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

We regret RPA meetings and ROPEX 2020 are cancelled until further notice.
American Philatelic Society Chapter #0207-019273
American Topical Association Chapter #84
American First Day Cover Society Chapter #69
Federation of New York Philatelic Societies
International Society of Worldwide Stamp
Associate Club #1
Stamp Insider
(Click to view the latest club newsletter in PDF format)
May-July'20 H&T issue

Sponsor of "ROPEX"
Rochester's National Stamp Show
ROPEX 2021- May 21-22
(click for details)
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 98, with members residing in nine states and Canada. We're one of America's most active (and we believe friendliest!) stamp clubs. Read all about us and what we can offer you!

Whether you're a beginner or specialist, the RPA offers you many services and benefits. Our newsletter, "Hinges & Tongs," is filled with articles about collecting in general and informs members about upcoming meetings and events. The club's philatelic library holds several hundred books, magazines and periodicals, including worldwide catalogs. These may be borrowed without cost by RPA members.

For those in the upstate New York area, we invite you to attend RPA meetings in person. 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 meetings.

   Learn More About Us Through These Pages
  • Membership Details and Club Contacts
  • Meetings (cancelled until further notice)
  • Newsletters (Hinges and Tongs)
  • Member Services (PDF)
  • Buy-Sell-Trade-Wanted Offers
  • Member Presentations, Exhibits, Articles

  • RPA History & Archives
  • Centennial Dinner Celebration
  • RPA Officers 1913-Present
  • RPA Firsts
  • RPA Constitution
  • RPA Library Books (PDF)

  • ROPEX 2021, May 21-22
  • Prior ROPEX Home Pages
  • RPA Stamp Show Summaries 1921-Present
  • Calendar of Local/Regional Stamp Shows

  • RPA Covers Through the Years
  • Rochester Commemorative Cancels
  • October Stamp Collecting Month
  • 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 monetary donations that are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Gifts
    in kind of philatelic material are accepted on a non-tax deductible basis. Questions about donations may be emailed to us by clicking here.

    RPA Officers (July 2019-June 2021)
    President- Jack Rosenstein
    Vice President- John Flannery III
    Treasurer- Dave Robinson
    Recording Secretary- John Kellas III
    Board of Governors
    Carl Miller (to June 30, 2020)
    Chuck Schultz (to June 30, 2021)
    Paul Brach (to June 30, 2022)
    Larry Rausch (Immediate Past President)

    See examples of Rochester's postal past on each page of the RPA web site! Mouse-over an item to read its description.
    1844 Hoyt's Letter Express local
    (Click here: Nov. 15, 2006 Siegel Lot #1031, unsold)
    1865 Rochester patent punch cancel
    1865 Rochester patent punch cancel

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    July 29, 2020

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