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This site was last updated on 12 November 2017

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Officers of the Society

Chairman: Clive Jones

Honorary Secretary: David G Horner
18 Broadgate, Ossett WF5 0PU
Telephone: 01924 271364

Honorary Treasurer: James R Hartley
9 Hollow Meadows Mews, Sheffield S6 6GJ
Telephone: 0114 230 4155

Editor Yorkshire's Post: Richard Wheatley, FRPSL

Honorary Life Member

Dr John Gatecliff

Subscriptions for 2017-18 fell due on 1 June 2017.
Please pay promptly to the Treasurer.

Subscriptions for 2017-18 are:
UK Members ... 5.00
Overseas Members ... 6.00

We are a small and friendly Society with a membership spread throughout the UK and Overseas.

We welcome everybody from beginner to expert, regardless of age.

See below for our Syllabus.


Primarily, the promotion and interest in and study of all aspects of Yorkshire Postal History.
Secondly, to have an interest in other branches of Postal History.


Last Saturday of the month from September to May (excluding December).


St Mary's Church Hall, Commercial Street, Morley, Leeds, LS27 2HY
(Opposite the Library). Trhe room we use is off the main hall at the far left of the hall.


2pm for about 2 hours (Note - there is also a Stamp Fair in the same building from 10am to 4pm on the last Saturday of each month throughout the year.)


5.00 for UK members; 6.00 for Overseas members per year. Subscriptions due 1 June each year.


'Yorkshire's Post' published approximately four times a year - free to members.
Editor: Richard Wheatley


Approximately 13 titles in print, including the latest published: 'Postal History of the City of York' (see below).


Contact the Honorary Secretary, for any information including availability, price etc of publications.
Contact details above.

SYLLABUS 2017-2018


30 September ... Middlesborough and Redcar - Phill Harriman & Ken Mitchell

28 October ... Instructional Marks - Members

25 November ... A Selection of Leeds Postal History - Richard Wheatley


27 January ... Letters U, V or W - Members

24 February ... Bedale and Sub-Offices - Clive Jones

31 March ... Members' 10 Sheet Displays and 16 Sheet Competition

28 April ... Penny Post - Members

May ... No Meeting

30 June ... Annual General Meeting followed by Members' Displays




This 24 page booklet has been produced to bring together all the many
new findings reported since the publication of the Golden Jubilee Edition
in 2007. The orginal publication is still available for 5, plus postage,
for collectors wishing to purchase both publications (check postal charges).

A useful and needed reference guide for Yorkshire Postal Historians.

Price 3.50 (Postage & packing 60p extra within UK)
Cheques payable to 'Yorkshire Postal History Society'

'The Postal History of the City of York to 1900',
by David B Rossall

Size A4, Ring Bound - iv plus 140pp
Price 10.00, Postage & Packaging extra.

Book front.


We have a stand at the Annual YPA Convention and at the Leeds PS Annual Fair for the sale of publications and for prospective members to find out about our Society and perhaps join. The publications listed below can be posted if you are not able to attend the above events.

All titles are subject to availability. Postage and packaging is extra - check before ordering for the total cost - overseas orders should be paid for in Sterling (British currency).

Book front. Book front.

Title and Author Price
No 5 Yorkshire Airmails by Richard Beith (1983) 3.50
No 6 Temporary Handstamps of Yorkshire by William A Sedgewick (1988) 3.00
No 9 Postal History of Doncaster by William A Sedgewick & Ronald Ward 4.00
No 10 History of Whitby's Post by Colin P Bullamore 3.00
No 14 Sheffield Post Offices in the Wapentake of Strafforth & Tickhill by Ronald Ward & William A Sedgewick (1979) 4.00
No 15 Leeds & Sub Offices to 1900 by Denis Boyes & Herbert Clarkson 4.00
No 18 Postal History of Bridlington, Filey & Hunmanby by Ronald Ward & William A Sedgewick 4.50
No 19 Chapeltown, Sheffield & District Posts by Ronald Ward 4.00
No 21 Postal History of Scarborough by Colin Bullamore 4.50
No 22 Spurn Point Postal History by Ronald Ward (1988) 3.50
No 23A Postal History of Dronfield District, Shefield by Ronald Ward 4.00
No 24 Postal History of the City of York by David B Rossall 10.00
No 25 Village Undated Handstamps of Yorkshire by Ken S Brown 5.00

Some of the Other YPHS Publications that are now out of print but may be picked up from philatelic literature dealers or auctions:

The Postal History of Bridlington and Bridlington Quay, by R Ward, 1967.

Leeds Postal History to 1858, by H Clarkson and H Versey, 1970.

Sheffield Postal History From Earliest Times to 1850, by E Buckley and R Ward, 1969.

The Postal History of Upper Wharfedale, Ilkley and Otley, by R Ward, 1972.

Wakefield Postal History, by E Buckley, 1971.


Project to Update the book on 'The Temporary Handstamps of Yorkshire'

This book by William A Sedgewick was published in 1988. The Society feels it is now time to update the listings in the light of new information which has been discovered since the original book was published. We are therefore asking all collectors (both YPHS members and non-members) who may have later information from that included in the book to contact our Honorary Secretary (contact details above) with details of new markings or earlier or later usage dates.

Acknowledgement will be given to persons supplying new information in the updated book to be published sometime in the future.

This notice was posted on 2 April 2012.

Useful Links

Yorkshire Philatelic Association Home Page
(For Diary of Events, Other Useful Philatelic Links etc)

Association of British Philatelic Societies

Great Britain Philatelic Society

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