The year 2014 marked the 50th anniversary of the first year of operation of the Germany & Colonies Philatelic Society following the amalgamation of the Germany & Colonies Stamp Club (established 1947) and the Stockton German Study Group (1960).


The G&CPS celebrated its inaugural year in 1964 with the first Germania Posta philatelic exhibition held in Stockton.




The library holds a fine collection of books, catalogues and other material related to German philately which may be borrowed by UK members, free of charge except for postage. The full rules and procedure for borrowing from the library can be found in the catalogue.

The library catalogue has been completely revised for 2014 and separated into three sections - also keywords have been introduced to aid electronic searches as well as the use of bold type to aid visual searches. Click on Books, Journals or Articles for each section.

The catalogue is in pdf format to enable rapid searching by keyword.

The library lists of books, journals and articles have been revised as at October 2023 with latest acquisitions on the books list highlighted in red.

To access the PDFs, click the links below