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The Knoxville Philatelic Society

Founded in 1980 as the Expo City Stamp Club, in honor of the 1982 Knoxville World’s Fair, the club became the Knoxville Stamp Club in 1983 and the Knoxville Philatelic Society in 1994.

KPS members range from the new collector to the experienced exhibitor, and collecting interests cover the world from classic issues of the 19th century to the latest new issues. Members are eager to share their experiences and enthusiasm for our hobby, and some programs are designed to assist new collectors, young and old. Membership in the KPS is open to all interested collectors worldwide.

KPS meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of each month and on the 5th Tuesday of months that have one, at various locations in the Knoxville area. Meetings begin at 6:00 pm with a trade and swap time, and the formal meeting begins at 7:00 pm with business followed with a program presented by a KPS member on an interesting aspect of philately.  Meetings usually conclude by 9:00 pm.


Special KPS meetings are held 4 Saturdays during the year and when a month has a 5th Tuesday. These meetings are devoted exclusively to trading and swapping. Delving through the KPS 5 cents per stamp stock or buying stamps from huge KPS inventory, are among the activities at 5th Tuesday meetings.

KPS members receive the monthly APS Star Route Gold Award winning newsletter, KPS News.  Back issues of KPS News are archived at the website,  This award winning publication, which has earned a Gold Award from the American Philatelic Society for more than 14 straight years, from 2006 through 2018, and 2022 and 2023 (there was no competition between 2019 and 2021).  You will receive your KPS News in digital form. 

Each year, KPS hosts KnoxPEx – its annual philatelic exhibition. Always held the first weekend in March, KnoxPEx features a program to assist youth and new collectors, a bourse of approximately 13 dealers, a show cachet and commemorative cancel, competitive exhibits, and a live auction. Admission and parking are free. KPS members may enter lots in the live auction, which is held Saturday evening during the show.

For additional information about the Knoxville Philatelic Society,  email us at, or write KPS at PO Box 50422, Knoxville, TN 37950-0422.

KPS Constitution 2-7-17

    2024-25 KPS Officers
President                      Bill Ott
Vice President             Michele Bresso
Secretary                      John Smartt
Treasurer                      Thomas Lane
​Past President             Brent Marquand

          Bob Ceo              (1 yr)
          Mark Cooper       
(1 yr)
          Clark Brekke       (2 yrs)

          David Collins      (2 yrs)
APS Ambassador         Tom Broadhead
ATA Ambassador          Tom Broadhead

KPS News Editor          Tom Broadhead
KPS Website                 Mark Cooper
Stamp Acquisition
    Committee Chair       Bruce Roberts

 KPS By-Laws 2-7-17

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