the documentation, preservation, advancement and
through education, study, research and services.
The American Air Mail Society (AAMS) is the
second oldest aerophilatelic society in the world.,
presently with more than 1,100 members world-wide.
It is a non-profit organization, qualified under the
provisions of Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal
Revenue Code as tax-exempt..
The AAMS is a member of the International
Federation of Aerophilatelic Societies (FISA).
AAMS Membership & Benefits
AAMS membership is open to all who have an
interest in or passion for airmail or aerophilately.
Annual Membership Fees
Additionally, we will charge an extra $3.00 to late
dues payers who have required multiple notices
Membership includes a
subscription to the Airpost Journal, the
mailing costs of which are the primary driver of the
In addition to the Airpost Journal,
other membership benefits include . . .
- Discount of 20% on
all other publications (books, catalogues,
Convention in conjunction with a major
national philatelic exhibition in the United
States. Exhibits, meetings, programs, awards,
fellowship and sharing.
- AAMS Auctions,
three to five each year, held at various
locations in the U.S. Auction listings appear on
the AAMS website or can be ordered as hard-copy
for a nominal fee to cover costs. Members (only)
may bid in person, by mail, or by email.
- Advance Bulletin
Service provides notice of future first
flights so collectors may arrange for covers to
- Major Awards for
service to aerophilately, service to the
Society, research, and the Aerophilatelic Hall
of Fame for lifetime achievement.
- Literature Awards
annually for the best article in the
Airpost Journal and the most significant
aerophilatelic book or catalog.
- Exhibit Awards for
outstanding aerophilatelic exhibits at national
- AAMS Chapters
(local or regional clubs/societies) affiliated
with AAMS in many locations across the country.
- AAMS Study Units
focused on specialized subjects, e.g., Pan
American, Lindbergh, Balloon Mail.
Annual Conventions and Meetings
The AAMS has held two conventions per year but has
changed to one convention each year plus it will
have a table and a general meeting at the summer APS
StampShow each year.. The next few
meetings are shown on the
page and the planned activities for the
Next Meeting are
posted as soon as available.
also hold aerophilatelic meetings during the year.
The Metropoletean Air Post Society MAPS
(www.metroairpost.com/) holds four meetings a year.
The Canadian Aerophilately Society
(www.aerophilately.ca) meets several times a year.
Further details on the AAMS meetings and conventions are available from:
613 Championship Drive, Oxford, CT 06478-1298
Joining the AAMS
To join the AAMS, you may download the
Membership Application Form, complete it, and mail it to:
For general membership inquiries, contact:
Being a cooperative group, organized solely to assist airmail collectors, the American Air Mail Society and all its departments and services are not operated for profit. All AAMS officers, managers, and writers serve without compensation. Proceeds from all AAMS Services and Publications are returned to regularly audited accounts to support the AAMS , a Non-Profit organization registered in the State of Ohio, with full U.S. Government Tax-Exempt status.
The AAMS is a member of the International Federation of Aerophilatelic Societies, FISA, Belgielaan 87, B-9070 Destelbergen, Belgium.