The Italy and Colonies Study Circle is a society dedicated to the study of the stamps and the postal history of the Italian area. (Why Italy? Click here!) . The membership is drawn from around the world, with the majority coming from the UK, Italy and the USA. UK members meet about 3 times a year in London or elsewhere and there is usually at least one overseas meeting each year, sometimes linked to an international stamp show.

The society publishes a highly acclaimed journal called Fil-Italia. It is the only significant source of information on Italian philately in the English language.

The society holds an auction for members twice a year, and there is an exchange packet system for members living in the UK.


Society Meetings

The next meeting will be an Auction to be held


on 9th March 2024


It will probably be held in London at

Stanley Gibbons, 399 Strand, London,  WC2R 0LX

(The catalogue for the auction is now on-line)

Publications Fil-Italia Subscriptions Library Packet


The much delayed issue of Fil-Italia (no. 196) was posted on

January 12th

Web Site updated 23/1/2024


from the ICSC 2019

 trip to Naples are now on-line.

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