The Royal Naval Philatelic Society (RNPS) was started in 1972. It has as its President Admiral Cassidi, and are covered by the Defence Council Instruction DCI104/04. They are located in HM Naval Base, Portsmouth.
The Royal Naval Philatelic Society issued some 125 covers between 1972 and 1990 (Series 1 – 5). Each cover is numbered as part of a series. A series comprises 25 covers and each one commemorates a different event.
“As a schoolboy, I well remember saving up my pocket money to buy the British Empire stamps commemorating the coronation of King George VI in 1937.
During my Naval service, both my interest and collection continued to grow. While serving at home and abroad I bought sets of stamps which I thought would fascinate my children. My interest became a passion soon after I discovered there was a Royal Naval Philatelic Society.
It is not just the stamps which intrigue me but the historic Naval events they commemorate. In fact they are a unique way of recording these occasions for generations to treasure.
Young or old, this is a very special Society for all stamp and cover lovers, especially now as it has a new and very appropriate base, the Historic Dockyard in Portsmouth, home of the Royal Navy.
So there has never been a better time to join up as a new recruit to the Royal Naval Philatelic Society at this important and exciting time in its history.”