American Air Mail Society Founded 1923

Membership Application

The American Air Mail Society (AAMS) is the second oldest aerophilatelic society in the world, presently with about 800 members worldwide. 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 Society promotes aerophilately through its publications, member auctions and an annual meeting held at major local and national stamp shows. It also holds a major airmail show every four or five years at the American Philatelic Society headquarters in Bellefonte, PA.

One most important contribution by the Society has been it’s set of the American Air Mail Catalogue which covers all areas of aerophilately. See our Catalogue Page.

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.

Membership includes a subscription to the Airpost Journal, the official monthly publication of the American Air Mail Society.

Airpost Journal Delivery: Members may choose to receive the Airpost Journal by normal mail to the member’s mailbox. Members may also receive the APJ by email. In this case, the member will receive a monthly email with a link. That link will allow the member to download the APJ to his/her computer. Note that the society must have your working email address.

Membership Benefits

Joining the AAMS

To join the AAMS, please fill out the form below

For general membership inquiries, contact our Secretary (see the Contacts Page)

Annual Membership Fees include delivery of the Airpost Journal (APJ)
Note: This table is valid after January 1, 2019.

United States - APJ by Mail
United States - APJ by eMail
Canada - APJ by Mail
Canada - APJ by eMail
Other Nations - APJ by Mail
Other Nations - APJ by eMail

Membership Form

Check the items you are most interested in:

Airmail Stamps
Semi-Official Stamps
Jet Flight Covers
U.S. Governmental Flights
C.A.M. Covers
F.A.M. Covers
Supersonic Flights
Glider Flights
Pilot Autographs
Crash Covers
First Flights by U.S. Airlines (F.F.U.S.)
National Air Mail Week
Trans-Oceanic Covers
Airport Dedication Covers
Rocket Posts
Canadian Flight Covers
Airmail 1st Day Covers
Zeppelin Material
Helicopter Covers
Historical Air Covers
Paris Balloon Posts
Etiquettes, Air Labels
U.S. Pioneer Airposts
Balloon Covers
Amelia Earhart
Aerophilatelic Literature
Air Postal Stationery
Foreign Airline Flights

Membership Options:

Email     Mail     Both    

One Year     Two Years    
I agree to abide by all rules and policies of the AAMS, it being understood that at any time my membership may be terminated by written resignation, or by the AAMS Board upon just cause. A descriptive list of AAMS Membership Services, as well as an order form for all AAMS publications, is sent when a new application is received and processed.
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.