Of the ESPHS

The mission of the Empire State Postal History Society is “to advance the knowledge of the postal history of the State of New York by means of education and historical research; to acquire and disseminate through publication, exhibition or otherwise information relative to the organization and development of post offices and postal systems in the State of New York”.

One of the top Postal Historical Societies in the United States.

The ESPHS was founded in 1967 when a group of collectors interested in the postal history of New York State met to exchange information each had gathered over a period of years.

In 1969 our constitution was adopted and in 1970 we published our first book, “Federal Post Offices of New York State 1792-1969”. This was a monumental work by the late Lee S DeGraff. Since then we have published a dozen more books or pamphlets in an ongoing program which has more scheduled to be released, all valuable handbooks or reference works in our chosen field.

We are an all volunteer, non-profit organization open to all collectors, in particular those interested in the postal history of New York State.

Please join us at our next meeting to talk with our members and learn more about our history and great organization.