About the Club

The Cinderella Stamp Club was founded over 40 years ago in London, England, by a small group of philatelists whose collecting interests had diverged from the mainstream of philately into the fringe world of local stamps, revenues, bogus and phantom issues, exhibition labels, Christmas seals and so on - in fact, anything that looked like a stamp but was not a government-issued postage stamp. The formation of the Club aroused wide interest all over the world. People who had been ploughing a lone furrow in what appeared to be a neglected field now discovered that there were many others with similar tastes, and in its first year 86 members were enrolled. In 2002, the Cinderella Stamp Club has roughly 600 members and it retains its world-wide appeal — over one third of its members live outside the UK.

The whole field of cinderellas offers many opportunities for the collector. The major stamp catalogues do not list the majority of cinderella issues and those that do usually confine them to the “back of the book”. There is no “cinderella catalogue” covering all aspects, but there are an ever increasing number of specialist catalogues available, many of which have been compiled and published by Cinderella Stamp Club members. Even so there are still many areas where individual study and research is required and the Club’s study groups provide a forum for the coordination and publication of members’ findings.

Not all Club members collect all Cinderellas but it is possible to identify three main types of collectors: those who collect a specific type of cinderella, revenues or poster stamps for instance; then there are those whose interests lie in all cinderellas from a specific country or area; finally, there are the topical or thematic collectors who find that vast untapped resources exist among the cinderellas. Needless to say, there are many more collectors who do not fit into these categories and whose interests are manifold and eclectic.

The Club’s Annual Subscription, which runs from January to December, is £18. An additional £7 is payable for airmail delivery of The Cinderella Philatelist outside Europe, or £2 for surface mail outside the UK. Subscriptions can be paid by Sterling cheque or by PayPal. The Club has a facility for accepting Dollar cheques from members In the USA. If you are interested in joining the Club or would like more details, then fill in our membership application form. If you want some other information or wish to comment about our website, then use our enquiry form.


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