Who we are?

The Swiss Scout an Guide Philatelic Society (SPPhV) is a nonprofit organization of members collecting philatelic material and specializing in thematics and postal history related to the Boy and Girl Scout (Guide) movements.

The Swiss Scout an Guide Philatelic Society (SPPhV) is Member of the Union of Swiss Philatelic Societies (VSPhV) an the international Federation of Scout & Guide Stamp Collecting Organization (IFSCO).

The Swiss Scout an Guide Society communicates in German an French. That's why the inforkation on the Web-Site about our society is German an French, except EuroScout'2008 with a further translation in English. Nevertheless we hope that you understand our short notice on the Web-Site informing about the various club services such as the newsletter, catalogues, meetings, membership dues, mailauctions, new issue service, buy/sell circulation service, advisory service, how i build up a thematic exhibit, philatelic literature and other...

Advantages with a membership in the Swiss Scout Philatelic Society

Informative news - our extensive "newsletter" appears three times a year.

Europa Cept Briefmarke - SchweizCatalogues

The SPPhV offers - trough our partner-organizations - various Boy an Girl Scout related philatelic catalogues (loose leaf editions with supplements every year). The scope of these catalogues is that of a detailed world-wide listing of stamps, postal stationary, special cancellations and meter marks. We offer these catalogues at cost price, also to non-members.


Once a year at a weekend we organize a meeting for our members. A personal get together in oder  to exchange views an know-how, a source of information and the possibility to swap.

Buy / sell circulation service

Our members can participate at the buy and sell circulation service, either as deliverer of boy and girl scout related philatelic material or as a buyer.

Mail auctions

Club mail auctions take place three or four times a year. Every club member is authorized to take part.

New issue service

Members can have a subscription for new issue of boy and girl scout related postage stamps, special cancellations and meter marks.

Advisory Service

We give advice in all possible technical questions or help with relevant VSPhV/expert-addresses, fight against forgery, protection of the collectors interests, abusive new issues, exhibitions, youth philately, fiscal questions, realization of philatelic estates.

Exhibit the collection

We gladly give advice and help when you want to exhibit your philatelic/thematic collection.

Youth services

The SPPhV (Federation of Swiss Philatelic Societies) encourages the member societies to promote youth philateliy with the purpose to ensure the continued existance of our common hobby. The young philatelists can take part at all SPPhV-meetings and events.


Specialist literature and catalogues with supplements are at our members disposal (postage to the debit of the member's account).


The membership enables you to get the (subscription to) Swiss Philatelic Journal at a reduced price.