The Sign of a Reliable Dealer
Philatelic Trade Association
50th Anniversary 2016 - 2017
of what we do, how to join, and advertisements from members.
The Society was formed in 1966 to assist philatelic traders in their dealings with collectors and with
other members of the trade. We act to promote the interests of our members and to encourage
the exchange of information on the marketing of stamps and on business matters in general.
We welcome applications for membership from new and established dealers in the United Kingdom
and overseas. Our members sell to collectors through approvals, auctions, fairs, mail order, shops and online.
We have a full-time Secretary and an unpaid and volunteer committee, as well as a strong online presence.
The Benefits of Becoming an ADPS member
1] The Sign of a Reliable Dealer
The ADPS initials and logo on dealers' literature, websites and advertisements give collectors total confidence
when buying and selling stamps.
For 50 years, membership of the Society has been recognised as the hallmark of trusted dealers with integrity.
2] Confidential List Service
Details of 'problem clients' reported by members to our Confidential Lists Officer are distributed
confidentially each month. Members are therefore pre-warned if contacted by fraudsters. We also
include details of major online and telephone scams.
3] Debt Recovery Service
Whenever customers retain goods without payment, the Confidential Lists Officer
contacts them on the dealer's behalf to seek redress.
4] The ADPS Bulletin - 6 issues a year
Members receive the bi-monthly Bulletin in A-5 format (sent by Royal Mail, or by email on request).
The magazine keeps them in touch with the Society and with fellow dealers and provides
the latest news on stamps and trading.
Members can also advertise in The Bulletin for only £2.00 per half page, or £3.00 per full
page, with one free advertisement for six issues prepaid.
5] ADPS Newsletter - 6 issues a year
Members also receive the bi-monthly Newsletter in A-4 format (distributed between each Bulletin),
which keeps them up-to-date with additional news and information.
6] The ADPS website - www.adpsstampdealers.uk
Members can advertise on the Society website (See "Members' Advertisements")
at only £5.00 a year. Email and website links can be included and reasonable modifications
and updates made at any time.
Our membership subscription is only £30.00 per year, or £31.00 if paying with a credit or debit card via PayPal.
Please download and complete the online application form and return it to the Secretary.
Payment can be made via PayPal or by a cheque drawn on a UK Bank.
Payment via PayPal
Subscription only or Subscription + website advertisement