American Helvetia Philatelic Society
|Origins||Society for Collectors of Switzerland (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)|
|Key people||Harlan F. Stone, president|
|Focus(es)||Postage stamps and postal history of Switzerland and Liechtenstein|
|Mission||source of information and material on the stamps, postal history and philatelic literature of Helvetia|
|Method(s)||conventions, exhibits, study groups, auctions, awards|
|Subsidiaries||Affiliate of American Philatelic Society and Union of Swiss Philatelic Societies|
|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 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.
- American Helvetia Philatelic Society
- Helvetia Publishes Booklet Guide to Swiss Stamps
- AHPS Directory
- Pdb Directory - American Helvetia Philatelic Society
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