It was formed on 8th May 1971, the first President being Ernest Argyle. We are members of both the BTA and IMFP.The aim of the society is to foster an interest in the collecting of stamps featuring ships.
We have groups, within the society, that meet on a regular basis, and also distribute a bi-monthly magazine, Log Book, to keep members up to date with their interest and provide an inter-active forum.
A “Packet” is available to UK members to provide the opportunity to both purchase and sell stamps.
We also have an "E-Packet" which allows the purchase of stamps via the internet.
There is an on-line encyclopaedia on a dedicated site at www.shipstamps.co.uk.