Welcome to the International Postal Museum

Due to the recent deaths of two of the Trustees, the future of the Charity is under review and we are therefore not accepting any new subscriptions.

 Our Aims Are: 

  • To obtain and preserve information, pictures and data concerning the postal history of all countries, individual post offices, maps, etc.
  • To collect images of important postal history collections together with the owners biography.

  • To promote philately as most postal historians started as philatelists.

  • To operate a postal history auction for annual subscribers with zero commission for vendors.

  • A five year plan to list the post offices and postal rates of every country.


We welcome any additional information to the various handbooks listed concerning postmarks, post office postal rates, etc., all of which will be duly acknowledged so that our listings are being continually up-dated. Please send any information/scans direct to our email address. We would also be interested in receiving any new studies, books, etc. on the postal history of any country to add to our site.

This information is already partially available in the books, etc., that can be found under "Catalogue" and "General Index"

If you are a non-subscriber you will be able to see the General Index of what is available and purchase hard copies of the Proud Bailey books only. Subscribers have access to the full site including all electronic documents, special publications and other downloads


As the number of subscribers increases we hope to be able to reduce the subscription rates and we would emphasise that the Museum is a registered charity, number: 278941.



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