A society founded in 1936 to study philatelic and postal patterns connected with Russia, past and present.

When you join the BSRP you become a member of a world-wide community of philatelists who collect and study the stamps and postal history of the Russian philatelic area. Whether you are a general stamp collector or an enthusiast with a specific interest in any of the specialist fields, you will find the Society invaluable, both as a resource for seeking information and a platform for contact with like-minded collectors.

The “Russian philatelic area” is a vast political/geographic/historic field including:

  • Imperial Russia – From the pre-stamp era through to the Civil War.
  • Civil War period, the RSFSR,
  • Ukraine and the Transcaucasian Republics 1918 – 1923.
  • USSR – 1923-1990
  • The “New Republics” of the former Soviet Union from 1990 to the present.
  • The Kingdom of Poland
  • The Grand Duchy of Finland
  • The Baltic states: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania.
  • Wenden
  • The Zemstvo Posts
  • Russia used abroad: China, Levant, Crete
  • Occupation Issues: WW1 and WW2
  • Military philately: from the Napoleonic campaign through to the present day
  • Social philately
  • Thematics
  • Revenues
  • Cinderella Material