American Helvetia Philatelic Society

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American Helvetia Philatelic Society
Founded 1938
Type not-for-profit organization
Focus Postage stamps and postal history of Switzerland and Liechtenstein
  • USA
Origins Society for Collectors of Switzerland (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Area served
Method conventions, exhibits, study groups, auctions, awards
Key people
Harlan F. Stone, president
Subsidiaries Affiliate of American Philatelic Society and Union of Swiss Philatelic Societies
membership fees
Mission source of information and material on the stamps, postal history and philatelic literature of Helvetia
Website American Helvetia Philatelic Society

The American Helvetia Philatelic Society (AHPS) is a philatelic organization dedicated to being the “source of information and material on the stamps, postal history and philatelic literature of Helvetia.” It is an affiliate of the American Philatelic Society and the Union of Swiss Philatelic Societies.


The society was founded in 1938 when it was founded by six Swiss and three Americans. It was then called Society for Collectors of Switzerland and was located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1975 it took on its current form and was renamed the American Helvetia Philatelic Society.


The AHPS is based in the United States, but has members in various countries. It provides for philatelic exhibitions, slide slows, auctions, sales books, research groups, and other activities.


The journal Tell is published bi-monthly by the society.


The society operates under a set of by-laws, and is administered by a president, vice president, secretary, treasurer and other board officers.

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