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.



Join one of the leading philatelic societies in the UK with a worldwide membership and share your collecting interests with other like-minded enthusiasts.


The aims of the Society are to advance the research into the promotion of German philately and to assist collectors of German philatelic material in the greater enjoyment of the hobby.


In our website you will find details about:


  • our prize-winning magazine, Germania
  • how to access our well-stocked library (UK members only)
  • join in the members' forum
  • our local or specialist study groups
  • our exchange packet service (UK members only)
  • Society’s postal auction
  • joining the Society (see JOIN page)


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The Society’s library contains a wealth of information free to members (except postage) – do please use it.

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. Visit the library page.

FREE youth membership – see Join page

Please support your regional groups - your participation is vital to the Society's activities

We need new monograph titles - please consider writing one ! Help can be provided. Contact the publications manager, Giles du Boulay.

Support your Society - obtain your albums,leaves, catalogues and accessories at up to 20% discount - see news/publications page.

Poststempelgilde books: Bochmann catalogues, books on censorship by Riemer etc now available through the Society. See the member’s only News/Publications page for details.

NEW ! See the members’ only News/Publications page for a list of the Ian Nutley donation of books

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