The New CartoPhilatelist


The New CartoPhilatelist Journal
Current Issue: TNCP #72 January 2021

The New CartoPhilatelist is the premier publication for worldwide collectors of maps on stamps. It is published in English and is a benefit of membership available only to Society members, recognized philatelic libraries and commercial stamp periodicals.

The Society’s award-winning quarterly journal is published in color and printed on high-quality paper using MagCloud, a print on demand service. After printing, the journal is mailed flat, in a protective envelope, directly from MagCloud to each member with a hardcopy subscription.

Members with a digital subscription receive an email with a link to download an Adobe PDF file for the current issue. Hardcopy subscribers may also download digital versions of each journal issue through the “Members Only Journal Archive” described below.

Each issue of the Journal contains one or more illustrated feature articles pertinent to maps on stamps, new issue listings and illustrations, and brief news about Society matters and fellow members. The editor makes every effort to eliminate needless filler produced only for the sake of adding pages.


Both members and non-members are encouraged to submit articles for publication. Authors are reimbursed for reasonable out of pocket expenses incurred in the production and submission of the article.

Publication dates for our journal are Jan 1st, April 1st, July 1st, and Oct 1st.  Material for publication must be received by the 15th of the preceding month.

Before sending your submission, please have a look at the “TNCP Style Sheet – Instructions to Authors” document . This will answer a lot of questions you may have about preparing your article. After reading it, if you have any more questions, please contact TNCP Editor Martin Oakes for additional information on submissions.

Members Only Journal Archive

From October 2009, a secure, members only web page is available for the download of digital editions of The New CartoPhilatelist Journals. A number of members have expressed a desire to obtain back issues. The archive allows current members password protected access to all of the digital copies from No 1 through the current issue.

Latest Issue in the Members Only Archive:  TNCP No. 72, January 2021

Hardcopy back issues are still available for US$ 4.00 per issue, plus shipping costs.

Please remember that only current members of the Society may access the PDF back issues archive. If you have questions about your membership status or would like to purchase hardcopy back issues, please contact the Society Treasurer.

Recent Awards

ATA NTSS 2014 Gold Medal (50-200 member study group class)

ATA NTSS 2014 Gold Medal
(50-200 member study group class)

Grand Award

In June, 2014 at the American Topical Association’s 65th National Topical Stamp Show (NTSS) the Society’s New CartoPhilatelist Journal was awarded the prestigious Gold Medal for medium study units with 50-200 members. In addition to the Gold Medal, TNCP also won the Grand Prize as the best of the 10 journals entered in this category.

Sample Articles from The New CartoPhilatelist

In honor of our first issue, the cover page and a very informative and colorful article by Mr. Martin Oakes entitled “Oh, What a ReliefPDF Document is provided as a representative sample of the quality and content available in each issue of the New CartoPhilatelist. Another article from Issue No. 6, July 2004 PDF Document is also available.

Adobe® Acrobat Reader is required to view these documents.  Please visit the Adobe web site for more information.

Recent Journal Dispatch News

e-delivery dispatch of TNCP #65

Digital subscribers receive a quarterly email from Journal Editor Martin Oakes with a link for downloading the newest edition of Society’s award winning Journal, The NewCartoPhilatelist. A few issues back, we began investigating the use of a an e-delivery service for sending those links, however the results were not suitable. Beginning with the April 2019 issue #65, Martin will now be sending those email messages directly from the CPS domain using the email address  In order to not miss an issue, be sure to approve the delivery of messages from that address. We believe this will alleviate a number of delivery issues that some of our digital subscribers were experiencing.  Please use the contact form to send Martin any questions or feedback on the updated e-delivery method.

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