Entry area of the Clubhouse

Meeting Facilities  |  Landmark Status

The Collectors Club is open Monday through Friday, 10:00AM to 5:00PM. Please call ahead if intending to visit. The Library and its support committee are available on Wednesdays, also 10:00AM to 5:00PM. On meeting nights, the Library is open until 6:30PM, the beginning of the lecture program.

The Club is housed in an elegant five-story brownstone in the Murray Hill section of Manhattan, in the shadow of the Empire State Building. In 1902 famous architect Stanford White completely redesigned the structure for an art dealer and collector, whose new home garnered lavish praise for its beauty and became a showcase for his art collection. Thanks to the generosity of Alfred Lichtenstein, one of the giants of early philately, it became the Club's permanent home in 1938. The building was designated a New York City Historical Landmark in 1979.

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Meeting Facilities

The Collectors Club provides free of charge, the use of the Club’s facilities to specialized philatelic study societies and groups needing a meeting place to discuss and exhibit stamps and postal history within their area of interest. These groups, all of which are not-for-profit organizations, meet on a regular basis monthly. The Collectors Club hosts the quarterly board of directors meetings of The Philatelic Foundation, an institution with educational purposes. A number of other not-for-profit groups also hold annual or semi-annual meetings at The Collectors Club.

Presently there are eight specialized philatelic study societies and groups that meet on a regular basis at the clubhouse. The following is a list of these groups and the times they meet.

  • American Revenue Association
    First Thursday of the month: 7:00–9:00PM

  • American Topical Association
    Second Thursday of the month: 6:30PM

  • British Empire Study Group
    Second Thursday of the month: 5:45–7:00PM

  • France and Colonies Philatelic Society
    First Tuesday of the month (intermittently) at 6:00PM

  • Germany Philatelic Society
    First Thursday of the month: 7:00–9:00PM

  • Scandinavian Study Group
    Second Wednesday of the month, 7:00–9:00PM

  • U.S. Philatelic Classics Society – New York Chapter
    Second Tuesday of the month: 7:30–9:00PM

  • Vatican Philatelic Society
    Second Thursday of the month: 6:30PM

All individuals attending these society meetings need not be Club members, but we do require that at least one member be in attendance at these meeting. The meetings are often held on weekdays but at times when the building is closed so the Club provides a monitor to open and close the building. Additional information and contacts can be obtained from the Irene Bromberg by e-mail at or phone at 212-683-0559.

Landmark Status

In 1979, the home of the Collectors Club (22 East 35th Street, New York, NY) was designated an historic landmark by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. Read the commission's report () about the building's architectural significance and rich history.

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