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.
Parade of Poets on Stamps
APS Star Route Winner of Vermeil Award
In the summer of 2023, we submitted our website as an affiliate of the American Philatelic Society for rating by a jury of judges in the Star Route review. Changes in our content and organization of pages reflect the helpful feedback received from those judges. Check back often to see our progress in improvements.
Parade of Authors on Stamps
New Page: Articles of Distinction
The American Philatelic Society invites its many chapters and affiliates to share the best articles from their newsletters, bulletins, and journals. JAPOS began doing this in 2020. Now you can go directly to those articles from our new "Articles of Distinction" page.
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.
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.