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: JCC of Greater Rochester, 1200 Edgewood Ave., Brighton

********** The RPA is on summer break, convening again on September 8 at the JCC! Check our "Meetings Schedule" link below for dates, meeting topics and Zoom log-in details. All are welcome! **********
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)
Fall'22 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 JCC of Greater Rochester in Brighton at 1200 Edgewood Avenue in Room A. 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 map to our meetings.

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 Through These Pages
  • Membership Details and Club Contacts
  • Meetings Schedule
  • Newsletters (Hinges and Tongs)
  • Member Services (PDF)
  • Member Presentations, Exhibits, Articles
  • Buy-Sell-Trade-Wanted Offers

  • RPA History & Archives
  • RPA Officers 1913-Present
  • RPA Constitution
  • RPA Firsts
  • Centennial Dinner Celebration, March 2013

  • Prior RPA and ROPEX Stamp Shows
  • RPA Stamp Show Summaries 1921-Present
  • Calendar of Local/Regional Stamp Shows

  • RPA Covers Through the Years
  • 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
  • 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.
    Donation questions may be emailed to stamptmf@gmail.com.


    RPA Officers (July 1, 2019-December 31, 2022)
    President- Jack Rosenstein
    Vice President- John Flannery III
    Treasurer- Dave Robinson
    Recording Secretary- TBD
    Board of Governors
    Chuck Schultz (to December 31, 2022)
    Paul Brach (to December 31, 2023)
    TBA (to December 31, 2024)
    Larry Rausch (Immediate Past President)


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