Using PayPal to Purchase MPHS Publications or Pay Membership Dues

The Military Postal History Society accepts payment through the PayPal online payment system for dues payments, both for new members and annual membership renewal, as well as for purchases of publications (on CD).

PayPal Payments for all of these purchases can now be directed to a single PayPal address:


When making a PayPal payment, please include a note as to what it is for.

This web page describes some simple "how to" points for successfully using this money transfer system.

Introduction to PayPal

This commercial company was founded to make it easier to transfer money between people and businesses using the Internet. In a way, they are a bank, but a bank that allows transfers world-wide.

PayPal Acceptance Mark

Already Have a Paypal Account?

If you already have an account with PayPal, you can skip the following section.

Setting Up An Account

You need to set up an account with PayPal, before you can send money to the MPHS. It is recommended that you set up only the free Basic "Personal" account.

When you set up an account you need to provide information about your bank account (from which money will be taken) and/or a credit card (from which money will be taken). There is more information at the following very helpful website that takes you through the steps for signing up for PayPal.

You should also read the "help" web pages for PayPal itself, and become familiar with their policies. These types of transactions involve money, and should be treated seriously.

As is usual with internet shopping systems, you need to create a user account with a password. In this case it is very important that you create the most secure password setup that you can, since the PayPal system has access to your banking and/or credit card information.

Paying the Society

After you log into your PayPal account, you will see a page much like this:

paypal website

You want to click on one of the "Send Money" icons, or use the "Pay and Get Paid" menu entry near the top. (Wording of the menus may vary.)

NOTE: do not send email to the mphspayments68tururu565@attDshdheheh332.net9djdj9796969yy address. This is to be used only for directing money to MPHS in your PayPal transactions!

  • Be sure to confirm that this is the destination for your money payment!
  • Enter the total amount, making sure it is US Dollars.
  • Under "special instructions to seller" enter information on what you are buying. In the case of publications include the name of the CD book, etc. This information helps the Society to pack the desired book CDs for shipping. For membership dues, it is very helpful to indicate DUES in the special instructions.
  • Your shipping address will also appear, so ensure it is correct. This information not only helps with book CD shipping, but confirms your address for our membership rosters.
  • Another item to check is the method of payment. You may have set up more than one payment method with PayPal, such as multiple credit cards, and/or a bank account. Be sure that the desired bank or card information appears on their form.
  • When all is entered, you will then click the "Send Money Now" button. Re-Check everything BEFORE clicking this button!

When you have completed the purchase, you should print out the confirmation screen from the PayPal website. You will receive a confirming email from PayPal, as well, which should be printed, and saved in a secure place.

More Links

The MPHS Membership Page

The Military Postal History Society publications web page

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Updated 4 January 2021