The mission of the Empire State Postal History Society is to advance the knowledge of the postal history of the State of New York by means of educational and historical research; to acquire and disseminate through publications, exhibitions, or otherwise information relative to the organization and development of post offices and postal systems in the State of New York.

Their postal history journal Excelsior! is published biannually. Over the years, hundreds of postal history articles have been written by their members and published in Excelsior! They encourage members to participate by submitting articles about their research and collecting interests. Click HERE to read issues from our digital archives.

Their Society BULLETIN is published quarterly; it contains meeting information, stamps shows and exhibits, and items of general interest. Click HERE to read issues from their extensive digital archives.


c/o George McGowen
PO Box 482
East Schodack, NY 12063-0482
(518) 479-4396