The Rochester Philatelic Association
RPA, P.O. Box 10206 Brighton Station, Rochester, NY 14610-0206
The Rochester Philatelic Association (RPA) was formed by 13
stamp collectors in 1913 as a way to share their common interest
in philately. Current membership has grown to 98, with
members residing in nine states and Canada. We're one of
America's most active (and we believe friendliest!) stamp
clubs. Read all about us and what we can offer you!
Whether you're a beginner or specialist, the RPA offers you many
services and benefits. Our newsletter, "Hinges
& Tongs," is filled with articles about collecting in
general and informs members about upcoming meetings and events.
The club's philatelic library holds several hundred books, magazines
and periodicals, including worldwide catalogs. These may be borrowed
without cost by RPA members.
For those in the upstate New York area, we invite you to attend
RPA meetings in person. They take place on the second and fourth Thursdays
of most months between September and June, November and December only
once on the second Thursday.
Meetings are at the Brighton Reformed Church at 805 Blossom Road off I-490.
Buy/sell/trade runs from 7:00-7:30 PM, followed
by the formal meeting at 7:30 PM. A silent auction concludes most evening's program.
Click for a map to meetings.
Learn More About Us Through These Pages
Membership Details and Club Contacts
Newsletters (Hinges and Tongs)
Member Services (PDF)
Member Online Presentations & Exhibits
RPA History & Archives
Centennial Dinner Celebration
RPA Officers 1913-Present
RPA Library Books (PDF)
ROPEX 2014, May 16-18, 2014
Prior ROPEX Home Pages
RPA Stamp Show Summaries 1921-Present
Calendar of Local/Regional Stamp Shows
RPA Covers Through the Years
Rochester Commemorative Cancels
October Stamp Collecting Month
What are My Stamps Worth?
Learn About Stamp Exhibiting
The Rochester Philatelic Association is a recognized 501(c)3 not-for-profit charitable organization
by the Internal Revenue Service and
incorporated in the State of New York. We gratfully accept
monetary donations that are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Gifts
in kind of philatelic
material are accepted on a non-tax deductible basis. Questions about donations may be emailed to us by clicking
RPA Officers (July 2013-June 2015)
President- Rich Spinelli
Vice President- Carl Miller
Treasurer- Dave Robinson
Recording Secretary- Fred Haynes
Board of Governors
Chuck Schultz (to June 30, 2015)
Rick Kase (to June 30, 2016)
Bob Kingston (to June 30, 2017)
Tom Fortunato (immediate Past President)