Those from countries where Freemasonry is,
or was, forbidden.
Examples of these are the stamps of
Germany under Hitler, and Spain under
Franco. There is also the well-known set of
four anti-Masonry stamps issued by Serbia.
Those that depict scenes or events that can be
in some way associated with Freemasons,
or Freemasonry in particular.
An example of this is the set issued by
Great Britain to commemorate the works
of Brothers Gilbert and Sullivan.
Those issued to commemorate a particular
An example is the set and miniature sheet
issued in 1992 by Jamaica to commemorate
the 250th anniversary of the first Provincial
Grand Master EC of Jamaica. (The Province
became a District in 1866, when all
Provinces outside England were similarly
The club hold a database of over 1,800
stamps issues that can be included in a
Freemasonry collection under one of the
The club’s annual meeting, the only
formal gathering of the year, is held in
November which, for the last few years,
has been in the Refreshment Room at
Freemasons’ Hall, Great Queen Street,
In November 2003 the venue was
changed to the RMBI Home at Oadby,
Leicester. Hopefully this will encourage
members from the Midlands and the north
of England to attend.
Members living in other parts of the UK
also encouraged to hold informal meetings
in areas in which they live. Committee
members make every effort to attend these
Up-to-date information of new issues
detailing the source of information, the
subject matter and stamp details i.e. country
of issue, SG number etc., appear every three
months in the Club magazine.
The web site is also updated periodically
with details of new issues and of
forthcoming club meetings, philatelic
exhibitions and links to other web sites of
Membership of the Masonic Philatelic
Club is open to Freemasons in good
standing of the English Constitution and
all other Constitutions recognised by
The current annual subscription is
£7 for members residing in the UK and
£8.50 for those residing elsewhere,
payable on 1st January each year.
Application for membership should
be made to the secretary, M. Beazley,
216 West Dyke Road, Redcar, Cleveland
An application form may also be
downloaded from the club’s web site at