About Us

BFPS products can commemorate your event

The Forces Philatelic Bureau, operated by BFPS, designs and produces special handstamps and commemorative covers to mark British State and Armed Forces events. They are unique and specific to the occasion. The special handstamp will carry the  British Forces Postal Service number obtainable only from the Bureau.

Do you have a special event to mark? Want to raise funds for your ship or unit?

If you are looking for something different as a souvenir of a special military event or unit anniversary, have you considered a commemorative cover complete with a unique special handstamp? These collectables make ideal keepsakes and presentation items and will be unique to your event.

The Bureau, operated by BFPS, is fully licensed by MOD and BFPO to provide this specialist service in conjunction with Royal Mail.

BFPS provides a free advisory service where you can discuss your philatelic needs.

Contact us to talk through your requirements.

BFPS online shop for collectors

BFPS operates an online shop where collectors can buy our unique products in a secure environment. Our first day and commemorative covers with their unique special handstamps all make superb gifts as well as being a must for collectors.

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The BFPS Team

BFPS is managed by a retired career Army officer, whom has had extensive experience working within the BFPO in general and the Forces Philatelic Bureau in particular. The second member of the management team is an ex Royal Engineer Warrant Officer who has a passion for Forces philately. Both are volunteers and are dedicated to keeping the Forces Philatelic Bureau alive and are working hard to ensure the future of this important area of BFPO operations continues to flourish.