The Italy and Colonies Study Circle is a society dedicated to the study of the stamps and the postal history of the Italian area. (Why Italy? Click here!) . The membership is drawn from around the world, with the majority coming from the UK, Italy and the USA. UK members meet four times a year in London, and there is usually at least one overseas meeting each year, often linked to an international stamp show.

The society publishes a highly acclaimed quarterly journal called Fil-Italia. It is the only significant source of information on Italian philately in the English language.

The society holds an auction for members four times a year, and there is an exchange packet system.


Quarterly Meetings

The next postal auction will be on 8th January 2022

Dates for the rest of 2022 will be announced in due course.

Publications Fil-Italia Subscriptions Library Packet

Summer issue of


was posted about

July 18th

Web Site updated 22/10/2021


from the ICSC 2019

 trip to Naples are now on-line.

John Gilbert Bequest - click here for details

Fil-Italia Index updated [volumes 1 to 46] - (click Fil-Italia button above)

Giorgio Migliavacca (our Editor) wins award - click here for details