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 $15 for members with mailing addresses in the United States, $17 for Canada and $20 for members in other parts of the world. Overseas applicants may pay 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 $5.00 per year are recognized as contributing members. 

To apply for membership complete and submit the membership application. (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 May 20, 2016