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The Petroleum Philatelic Society International

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The Petroleum Philatelic Society International is the society for collectors of stamps, covers and related items on the subject of oil, natural gas, and the petrochemical industry. We're a study unit of the American Topical Association and Affiliate 170 of the American Philatelic Society.

The society has members throughout the world. Many of our members are, or have been, involved in the oil or gas industries but this is by no means a requirement, and we welcome new members from all walks of life.

We extend a warm welcome to new members so if you would like to join the society, please complete the membership form, which you can find on our web site www.ppsi.org.uk

We also have a presence on social media, so you can find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PetroleumPhilatelic/
and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/petroleumphilatelic/ on
Twitter at https://twitter.com/PetrolPhilately/ and on
Tumblr at https://www.tumblr.com/dashboard/blog/petroleumphilatelic

We put all the latest information on our social media pages, so look there if you're at all interested in our subject!

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Interesting theme!
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Yes please, Digital Philatelist!

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I've got you listed. :)
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I’ve never considered this as a theme for collecting. This looks interesting to me.

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Hi Mark

If you're interested in the PPSI please take a look at our website. Of course, not all our information is available there, as a lot of it is restricted to members.

But also look at one of our social media pages - the information is more or less the same on each of them.

There are some 8,000 stamps that are oil or gas related, and it has the additional interest of involving pretty well every country in the world!

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Whilst I collect "Energy", I don't have much relating to Oil, but I think that the earliest stamp depicting an oil well is this

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Azerbaijan, 1921 Oil Well


I am sure the OP will know if there is an earlier one

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The Azerbaijan stamp that Chris uploaded is certainly the most obvious early oil stamp. However, it's not the first.
Two years earlier, in 1919, Azerbaijan issued two stamps that we list, showing the Baku Temple of Eternal Fires, which are powered by natural gas.

But even those aren't the earliest stamp included in Petroleum Stamps of the World.

That honour goes, maybe surprisingly to a stamp from Newfoundland, issued in 1897.

This shows H. C. Pierce caribou hunting, and although it is not obvious, he was the founder of the Waters Pierce Oil Company.

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And for a very recent stamp on the oil theme, I can't do much better than this one from France, the stamp day issue of 2020.

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Here is some stuff I worked on with the Rhodesian Study Circle:

Vacuum Oil Company of South Africa

Caltex Africa Ltd

Mobil Rhodesia
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I have a one frame exhibit on the 1970-1973 National Development FDC's produced by Excelsior.

The 10c highest denomination in the series has oil and gas as the theme.

Here are some of the pages that may be of interest to members of your Society:


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I always loved that 10c Australian stamp. :D
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Hi Digital Philatelist

Would you grant the PPSI permission to reproduce your 3 articles in a future edition of our journal "The Petro-Philatelist"? Obviously we'd give you full credit for them. I think that the copies available on the link are good enough for us to reproduce.

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Hi Lakatoi 4,

We'd like to reproduce your presentation in a future issue of "The Petro-Philatelist". If you would grant us permission to do that, then could you please send a good copy to editor@ppsi.org.uk. I don't think that I can successfully reproduce from the copy on this site.

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SteveF wrote:
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Hi Digital Philatelist

Would you grant the PPSI permission to reproduce your 3 articles in a future edition of our journal "The Petro-Philatelist"? Obviously we'd give you full credit for them. I think that the copies available on the link are good enough for us to reproduce.
Of course! Go ahead - just refer to www.rhodesianstudycircle.org.uk for the source. :)

Sent you a confirmation email to the editor email above. :)
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Many thanks for your agreement, and very quick reply Digital Philatelist. The Petro-Philatelist is published 4 times a year, but the Autumn issue is pretty full now, so I probably won't get your material in until the December issue, at earliest. But when I do, I'll be sure to send you a copy.

I've got your email too now, thank you. I'll send you a copy of our latest issue too, in case you're interested in that!

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