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Membership Information for the Military Postal History Society

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Membership is open to all persons of good character. The Society operates on a membership year running from January 1 to December 31. This web page describes membership fees for both new members, and renewal for existing members.

PLEASE NOTE that the dues structure for calendar year 2019 is the SAME as that for the previous calendar year 2018. Several files and links from this page refer to 2018, but this difference may be safely ignored.

You may print out an application form for joining the Military Postal History Society (PDF file, appropriate for both 2018 and 2019) and mail it to the Treasurer. Information about joining is on the form.

See the PDF information page for help on downloading and using PDF files.

Payment Options

Members presently have two payment options: U. S. dollar check or PayPal. When you use PayPal to pay for a Society activity, such as membership or publications, you must add an extra $1.50 amount to the total. This added amount helps to cover the charge incurred by the Society when payment is processed by PayPal. Therefore, if you wish to use PayPal add $1.50 to the amounts listed below.

Membership Duration

Members joining between Dec. to Aug., will receive back copies of bulletins they missed with their welcome letter. This is done, rather than attempting to pro-rata the annual dues. Thus, there are two prices for membership, depending on the month of the year you are joining.

Information for Renewing Members

Note that existing members who are renewing should pay the smaller amount listed below. Here is the email sent by the Treasurer regarding renewal of your membership for 2018 (also applies to calendar year 2019). The dues structure is in the file dues payment form (PDF) or as a JPG.

Note that the Treasurer address is:

Military Postal History Society
725 S. Adams Road, Suite 252
Birmingham, MI 48009

Membership Cost Depends on Format of Bulletin

The dues amount depends not only on the month joining (see above), but also on the format desired for the quarterly newsletter Bulletin. The electronic-only format applies to all locations in the world. Members desiring mailed copies of a printed Bulletin, pay according to the expected postage costs. Therefore, the breakout listed below depends on the location of the member. Note that members may request both electronic and paper copies, by adding $5 US to the listed paper copy price.

Date Application Received
U.S. (paper) *
Canada (paper) *
Other (paper) *
Digital Bulletin Only
Dec. to Aug.
(covers next calendar year)
Sep., Oct., Nov.
(covers next five quarters)

* To receive both a paper and digital bulletin copy add $5 to the "paper" prices listed above.

The Society is an IRS 501.3c tax exempt non-profit educational organization. Contributions above the normal membership fee are always appreciated.

Instructions for Use of PayPal

New applicants and renewing members may make payments using PayPal. First, determine the amount of dues you are paying. Add $1.50 to this amount, to cover the costs to the Society for PayPal processing. Next, go to the following web page, which contains detailed instructions for use of PayPal by MPHS users.

NOTE: when paying, use our PayPal email address: dues63888lol906tyyu88K69@militaryphsDsswse33477nnrC.org9jeLKIttr4oO449d4 for your payment.

PayPal instructions are located at: the Military Postal History Society PayPal payment instruction page.

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Updated February 20, 2019