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 in Greece

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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'23 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 has grown to 81, with members residing in nine states and Canada. We're one of America's most active (and we believe friendliest!) stamp clubs.

RPA offers many services and benefits. Our newsletter, "Hinges & Tongs," is filled with articles about collecting in general and informs members of meetings and events. Our philatelic library contains several hundred books and catalogs that members may borrow.

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 in Greece. 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.

Click for a Google map to our meetings or see our venue page for directions.

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.

Learn More About Us
  • Meeting Schedule
  • Maps to our Meeting Venue
  • Newsletters (Hinges and Tongs)
  • Member Services (PDF)
  • Membership Details and Club Contacts
  • Member Presentations, Exhibits, Articles
  • Buy-Sell-Trade-Wanted Offers

  • RPA History & Archives
  • RPA Officers 1913-Present
  • RPA Constitution (revised 12/2022)
  • 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 Commemorative Cancels
  • October Stamp Collecting Month

  • Rochester Advertising Covers
  • Rochester Postal History
  • Wheel of Fortune Cancellations

  • What are My Stamps Worth?
  • Learn About Stamp Exhibiting
  • President- Jack Rosenstein
    Treasurer- Larry Rausch
    Assistant- Tom Fortunato

    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 to those who itemize.

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