Here you'll find information about the organisation and origins of the Society, reviews of some world postal museums and details of a walk around central London, to explore the gas lights still in use.
Board of Directors: The Society is organised by the Board of Directors on behalf of the membership. Our Appointed Officers, Representatives and Editors have responsibility for particular areas of interest:
Where positions below are indicated as vacant, members are invited to nominate themselves for these roles
Anthony Curiale - President
Steve Fraser - Vice President
Vacant - Secretary
Hugo Vargas - Treasurer
Anthony Curiale - APS Representative
Hugo Vargas - ATA Representative
Vacant - Public Relations
Steve Fraser - The Petro-Philatelist
Steve Fraser - PSW Catalogue
Steve Fraser - Website
Anthony Curiale - Publisher
The Petroleum Philatelic Society International (PPSI) was organized late in 1974 for the purpose of advancing the philately of the oil, natural gas and petrochemical industries. Since that time more than 600 members from approximately 40 countries all around the globe have joined our organization. To read on please click here
The Petro-Stamp collections of some former members of the Society have been scanned, and are available for you to download as PDF files, To find out more please click here
We've taken a personal look at various worldwide postal museums, some of which are detailed in the feature here. The Postal Museum in London is a new museum, which replaces the long closed National Postal Museum. This is the only Postal Museum in the world to feature a ride on anything like "Mail Rail". To read on please click here
This popular part of our website now has it's own link in the top navigation, as it is our most popular page!
This is a seven kilometre walk around central London that takes you to see some of the 1,500 gas lights still being used and visits the location of the original London gas works of 200 years ago, as well as highlighting the various point of interest that you see on the way.
It’s not widely known, but there are still about 1,500 gas lamps operating in London. The lamps burn a tiny pilot light continuously, but at dusk the timers fitted move a lever, which opens a valve to open the gas supply, which lights up the mantles. To read on please click here