COPAPHIL was founded in July 1983, the 200th anniversary of the birth of Simon Bolivar, the liberator of Colombia and its first president. It has been APS Affiliate #142 since August 1985. The purpose of the organization is to promote the philately of Colombia and Panama.


     The second is a Handbook of Panama Postal Markings Through 1980. This expanded second edition is a valuable resource.

     Also available is The Stamps of Panama 1878-2010: Vital Statistics by Federico Brid.  This handbook includes essential information including postal rates, authorization decrees and numbers printed.

     Members receive a $10 discount on currently available publications.

     From time to time copies of publications by others are made available at a special member's price.

Annual dues are $23 to mailing addresses in the United States, $30 for members in other parts of the world. Overseas applicants may pay dues in US dollars with a credit card via Paypal to adding a Paypal fee of $1 to pay dues for one year or $2 to pay dues for 2 or 3 years. The membership year is from July 1 through June 30. Members joining during the year receive all of the back issues of ​ COPACARTA ​ ​ for the year in which they join. Members are invited to make contributions to our publication fund; those making a contribution of at least $5 per year are recognized as contributing members.

To apply for membership complete and submit the membership application(updated 9/11/19). (if you don't have a pdf reader you can download it here) Mail completed application together with a check or money order for at least one year's dues in U.S. funds to COPAPHIL, c/o Allan Harris, 26997 Hemingway Ct Hayward,CA 94542-2349.

Alternatively, scan and send via e-mail to Allan Harris 

Last Updated Sep 11, 2019