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Our society is devoted to all aspects of Possessions philatelty. It is a non-profit organization founded in 1978 with 17 charter members.
Our area of interest includes all U.S. Possessions, U.S. Administrative Areas and U.S. Post Offices Abroad.
Membership is $25.00 a year and includes a subscription to Possessions a quarterly, scholarly journal.
You may view or download an application below:

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U.S. Post Offices Abroad

Shanghai, China (1867-1922)

China - Boxer Rebellion (1900)

Vera Cruz, Mexico (1916)

AEF - North Russia (1919)

AEF - Siberia (1919)

U.S. Marine Corps Occupations

of Haiti and Nicaragua

Allied Military Government (AMGs)

Italy, France, Germany, Austria

American Military Government in Korea

American Military Government in Ryukyu Islands

Military Post Offices (APOs and FPOs)

Also included:
Danish West Indies 
Guam (Spanish)             
Hawaii (Kingdom)
Pacific Trust areas        
Puerto Rico (Spanish)


United States Possessions and Administrative Areas

Canal Zone (1904 - 1979)

Cuba (1898 - 1902)

Guam (1898 - present)

Hawaii (1898 - present)

Pacific Trust Territories (1945 - 1980s)

Philippines (1898 - 1946)

Puerto Rico (1898 - present)

Samoa (1899 - present)

Virgin Islands (1917 - present)



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The UNITED STATES POSSESSIONS PHILATELIC SOCIETY is offering a CD of the serialized articles on Philippine Flights by Geoffrey Brewster appearing in Possessions, updated through 2012 for $15 postpaid or Free with membership. The CD includes a comprehensive catalog of PI flights from the beginning through 1946 with significant changes & updates to the American Air Mail Catalog in a searchable PDF format.
For more information contact our editor, Len McMaster, HC-71, Box 86A, Capon Bridge, WV 26711 or at USPPS.Possessions@gmail.com