The Robert M. Spaulding ISJP Award

This awards is presented once a year to the best Japanese related material exhibit as defined below:

Japanese related material is defined as the philately and postal history of Japan and former Japanese colonies, territories, and occupied areas, including Manchoukuo, the Ryukyu Islands, Japanese seapost offices and other civilian and military post office abroad, and foreign post offices in Japan. Studies of forgeries as well as revenues also fall within the scope. For a show to be eligible to receive this award, there must be at least three exhibits that the judges determine are within the scope of Japanese related material.


Would your National Show like to have this award?

The award is available only once a year on a first come basis to any National Show (in the US this would be any WSP show). To can be considered for this award,  the following criteria must be met: (1)  A free Society booth must be available for the ISJP at the show;  and (2) there must be a least two local volunteer ISJP members willing to take charge and see that the ISJP booth is staffed for the length of the show.


ISJP members are spread over the world, with some on almost every continent.  Therefore it is not practical to hold regular general meetings.  But the the society encourages the formation of  autonomous regional chapters which do hold regular meetings and sponsor or take part in exhibitions. Currently we have chapters in London (United Kingdom), Copenhagen (Denmark), Washington DC (USA), Southern California (USA) and the potential of the newly formed chapter in Northern California (USA).  Click here for more information about the individual chapters.


It does not matter how many ISJP members get together to form a chapter.  But if members in you area would like to have a chapter, please let the Secretary know.