American Air Mail Society Founded 1923


The AAMS holds one meeting each year in conjunction with one of the APS sanctioned stamp shows.  Details for each show will be shown here as they become available. Future meeting sites are listed here. The AAMS also maintains a presence at the APS Great American Stamp Show (previously StampShow)

Tentative dates and locations (check back later for more information)
2023 Pipex, Portland, Oregon, May 5-7  2023

The AAMS will hold its annual Convention at the PIPEX Philatelic Exhibition from 5 to 7 May, 2023.
  PIPEX will be held at the Monarch Hotel & Conference Center.  Reservations can be booked through the
2024 Philatelic Show, Boxborough, Massachusetts, May 2024
2025 Westpex, San Francisco, CA, April 2025.
2026 Boston 2026 World Expo

NAPEX 2022 Aerophilately Talk Program



Friday, June 03: 10 am to 6 pm
Saturday, June 04: 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday, June 05: 10 am to 4 pm


Tales of South Florida Airmail Juan Riera Friday 3 – 4 p. m.
AAMS Members Meeting Friday 4 – 5:30 p. m.
Rare and Unusual Airmail Interruptions Steve Berlin Saturday 9 – 10 a. m.
Wartime Transpacific Airmail Bill Fort Saturday 10 – 11 a. m.
Collecting Air Crash Covers Ken Sanford Saturday 11 a. m. – 12 noon
U.S. Commercial Air Mail: The First 10 Years Jay Stotts Sunday 10 – 11 a. m.
Director’s Private Meeting David Ball Sunday 8 a.m.



Aerophilately 2022


We are pleased to announce that an all-airmail National Level exhibition is planned to be held at the American Philatelic Center, home of the American Philatelic Society, in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, on October 21-23, 2022. An application has been submitted to CANEJ, the APS Committee responsible for World Series of Philately exhibitions in the United States, to make this a one-time WSP show. All exhibits will have an airmail or aviation scope and purpose.

While exhibiting will be a large part of the show, there will be dealers with all types of philatelic material, seminars and all types of presentations having an aerophilatelic theme, a show banquet with upscale cocktail hour, and much more. With an undertaking this large we will need help from as many of our members possible, who plan to attend, both before or during the show. If you have an area of the show where you would like to help, contact the Chairman of the Organizing Committee.

We are so very appreciative of the financial support that we have already received, with more expected. So far, the following philatelic auction firms have offered their support:

While many details are yet to be developed, we are looking forward to presenting a show at least as wonderful as the past 2007 and 2014 Aerophilately shows. Your help is needed!

More information will be provided as it becomes available.  To offer your help or to seek further information please contact:

Stephen Reinhard, Chairman, Organizing Committee
David S. Ball, Vice-Chairman, Organizing Committee


Convention Post

The Next AAMS Convention. Watch for details as they become available

2021 Rocky Mountain Philatelic Exhibition, Denver Colorado May 28, 29, 30, 2021