ASCGB - American Stamp Postmaster


Founded May 1954

This website was last updated February 2024

Affiliate No 265 of the American Philatelic Society

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ASCGB - American Stamp Club of Great Britain UK flag


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About Us    ::    Contact Us for more information and how to join

Annual Convention    ::    Sample copies of our Journal - The Mayflower

Links to other Websites    ::    Members' Area

Picture Gallery    ::    Privacy GDPR and Legal Stuff

About Us

The American Stamp Club of Great Britain caters for collectors of the stamps and postal history of the United States of America, United States Possessions, and the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War period. We cover 'back-of-the-book' material - locals, revenues, postal stationery, air mails, pre-cancels, essays, proofs, in fact everything philatelic relating to the United States. We welcome both new collectors and advanced specialist collectors. Unfortunately, because of insurance restrictions we cannot send exchange packets or books abroad, only within the United Kingdom. We provide the following services:

* Our Journal, The Mayflower, which is sent free to members either as a full colour, large print version by email, or as a A5 size hard copy in black and white by post. It includes a postal auction, Club news and articles on United States philately;

* Circulating Exchange Packets for Stamps, First Day Covers & Postal History, Revenues and other back-of-the-book items;

* A New Issues Service tailored to your needs;

* A Library containing reference books and handbooks covering most of the main aspects of US philately which members can borrow for the cost of the postage;

* An Annual Convention which is held in different parts of the country, usually in conjunction with a stamp fair or philatelic event, and includes our Annual General Meeting, Competitions and displays, together with an opportunity to meet other United States collectors.

* A series of publications produced by the Club that are available for members to purchase (listed in the Members' Area).

* In addition local meetings are sometimes held when sufficient members can get together.

In memory of a late member who gave the club a legacy,

Normally the annual subscription is 10.00 with a once only joining fee of 5.00.

The Club is constituted as a non-profit making mutual society with only members participating in the trading activities of the Club.

Want more information, have something to say, or want to join the Club?

General enquiries

Acting General Secretary
John Edwards
Acting General Secretary

Membership enquiries, and joining the Club

Membership Secretary
Dr Murray Touche
Membership Secretary

Subscriptions and financial matters

Les Archer

The Club's Journal - The Mayflower

John Edwards
Mayflower Journal Editor

Want to join the Club?

You can join the Club straight away by downloading and completing the membership form
below and posting it to our Membership Secretary.

For 2024, all subscription and joining fees have been waived.

Click here:
Membership Application Request

Note. Please provide your name and address.
The application form will be sent to your email address unless you indicate otherwise.
When sent to you this will download as two A4 size pages which you can either print
as two pages or print back-to-back and fold into an A5 leaflet.


This Area is available only to members, and the login credentials are changed from time to time.
Members with email who have opted to take the email version of The Mayflower will be
sent any changes of credentials. Other members can obtain these from the
The area contains members' pages, messages, sales and wants, back numbers of The
Mayflower, articles, a list of Club publications, and anything else that might be of
interest to members.

Access To Members' Area

The American Stamp Club of Great Britain wishes all
collectors much pleasure in the pursuit of their hobby.


1. The American Stamp Club of Great Britain will hold information about each member on a database in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations until otherwise instructed by the member. The information will be used only to communicate with members and provide the various services to members that are available to them. Information about members will never be disclosed to a third party without the consent of the member, except when required by law.

2. Members may at any time ask the Membership Secretary to provide a copy of their information held on the ASCGB database.

3. A member may at any time ask the Membership Secretary to have their information removed from the ASCGB database. This will mean that the Club will no longer be able to communicate with the member, and they will not receive any further Club services.

4. We value the privacy of all who use our site. We do not use cookies or track visitors to this site, or collect any data about visitors to this site (other than visitor numbers for statistical purposes). If any visitor wishes to raise a Privacy Issue about this website, he/she should contact our Membership Secretary.


5. The American Stamp Club of Great Britain ('the Club') website shall be dedicated to the promotion of United States Philately in Great Brtain, and the Club, will provide information to members and prospective members about the Club's activities, and other relevant philatelic activities at international, national, regional and local level.

6. The site may contain advertising matter relating to the hobby of philately by philatelic organisations, or by non philatelic organisations that sponsor philatelic activities, but the Webmaster reserves the right to refuse any advertisement considered to be harmful or detrimental to The Club or philately in general or falling within the definition at (5) below.

7. The site shall not include anything of a libellous or defamatory nature, or anything which is offensive, or anything which may bring the Club into disrepute.

8. The site shall be reviewed on a regular basis and amended, where appropriate, with any changes notified to the Webmaster by officers of the Club or members.

ASCGB - American Stamp Club of Great Britain club, The 2c Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition stamp, issued in 1909

The 2c Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition
stamp, issued in 1909, shows William
Henry Seward. He was United States
Secretary of State, 1861 to 1869, during
the Civil War, and did much work to help
secure a Union victory. On the Right is a
'bird's-eye-view' of the Exposition with
Mt Rainier in the background, After the
Exposition, the site became the campus
for the University of Washington.

ASCGB - American Stamp Club of Great Britain club, Exposition with Mt Rainier in the background

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