The Membership Application is available in PDF format.
AAMS Membership & Benefits
AAMS membership is open to all who have an
interest in or passion for airmail or aerophilately.
Annual Membership Fees
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 AAMS publications
(books catalogues, monographs)
- Annual 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
- Advance Bulletin Service provides notice of
future first flights so collectors may arrange
for covers to be flown.
- Major Awards for service to aerophilately,
service to the Society, research, and the
Aerophilatelic Hall of Fame for lifetime
- 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 stamp shows.
- 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