Philatelic Trade Association
50th Anniversary 2016 - 2017
Here you will find information on our friendly philatelic trade association and how to join.
Plus, a page of members' advertisements of stamps and other items for sale.
The Society was formed in 1966 to assist philatelic traders in their dealings with collectors and with
other members of the trade, especially in regard to reducing or preventing any losses. 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 generally.
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 our own Secretary and elected officers and committee.
The Benefits of Becoming an ADPS member
The Sign of a Reliable Dealer
You would be able to use the ADPS initials and logo on your literature, websites and advertisements,
giving prospective customers the confidence that they are dealing with someone they can trust.
Confidential List Service
Details of 'problem clients' reported by members to our Confidential Lists Officer are distributed
confidentially each month. You would be pre-warned if contacted by fraudsters. We now also
include details of major online and telephone scams.
Debt Recovery Service
If a customer were to retain your goods without payment, our Confidential Lists Officer would write
to them on your behalf to seek redress.
The ADPS Bulletin - 6 issues a year
You would receive our bi-monthly Bulletin in A-5 format (sent by Royal Mail, or email by request)
The Bulletin keeps members in touch with the Society and with fellow dealers and provides
the latest news on stamps and trading.
You would also be able to advertise in The Bulletin at only £2.00 per half page, or at £3.00 per full
page, with one free advertisement for six issues prepaid.
ADPS Newsletter - 6 issues a year
You would also receive our bi-monthly Newsletter in A-4 format (distributed between each Bulletin),
which keeps members up-to-date with additional news and information.
The ADPS website
You would be able to advertise on the Society website 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 by PayPal.
If you would like to join
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