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.