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 are back to meeting again in-person at the JCC! Check our "Meetings Schedule" link below for dates, meeting topics and Zoom log-in details. **********
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'22 H&T issue

The ROPEX Stamps, Coins &
Collectibles Show scheduled
for May 20-21 has been
cancelled due to mall issues.
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. 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 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

  • ROPEX 2022 has been cancelled
  • 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

  • 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

    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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