The American Air Mail Society (AAMS) is the
second oldest aerophilatelic society in the world.,
presently with more than 1,100 members world-wide.
It is a non-profit organization, qualified under the
provisions of Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal
Revenue Code as tax-exempt..
The AAMS is a member of the International
Federation of Aerophilatelic Societies (FISA).
AAMS Membership & Benefits
AAMS membership is open to all who have an
interest in or passion for air mail or aerophilately.
Annual Membership Fees
Membership includes a
subscription to the
Airpost Journal, the
official montly publication of the American Air Mail
Discount of 20% on
all other AAMS publications (books, catalogues,
Convention in conjunction with a major
national philatelic exhibition in the United
States. Exhibits, meetings, programs, awards,
fellowship and sharing.
three to six each year, held at various
locations in the U.S. Auction listings appear on
the AAMS website or can be ordered as hard-copy
for a nominal fee to cover costs. Members (only)
may bid in person, by mail, or by email.
Service provides notice of future first
flights so collectors may arrange for covers to
service to aerophilately, service to the
Society, research, and the Aerophilatelic Hall
of Fame for lifetime service to aerophilately.
annually for the best article in the
and best short article in the
APJ and the most significant
aerophilatelic book or catalog in the prior
- Exhibit Awards for
outstanding aerophilatelic exhibits at national
- AAMS Chapters
(local or regional clubs/societies) affiliated
with AAMS in many locations across the country.
- AAMS Study Units
focused on specialized subjects, e.g., Pan
American, Lindbergh, Balloon Mail.
Joining the AAMS
To join the AAMS, you may download the
Membership Application Form, complete it, and mail it to:
For general membership inquiries, contact:
P.O. Box 5367
Virginia Beach, VA 23471-0367
Being a cooperative group, organized solely to assist airmail collectors, the American Air Mail Society and all its departments and services are not operated for profit. All AAMS officers, managers, and writers serve without compensation. Proceeds from all AAMS Services and Publications are returned to regularly audited accounts to support the AAMS , a Non-Profit organization registered in the State of Ohio, with full U.S. Government Tax-Exempt status.