The Military Postal History Society was founded in 1937 as the War Cover Club, American Philatelic Society Unit #19. The original club focused largely on the postal history of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I. The group changed its name in 1991 to better reflect the wide variety of collecting interests of its members.
It promotes the study of the postal aspects of all wars and military actions of all nations. Today members' interests include soldier campaign covers, patriotics, prisoner-of-war mail, naval mail, occupation and internment covers, picture postcards of a military nature, camp cancels, field post offices, propaganda labels and leaflets, V-mail, censored mail and similar related material.
Subscription to the journal is included in the modest annual membership dues!
Two very active Society members, Ed Dubin, and Al Kugel, wrote
a massive (33 page) article that dominated the April 2017
issue of the American Philatelist (AP), the magazine of
American Philatelic Society.
The subject was America's involvement in the First World War,
in April, 1917.
The article is now available here on our Society website in PDF format. The article is available at: WWI Article by Dubin and Kugel from the American Philatelist, April 2017. The copy we are providing is courtesy of the APS. (For more information about the PDF document format, check the MPHS explanation web page for users of PDF files.)
The Society has been blessed with a set of presentations on Military Postal History, which were given at the Rocky Mountain Stamp Show in May 2017. In addition, a new on-line feature called "Small Bites" of military postal history has been started. Check the Presentations Page for links to these excellent presentations.