The Shanghai Philatelic Society and Shanghai Shengxiao Philatelic Society members visiting the Chia Nan Chapter in Los Angeles. In the second row are, from left to right, Ms. Qi Ding, Miss Khloe Zhang (CSS member Zhang Lanqing’s grand-daughter), Ms. Wu Yuzhen (CSS member Zhang Lanqing’s wife, who is also a member of Royal Philatelic Society of London), Miss Huang Weiyi, Ms. Xu Peihua, Ms. Kong Yueying, and Ms. Zhou Xiaoxia. Those in the third row, from left to right, are CSS member Zhang Lanqing, Zhong Weirong, Wang Zhiping (General Secretary of the Shanghai Shengxiao Philatelic Association) and Mr. Xu Dongru. The CSS members in the first row are, from left to right, Kam Choy, Hugh Lawrence, Benjamin Berry, Wallace Craig, Thomas Massa, Jay Shoemaker, Howard Wolk, and Herbert Yen.  Those in the third row, the first, second, fourth, and sixth persons, are Zhang Lanqing, Elliott Burfitt, John Noble and Richard Kavin.


Chapters provide a forum for learning, sharing and enjoying your stamps. There is great benefit to be had from access to the combined knowledge of a Chapter where you can discuss Chinese philately.


The Board of Directors is authorized to receive applications from five or more members residing in a common area to form a Chapter of the Society. Upon approval by the Board each Chapter is authorized to organize and to carry on such activities as are compatible with the objectives of this Society.

Email Archie McKee, Chapter Coordinator

Members should refer to the column "The Chapter Bulletin Board" in the China Clipper for current information. This is an excellent way to keep abreast of Chapter activities in your area.


Although each Chapter follows certain standards, such as sending out announcements of meetings and holding elections of officers every two years, there is no "one way" to develop a Chapter. Each group finds its own method for success. Usually there is a short presentation or topic for discussion, sharing of curiosities found since the last meeting, "show-and-tell" of favorite or important items from members collections and sometimes an auction or stamp swap. Meeting places vary and include local library meeting rooms, members' homes, and restaurants.


  • California - San Francisco Bay (Chiu Chin Shan Chapter) Email Ron Biell, Secretary
  • California - Los Angeles (Chia Nan Chapter) Email Tom Massa
  • Illinois - Chicago (Ping Yuan Zhi Zhu Chapter) Email Tom Fetters
  • Texas - Dallas/Ft. Worth Area (North Texas Chapter) Email Aaron Li
  • Washington - Seattle (Chang Qing Long Chapter) Email Chuck Harm
  • Washington, D.C., S. Maryland & N. Virginia (The Junk Chapter) Email William P. Winter


  • The Republic of China (Taipei Chapter) Email Wen-Shiang Chen or mail Hoo Huei-Chin, 91 Syh-Chuan Road Section 1, Pankiao 22063, Taiwan, ROC.

Recent Newsletter

  • People's Republic of China Email David Lu: or P. O. Box 0362, Qingdao, Shandong 266011, Peoples' Republic of China, Tel: 86-13905327615.
  • Japan Chapter, Tokyo. Email Dr. Yasoichi Nakajima: Tel: 81-3-3997-5268

For questions or information email Archie McKee, Chapter Coordinator.


The Regional Representatives are: Peter Leitch for Australia, Dr. Yasoichi Nakajima for Japan, David Y. Lu for the PRC, Hoo Huei-Ching for Taiwan, Paul N. Davey for the UK.

The responsibilities of a Regional Representative include (1) establishing a presence at various stamp shows in the region by passing out bookmarks and having information and applications available for prospective members, (2) passing on to the Editor of The China Clipper interesting information, including the exhibiting results of our members when they are exhibiting China in the area, (3) passing on to the President anything he might need to know to improve the presence of the Society in foreign countries, and (4) helping coordinate when our members are attending or exhibiting in foreign countries.