Internet Philatelic Dealers Association Inc

Become an IPDA Member

Join the Philatelic Community: Learn how to become an esteemed member of IPDA.

Become an IPDA Member

Join the Philatelic Community: Learn how to become an esteemed member of IPDA.

Qualifications for IPDA Membership

Discover the qualifications required to become a member of the IPDA and connect with a vibrant community of stamp and philatelic dealers.

how to become an IPDA member
  • You sell stamps and philatelic materials on the Internet.
  • You are a full time dealer or part time seller of stamps and / or philatelic materials.
  • You will abide by the IPDA Code of Ethics.
  • You can show proof of selling philatelic materials on the internet, including, for example, that you have an online auction selling presence, selling through an online philatelic portal, like eBay, Delcampe, Hipstamp, eBid, or any of the many other philatelic portals where stamps are offered for sale. It is not required you have a Store as such, just that you sell on the internet.
  • You have a feedback rating, even if a low number of feedbacks because you are just starting out selling stamps, that shows you are respected by your customers.
  • You have material listed at a sensible selling price reflecting your knowledge of philately and the philatelic market.
  • You present your material in a tidy and clear manner, for example with clear and presentable scanned images, so customers can clearly see what you are selling.
  • You correctly and fully describe your material so customers have a true understanding of the material, including the quality of the material, for example Mint Never Hinged, Very Fine Used or terminology generally accepted across the philatelic community.
  • You appreciate the importance of being regarded as a respected and  honest seller on the internet and have read the IPDA  Internet Listing and Selling Guidelines  found under Services on the Main Menu.
  • You will perhaps be able, occasionally, to find time to help the IPDA grow and  promote its reputation in the philatelic community.

Our Membership Service Compared

  • NSDA – National Stamp Dealers Association ( USA)
  • ASDA – American Stamp Dealers Association (USA)
  • ATA – American Topical Association (USA)
  • APS – American Philatelic Society (USA)
  • PTS – Philatelic Traders Society (UK)
  • APTA – Australian Philatelic Traders Society
Association/Service IPDA ATA ASDA NSDA APS PTS APTA

Membership Fee

Joining fee 2023: $25 for 1 year or $75 for 4 years
Various Options: 1 year $25 plus Journal $35 USA, $45 Int'l
$350
Joining fee $10 for 2020: membership fee $75 pa
Annual USA $45; Canada $55: Int'l $65
Full Business $250: Retired $85
On request - believed to be $300 Australia: $265 Int'l

Membership List

Content
Yes
Yes through Member links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Members Sales Channels

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Newsletter

Yes Monthly
Bi Monthly
Yes x 10 PA
Quarterly
Yes Monthly
Yes
Yes

Complaint Arbitration

Yes
None found
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes

Member Advertising

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Dealer to Dealer Discounts

Yes
None found
None found
None found
Yes
No
None found

Confidential List

Yes
No
None found
No
Yes
Yes
Yes

Social Media Presence

Yes
None found
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Insurance

Yes Discount through third party
None found
None found
Yes
Yes
None found
Yes

Expertising

Yes through Dealer Member
No
None found
None found
Yes
Yes
Yes

Estate Assistance

No
Yes
None found
None found
Yes
No
None found

Exhibitions

No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes