About the ÉPA

Do you collect stamps of Ireland? If the answer is yes, how about joining our society which specializes in all aspects of Irish philately?

The Éire Philatelic Association is a non-profit philatelic organization specializing in the collecting, study, and enjoyment of stamps and other postal items of Ireland.

Take some time to explore our 60+ years of studying stamps and philatelic material, from Bishop marks to the newest issues.

Benefits of Membership

  • The REVEALER, our scholarly, award-winning, quarterly journal
  • John Blessington Memorial Library: a library of specialized books, catalogs, booklets, copies of award winning exhibits.
  • Borrowing privileges, reproductions of selected articles and materials,
  • Special Offers Section: One-stop shopping for purchasing specialized Irish philatelic literature
  • Auctions: Quarterly mail auctions of Irish stamps and postal history
  • Regional meetings held by chapters around the country
  • Exhibit Awards presented by the association for noteworthy exhibits at selected stamp exhibitions
  • Irish Philatelic Newsletter: an online electronic newsletter
  • Worldwide Network of fellow collectors of Irish philately

Annual meetings • Quarterly Journal Chapter Meetings • Auctions

For more information please contact us by email or write to us at:

1559 Grouse Lane
Mountainside, NJ 07092-1340

Become a Member

Do you collect the stamps of Ireland? Are you interested in the postal history of Ireland? If the answer is yes, why not join our association which specializes in all aspects of Irish philately?

Check out the Revealer

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The Revealer is the quarterly journal of the Éire Philatelic Association and is part of your membership.  Published for more than sixty years, this journal has scholarly articles on every aspect of Irish philately, including stamps, postal history and stationary, upcoming stamp shows and much more.  Our archive of back issues is now available on the web for all members.

History of the Eire Philatelic Association

The First 50 Years

The Beginning - The Éire Philatelic Association in the 1950s

The year was 1948. In Brooklyn, Neil Stack, a 36 year old accountant, was occupying his spare time with his collection of Irish postage stamps. He was quite enthusiastic in his collecting, working towards a complete collection of Irish issues. Like many collectors at the time he subscribed to Linn's Stamp News and particularly enjoyed a column written by Frank R.A. McCormick.