Welcome to the website of the Polar Postal History Society of Great Britain (PPHSGB) - the Society for collectors of Arctic and Antarctic Polar Postal History from around the World.

A warm welcome to the website of the Polar Postal History Society of Great Britain. The aims of the Society are to promote the study of postal history from the polar regions and to act as a meeting place where members can exchange information and learn more about their areas of interest. We welcome members from not just Great Britain but from all around the World!

I hope that you will browse the site and learn more about the Polar Postal History Society. You can find more information about the society and society events. The website features many fine examples of polar postal history from our member's collections from which you can learn from or just admire.  You can read about our informative magazine Polar Post - our editor is always pleased to receive articles to feature in the magazine! The latest polar news is available to read, auction information and results can be viewed, and publications purchased from our online polar shop. We provide links to other polar related websites that can help you with your collecting, and show you historical polar videos that we found interesting - if you would like your website to be added to our links please send us a message!
If you are interested in the Postal History of the Polar Regions, either North and South, please contact us for more information or better still fill out the application form and join our society. Please specify your range of interests on the application form, but whatever they are, you will be most welcome. Happy polar collecting!

Latest News

31st May 2018: Polar Group Display at the Royal Philatelic Society, London, 1pm to 6pm.

This event took place on 31st May at the Royal Philatelic Society, London and presented a broad display of material of polar philatelic material. It was was an uncommon opportunity to view a variety of extraordinary Polar material at a single venue.

It was a great success and was one of the most attended events at the "Royal" held this year with over 150 visitors.

Seeing a broad display of material in this field interested those currently involved in Polar Philately, but also attracted many visitors with a curiosity or developing interest in Polar Philately.

Read more in the Royal Philatelic Society Polar Group Display section!

19th - 21st October 2018: Polar Postal History Weekend Cambridge

Weekend Theme "The Americans in the Polar Regions"

2018 sees a number of eras of Anniversary of the USA in exploring, including the disputed 1908 claim on the North Pole, and 1955-58 Deep Freeze and IGY onwards. Covering this and all other possible connections with their activity seems overdue. This can be from Postcards issued, ships in use, mail of course used on or about Expeditions – and not all on Admiral Byrd please! Photos, covers, maps, - indeed we await to see and be amazed at what attendees will bring to show and tell!

All main slots have been filled, but remember Saturday night for this and any subject of choice, your latest purchase etc.

Read more in the PPHSGB events section!