The Rochester Philatelic Association
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1828 Rochester cancel      Rochester's philatelic window lilac cancel, first day of use, October 17, 1993
RPA, P.O. Box 10206 Brighton Station, Rochester, NY 14610-0206
Meetings at the Village at Unity-Village Square Community Room
1477 Long Pond Road on the Unity Hospital campus in Greece.

********** Join us in person or by Zoom! Check our "Meeting Schedule" link below for dates, meeting topics and Zoom log-in details. All are welcome. Bring your stamp related items between 7-7:30 before any meeting for a free evaluation! **********
Greetings from New York stamp
American Philatelic Society Chapter #0207-019273
American Topical Association Chapter #84
American First Day Cover Society Chapter #69
International Society of Worldwide Stamp Collectors Associate Club #1
(Click to view the latest club newsletter in PDF format)
Summer '24 H&T issue
The Rochester Philatelic Association (RPA) was formed by 13 stamp collectors in 1913 as a way to share their common interest in philately. Current membership is now at 73, with members residing in nine states. We're one of America's most active (and we believe friendliest!) stamp clubs.

The RPA offers many services and benefits no matter what you collect for beginners and specialists alike. All are welcome! Our newsletter, "Hinges & Tongs," is filled with articles about philately in general and informs members of meetings and events.

We invite you to attend RPA meetings in person or join via Zoom. They take place on the second and fourth Thursdays of most months between September and June, November and December only once on the second Thursday. Meetings are at the Village at Unity-Village Square Community Room, 1477 Long Pond Road on the Unity Hospital campus in Greece. Make sure you see our venue page before coming, as it may be difficult to find our meeting place. Buy/sell/trade runs from 7:00-7:30 PM, followed by the formal meeting at 7:30 PM. A silent auction concludes most evening's program.

The public is welcome to bring stamps, collections and other philatelic items to us for a free evaluation between 7-7:30 PM before any of our meetings. We can recommend a local dealer member if a formal appraisal is needed.

2024-2025 Officers
President- Jack Rosenstein
Vice President/Treasurer- Larry Rausch
Director at Large- Tom Fortunato
Learn More About Us
  • Meeting Schedule
  • Maps to our Meeting Venue

  • Membership Details and Club Contacts
  • Hinges and Tongs Newsletters
  • RPA Constitution (revised 12/2022)
  • Member Presentations, Exhibits, Articles

  • RPA History & Archives
  • RPA Officers 1913-Present
  • RPA Firsts
  • RPA Souvenir and First Day Covers
  • Centennial Dinner Celebration, March 2013

  • Calendar of Upcoming Area Stamp Shows
  • Prior RPA and ROPEX Stamp Shows
  • RPA Stamp Show Summaries 1921-Present

  • Rochester Advertising Covers
  • Rochester Postal History
  • Rochester Commemorative Cancels

  • What are My Stamps Worth?
  • Learn About Stamp Exhibiting
  • This Day in (Stamp) History by Mystic
  • Wheel of Fortune Cancellations

    Looking forward to
    the next United States
    international exhibition!
    May 23-30, 2026
    Boston Convention and
    Exhibition Center.
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    The Rochester Philatelic Association is a recognized 501(c)3 not-for-profit charitable organization by the Internal Revenue Service and
    incorporated in the State of New York. We gratefully accept donations that are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law for those who itemize.

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    July 3, 2024

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