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Philatelists Welcome!

Journalists, Authors, and Poets on Stamps

Our mission is to share information about journalists, authors, and poets who have been honored on postage stamps worldwide. We do this by researching and publishing member-written articles about them in our newsletter.

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We are a study unit of the American Topical Association, an affiliate (#68) of the American Philatelic Society, and a chapter (#54) of the American First Day Cover Society.

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The American Topical Association (ATA) helps us by providing checklists of stamps from around the world featuring journalists, authors, or poets.

The American Philatelic Society (est. 1886), the largest stamp collecting organization in the world, has something for every collector.

The American First Day Cover Society (AFDCS) promotes collection of stamps on envelopes (covers) postmarked in the city and on the date of the first day of issue.

Parade of Journalists on Stamps

Closed Album: James E. Byrne

        JAPOS President Clete Delvaux is sad to announce that member Jim Byrne (1920-2023) passed away on April 1, this year. Our sympathies go out to his wife Janice Byrne (also a JAPOS member) and family. Although Jim lived in Illinois, he was a member of many Wisconsin stamp organizations, including the Wisconsin Federation of Stamp Clubs. He wrote many articles for their newsletter Across the Fence Post, and the Green Bay Philatelic Society.

       JAPOS members voted Jim's article "The Dumas Family 2021 on Stamps of Haiti" the Best of JAPOS in 2021. It is listed among the APS Articles of Distinction at this website. You may also read it in our new page called "Featured Article."

See our Bulletin

We offer some sample bulletins here for your review. If you like what you see, and if you are a collector of journalists, authors, or poets on stamps, consider joining our study group. The bulletin is published quarterly as a PDF. Membership dues are $7 USD payable by December 31 for the following calendar year.

Join our Group

Tell us about yourself and send your first dues payment to our Secretary-Treasurer. We will never share your contact data with anyone outside our small group. See the Contacts page on this site for where to send your payment and information.

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