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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.


The annual meeting of the Federation's Board of Delegates and Board of Directors will be held at Philatelic Show 2015 on Sunday, May 3 at 1PM. Member clubs should send representatives to these meetings.


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.


Philatelic Show is the largest annual show in New England and is part of the World Series of Philately, as defined by the American Philatelic Society.

Philatelic Show 2015 will be held at the Boxborough Holiday Inn in Boxborough, MA on May 1 to 3, 2015. The hotel is now taking reservations (Group Code for show rate is NFS).

Exhibiting prospectus here.

Convening societies will include the Collectors Club of New York, Postal History Society, United States Stamp Society, and New York 2016 World Stamp Show.



The Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History will host a postal history symposium co-sponsored by the United States Stamp Society, with support from the American Philatelic Society. The symposium’s theme is The Challenging 20th Century: Men, Machines and Modernization. It will take place on the campus of Regis College (Upper Union Student Hall) in Weston, Massachusetts, where the museum is located, on Thursday, April 30, 2015, starting at 9:00AM, a day before the opening of the WSP Philatelic Show in nearby Boxboro. The presenters include:

Rodney Juell on The Men Who Made the Stamps of the 1920s

Edward Grabowski on Philately and International Mail Order Fraud

George S. Norton on Technology in the Envelope: Use of Microfilm and Voice Recordings in the Mail during World War II

Roger S. Brody on The Bureau Leaves the Field

Program here.

Admission to the symposium is free, but the Museum asks that attendees register at www.stamps.org/Spellman-Registration. For questions contact info@spellman.org, or go to www.spellman.org.


On March 9, 2014 the board of directors of the Northeastern Federation of Stamp Clubs donated $1,000 to upcoming World Stamp Show - New York 2016. This decennial international stamp show will be held from May 28 to June 4, 2016 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.


This program is designed to initiate youth to the hobby of stamp collecting, with the objective of increasing their awareness of the many countries of the world, their cultures and history. It is a favorite of home schoolers, as well as in-schoolers. For more information click here.