Drawing people together
with an appreciation of a common pastime

We are group of philatelists dedicated to cultivating education, encouraging comradery, and enjoying life

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We currently have 65 active members of all collecting interests and meet once per month to share programs, auctions, ideas, buy, sell & trade stamps, and just plain camaraderie. Many of our members have extensive collecting, exhibiting, or speaking experience, and discussions are always interesting and rewarding. New and developing collectors will find an audience ready and willing to help with expanding one’s knowledge and enjoyment of the hobby.
Western North Carolina is in an interesting geographical location: we get visitors from the north during the winter, from the south during the summer, and many people who decide they’ve had enough of either of those climates to move here permanently! We urge visitors of any age with philatelic interests.
Stamp Club Activities each month include:

  • A talk, exhibit, show-n-tell – with an auction every other month. The auctions have lots supplied by members and by the club, with no “hammer” premium, and all proceeds going to the provider of the lot. Sometimes there is a Silent Auction in conjunction with a program as well.
  • We have a club stock of worldwide stamps available at 5c each that encourages addition to a collection at an affordable price.
  • We also have current catalogs available for reference at all meetings.
  • December is our Christmas banquet, with no formal meeting.


We welcome collectors of all ages and interests. Dues are $10.00 a year and includes our bimonthly newsletter "The Smoky Mountain Philatelist", complete membership list that includes 'what we collect' and notices about our meetings with urging to attend and share your interest with us.

Next Meeting

Next Meeting is on
 June 18, 2023 
This is a banquet, please contact us for more information 


We meet at Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Center, 1617 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC in the Blue Ridge Room of the Community Center, at 1:30 pm on the third Sunday of each month.

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The Beautiful Canada Scott #158 “Bluenose”

Considered one of Canada’s most beautiful stamps, the Bluenose was created in 1929 as a high value (50 Cents) in the King George V scroll issue.


CANADIAN PRECANCELS An Underappreciated Specialty

A precanceled stamp is a postage stamp that has been cancelled before being affixed to mail. Precanceled stamps are typically used by mass mailers, who can save the postal system time and effort by prearranging to use the precancels, and delivering the stamped mail ready for sorting.


Matthew Brady Studio Cancel

The US Civil War was responsible not only for the Federal Govt’s first adhesive revenues, but for some of the more interesting cancels stamped or printed upon them. One of the items taxed to help pay for the Civil War, were novel and popular photocards, quaintly referred to as “sun pictures”.