ADPS   Stamp Dealers'  Society
The Sign of a Reliable Dealer

The Friendly
Philatelic Trade Association

The Friendly
Philatelic Trade Association

Welcome to the website of the ADPS Stamp Dealers' Society.
(Last updated 13th July 2024)

THE ADPS promotes the interests of its members, ensures that customers have total confidence when buying or selling stamps, and supports the development of the hobby.

COLLECTORS are encouraged to look out for the ADPS name and logo - the sign of a reliable dealer. Click on 'Members' Advertisements'and shop with confidence. You will find a wide range of stamps, postal history, philatelic supplies, books, and postcards on offer.

We welcome APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP from new and established dealers in stamps and collectables in the United Kingdom and overseas. Our members sell to collectors through approvals, mail order, auctions, fairs, shops, and online. We have a full-time secretary, a volunteer committee, and a strong online presence.

INTERNET DEALER? The ADPS publications, help and advice can be delivered online direct to your inbox.

The BENEFITS of ADPS Membership include:

1] Added customer confidence
Members can use the ADPS initials and logo on their advertisements, literature, and websites, giving customers total confidence that they are dealing with someone they can trust. This will lead to increased sales and support the development of the business.

2] Six Bulletins a year
The bi-monthly magazine keeps members in touch with the Society and fellow dealers and provides the latest news on stamps and trading. Members can also advertise in the Bulletin for only 2.00 for a half page, or 3.00 for a full page, with one free advertisement for six issues prepaid.

3] Six newsletters a year
Members also receive the bi-monthly Newsletter between Bulletins - with additional news and information. So members receive a mailing every month - either by Royal Mail or by email in the UK, or email overseas.

4] Low-cost advertising @
The popular ADPS website provides members with the opportunity to advertise on the internet 24/7 for only 5.00 a year (See 'Members' Advertisements'). Direct email and website links can be included and reasonable modifications and updates requested at any time.

5] Free help and advice
Advice is always available from our experienced team of dealers on stamps and general aspects of trading.

6] Notification of frauds and scams
Early warnings of major online and telephone scams are distributed monthly. The system has protected numerous members from losses over the years. Come and join us and enjoy these benefits for your business.

To join

Please download and complete the online application form and mail it to the Secretary.

Our membership subscription is only £30.00 per year
Payment can be made by credit or debit card using PayPal
or by a cheque drawn on a UK Bank.

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