Germany & Colonies Philatelic Society

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.




This is the Society's journal, published quarterly and sent free to members. Bound annual volumes and copies of most individual issues of Germania and other Society publications are available.


This service is restricted to members resident in the UK. Packets containing a wealth of material are constantly in circulation.


See links below for copies of the packet rules and an application form:


Packet Rules

Application Form




Only fully paid-up members of the Society can participate in the auctions.

Auction lists can be sent by e-mail on request without charge. A small charge will be made when members receive the lists by post.


For fuller details of the auction see the attached items:

  1. Announcement from the new Auction Manager as printed in Germania November 2016
  2. Postal Auction rules
  3. Items 9,10 & 11 of the auction rules give details to members wishing to sell items through the auction.
  4. As mentioned above only members of the Society may participate. Any member not currently receiving a catalogue and wishing to do so, should e-mail Steve Palmer – – quoting their full address details for him to check against the membership list. To join the Society please see details under the ‘Join’ heading of this website.
  5. Auction 302 takes place on 20 June 2021. The catalogue can be viewed here and scans of lots for States and Empire, Weimar here, for Third Reich and Allied occupations here, and for others here.

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 library catalogue can be found by clicking here.


The Society has a number of regional and study groups. Details of these including forthcoming meetings can be found by clicking here: regional Groups, study groups.


Members can purchase publications on various aspects of German philately – general or specialised. Back issues of Germania are also available. Furthermore the Society can supply a wide range of philatelic accessories such as stamp catalogues (not just for German stamps but worldwide), albums, leaves, mounts etc mostly at 20% discount (+ postage). Go to the MEMBERS’ page for access to these membership benefits.



‘Unfortunately due to the continuing uncertainty caused by the Covid pandemic as to whether we could practicably hold such a major social get-together as our traditional AGM weekend, we have had reluctantly to take the decision to cancel our 2021 booking at the Lea Marston hotel.’