The Lithuania Philatelic Society (LPS) was founded in 1946 in Chicago, Illinois. It is bilingual organization (English and Lithuanian). The Society’s journals, illustrated and comprehensive in scope, contain articles in both languages with translated summaries. Society’s activities, news items, new stamp and cover issues of Lithuania, as well as other short articles are written in both languages side-by-side. During the last 20 years more than 30 journals have been issued, varying from 40 to 130 pages each. All other Society’s publications, such as exhibition programs and cachets, are issued primarily in English.
We currently have 150 active members of various ethnic origins, but predominantly Lithuanian. Most of the members reside in the United States, but we also have members in Europe (Lithuania, France, Germany), Canada, Japan and Australia. We hold membership meetings in Chicago at least once a year usually in March or November. The Officers of the Society and members of the Exhibition Committee meet as the need arises.
- Members receive a subscription to the Society’s Journal which distributed free of charge to society members and major libraries in Lithuania. Production is currently on a bi-annual basis.
- Members have access to a free stamp authentication service. There is a fee for issuing printed certificates.
- Enjoy a member discount on back issues of all LPS bulletins, journals and two retrospective issues. Complete set of back issues from 1946 to 2009 costs only $15 each (non member price $30). All issues are available in electronic Adobe PDF format on USB Drive for all operating systems – individual issues/years not available.
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Membership in the society is open to all collectors and students of Lithuanian philately. Join or renew your membership today! To apply for membership, prospective members need to download and complete an application form found on the LPS Member Services page.
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APS Affiliate No 223
Affiliate Since: 8/31/1995