Welcome to the North Carolina Postal History Society
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The North Carolina Postal History Society was formed in 1982 to promote, study, and educate the public about North Carolina Postal History. In 1986 the society was approved as Affiliate No. 155 of the American Philatelic Society. Non-profit status with the Internal Revenue Service was received in 1988 under section 501 (c)(3).

The society maintains extensive records of North Carolina postmarks from colonial to modern times collected from numerous sources since the society was formed, and is the leading authority on these postmarks. In the mid-1990s the society published a four volume set of books titled Post Offices and Postmasters of North Carolina, Colonial to USPS, documenting not only the post offices and postmasters but all the known postmarks of the nineteenth century for North Carolina. A major update to this work is in progress to expand the documented information through the twentieth and into the twenty first century. Information about this project is available under the Projects section of this site.

The society publishes a full-color quarterly journal in which new research of North Carolina postal history is presented. Members are encouraged to submit articles to the journal related to the postal history of North Carolina for any era. Society dues are only US$15.00 per year, which includes four issues of a spectacular journal.

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