July 2017 issue of The American Philatelist available online for free

In celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial, the American Philatelic Society (APS) has released the July issue of its monthly journal, The American Philatelist, online for free.

Typically, the journal is only available to APS members (archival issues are available online along with the current digital issue).

The American Philatelist is the oldest continuously published philatelic journal in the world with its first issue published 130 years ago, in January 1887. All articles are written by APS members and feature colourful illustrations.


The July 2017 issue of The American Philatelist includes:

  • “A Philatelic Tour of Expo 67” by Richard Judge;
  • “An Iconic Image Finds Its Rightful Spot” by Kaitlyn DeRudder;
  • “Wilderness Tourism” by David Piercey, chair of The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (RPSC) National and Regional Judging Program;
  • “A Tribute to Diverse Wildlife Stamps” by Gary Dickinson;
  • “Organized Philately in Canada” by Scott Tiffney; and
  • an overview of the APS StampShow, slated for Aug. 3-6 in Richmond, Va., by APS staff.

Featured columns include:

  • “Stamp Classics: Isolated Colonies – Just a Few Stamps” by Joseph Iredale;
  • “Expertizing: A Study in Carmine” by Mercer Bristow; and
  • “Worldwide in a Nutshell: Newfoundland” by Bob Lamb.

For more information or to read the July issue of The American Philatelist, click here.

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