THE NEW JERSEY POSTAL HISTORY SOCIETY was established in 1972, to study and explore the many aspects of New Jersey postal history.
The society produces a quarterly award winning journal in electronic and hard copy format, which publishes articles on a variety of subjects relating to this theme. Join the Society and receive NJPHS Journal.
New Jersey Postal History Society Online
The New Jersey Postal History Society, celebrating our 45th Anniversary in 2017, was founded in 1972 to study and enjoy the many aspects of New Jersey postal history, and to share it with others students of this area of philately. Much of this information touches not only on other fields of philately, but also on many aspects of history as well.
For the last 45 years, we have produced the journal, New Jersey Postal History (NJPH), which contains a great deal of information and research, and we make that information available to all who might be interested through NJPHS Online. The Journal is online, except for the last five years - which is reserved for members only - one good reason to join the New Jersey Postal History Society!
Membership is only $15.00 per year and provides access to all Journals and articles on-line, as well as other exclusive benefits you can read about here. Members are encouraged to provide articles for the journal, published quarterly in February, May, August and November every year. The Society meets annually at NOJEX, this year in Newark, NJ, at the Robert Treat Hotel, September 8 - 10, 2017 – which allows members to meet and discuss topics of common interest.
Please use the navigation and visit our Galleries to view extensive collections of New Jersey postal history covers. Visit the NJPHS Library for access to articles. Use the Philatelic links to visit other websites that may pique your interest. By all means share this site with your collecting friends!
As this site is a work in progress, some of the links will lead to the older website design which we plan to update as we move forward.
November 2017 Featured Cover
A Cover & Letter from Henry C. Kelsey - Leader of the Kelsey Ring
By Andy Kupersmit
This cover and accompanying original enclosures are full of clues to an earlier time and place, as a little research will show. The enclosures are a four-page letter on official government stationery and a fifth page hastily written and included in the envelope, all in the hand of Henry C. Kelsey, leader of the Kelsey Ring. The Kelsey Ring ran state Democratic politics for the final three decades of the 19th Century. Read the entire article: Click Here
45 Years of Research and Collections Online
The New Jersey Postal History Society provides part of our library for free. All NJPH Journals except the last five years are available to download, read, and use for your research purposes. All we ask is to attribute NJPH Journal in your published papers. Some articles are under copyright by their authors, and permission should be obtained prior to publication.
In our Galleries you will find hundreds of covers that represent various periods of New Jersey postal history including Colonial and Stage covers, Express Mail and Stampless covers, as well as a representation of postcards from almost all post offices in New Jersey, including DPO's. Nearly twenty free publications are available for download even if you are not a member.
Members: One of the benefits of membership is sharing your interests and collections! If you would like to share an interesting single item from your collection, or have multiple items to share - the NJPHS Galleries offer you the opportunity to put your collectibles on center stage.
Remember, we are always looking for articles of interest for the NJPH Journal, and would welcome your contribution whether it's a single page or five page article. If you are not yet a member, please consider the benefits of joining and the satisfaction you'll get by sharing with your fellow collectors: Become a Member
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