error, on loan from the American Philatelic Society. The symposium presenters include Scott Trepel, The First Flight of the Jenny; Santiago Cruz, SCADTA, The Pioneer Years, 1920-1922; Murray Abramson, Development of U.S. Air Mail to European, African, and Asian Destinations; and David Crotty, Air Cargo Transportation in the South Atlantic and Across Africa during World War II. Agenda here.

Admission to the symposium is free but the Museum asks that attendees register at this site: www.spellmanmuseum.org. For questions contact info@spellman.org.


On February 12, 2015 the Board of Directors of the American Philatelic Society awarded the Twelfth International Philatelic Exhibition of the United States, to be held in 2026, to Boston. This is the culmination of four years of work by the Northeastern Federation of Stamp Clubs. For more information read the Linn's Stamp News article here.