Benefits of Membership

The Society has nearly 300 members worldwide and, while a substantial number are general collectors, there is a keen specialist interest in most areas. The Society welcomes both specialist and general members.

An application form can be downloaded here. Members may opt to receive our journal in electronic form (e-Kiwi).

The current benefits of membership include:

  • The Kiwi is the official Journal of the Society and is circulated to all members six times a year. It contains articles of both a general and specialised nature together with other useful information on the stamps and postal history of New Zealand. It also provides a valuable forum for debate and correspondence between members.

  • Meetings are held every two months in London. In addition, a Regional Group meets four times a year in the North West of England (Orrell, Lancashire), a Midland Group meets in Birmingham twice a year and a West of England Group and a Scottish Group meet in different venues. Information about all meetings of the Society is carried in The Kiwi.

  • All UK members are entitled to contribute to, and make purchases from, the thriving packet circuit. Further details are available from the packet secretary on joining the Society.

  • The Society holds annual competitions, with a range of category options, in London during March and at their away weekend held every second year during September.

  • An auction is held after the Annual General Meeting in November each year. All members may contribute material and can bid on items in person or by post.

  • There is an extensive Library managed in partnership with the National Philatelic Society. The Library Guide and List can be downloaded here.

General Secretary: Michael Wilkinson, 121 London Road, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 1BH