Quarterly Journal

Entitled “The Oregon Country”, the name associated with the Pacific Northwest region during exploration and early statement, the Society’s award-winning journal is considered the leading postal history publication produced in the region. Under the guidance of a professional editor, who is also a well-known and respected postal historian, this journal reflects the varied interests of the membership by covering the entire spectrum of Northwest postal history.

Research Projects

Members having an interest in particular aspects of Northwest postal history are encouraged to undertake specialized research projects. Cooperative input from other members may be utilized with “the Oregon Country” providing a medium for discussion and interim reports as well as final publications.

Members Auction

At least once per year a mail auction of usually two or three hundred lots exclusively to Pacific Northwest postal history is presented. The material is consigned by members for their duplicate or surplus holdings and only members are permitted to bid. Individual lot values are generally modest and normally fall within a range often considered unprofitable for most commercial auction houses. Since the auction began it has been a handy source for members to acquire needed material or turn unwanted items into cash.


The society schedules an annual meeting often in conjunction with a stamp show. The venue varies in order to accommodate embers in all parts of the region. Typically, these gatherings offer members an opportunity to meet and discuss common collecting interests.