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.


Excelsior!, our postal history journal, is published semi-annually. Over the years hundreds of postal history articles have been written by our members and published in Excelsior! We encourage members to participate by submitting articles about their collecting interests.

APS Affiliate Unit #28


The ESPHS was established in 1967.


Dues are $20.00 annually
($25.00 for non-U.S. residents).
Special rates apply based on membership application.
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Our Society Bulletin is published quarterly; it contains meeting information, our auctions and items of general interest.
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the Sweeting Award