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

In-person RPA meetings are cancelled until the JCC re-opens, however Zoom meetings will take place on our regular meeting schedule. Need a free evaluation of what you have? Use the email at the bottom of the page to send photos of your items for us to check out!
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
Collectors
Associate Club #1
Stamp Insider
(Click to view the latest club newsletter in PDF format)
Aug-Oct'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.

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   Learn More About Us Through These Pages
  • Membership Details and Club Contacts
  • Meetings
  • 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

  • ROPEX 2021, May 21-22
  • Prior RPA 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
  • Philatelic Trivia (57k PDF)

  • 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
    Chuck Schultz (to June 30, 2021)
    Paul Brach (to June 30, 2022)
    TBA (to June 30, 2023)
    Larry Rausch (Immediate Past President)


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    September 19, 2020

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