ADPS Stamp Dealers' Society
The Sign of a Reliable Dealer

The Friendly
Philatelic Trade Association
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The Friendly
Philatelic Trade Association


Welcome to the website of the ADPS Stamp Dealers' Society.

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, a volunteer committee, and a strong online presence.


These are 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 a trusted dealer.

2] Confidential List Service

Details of 'problem clients' reported by members to our Confidential Lists Officer are distributed
confidentially each month. In this way , members are warned in advance if contacted by fraudsters. We also
provide details of major online and telephone scams.

3] Debt Recovery Service

Whenever dealers have problems with customers, the Confidential Lists Officer will write to seek redress on their behalf.

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") for only £5.00 a year.
Email and website links can be included and reasonable 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.

To join

Please download and complete the online application form and mail it to the Secretary.
Payment can be made via PayPal or by a cheque drawn on a UK Bank.

Payment via PayPal
Choose your payment option
"Subscription" or "Subscription + Web advertisement"
then click on the 'Subscribe' button

Select your Payment
Download Application Form
Contact us by email
Members' Advertisements
Committee and News page