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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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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)

Also included:
Danish West Indies 
Guam (Spanish)             
Hawaii (Kingdom)
Trust Territory of the Pacific areas        
Puerto Rico (Spanish)
Samoa (Kingdom to 1899)               

The U.S. Possessions Philatelic Society
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United States Post Offices Abroad

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) in Italy, Trieste Zone A, France, Germany, and Austria
American Military Government in Korea

American Military Government in the Ryukyu Islands

Military Post Offices (APOs and FPOs)


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The UNITED STATES POSSESSIONS PHILATELIC SOCIETY offers 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