About the Yorkshire Philatelic Association
The Yorkshire Philatelic Association (YPA) was founded in 1947 in Leeds. Initially there were ten societies,
but the Association has grown over the years to its present twenty-three affiliated member societies.
The YPA aims to provide a
variety of benefits for all philatelists in the area, create links
between societies and form an effective bridge between philately at local and
are represented by their nominated delegates. Together with the elected
officers of the Association they form the Management Committee which meets twice a year to
organise and run the YPA and provide a forum for discussion on matters of common interest to
all philatelists in the YPA area.
The Annual Convention
The YPA Annual Convention is usually hosted by one of the affiliated societies, or the YPA if no society is able to
host the event. The Convention includes, the
YPA Competition entries,  dealers, the YPA Annual General Meeting, a ceremony
for newly elected Yorkshire Distinguished
Philatelists to sign the Roll, and may include an exhibition. Click
here for forthcoming Conventions.