The word etiquette, from the French word for label,  is defined in the dictionary as “...the forms, manners, and ceremonies established by convention as required in society.”  In philatelic terms, this includes advisory labels placed on mail to accomplish or expedite delivery.  The best known is the airmail etiquette.  Others include advisories for Express, Registration, and some unusual ones like Fragile and Eggs.

Information regarding etiquettes may be found in The Revealer, the official publication of the Eire Philatelic Association.  A searchable CD ROM of the first 50 years of The Revealer is available through the Special Offers Manager.

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Next Event


Date & Time: 

Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 3:30pm

The Northern California Chapter of the Éire Philatelic Association will hold a meeting in conjunction with WESTPEX 2018 on Saturday, April 28, 2018 in Room 8024.

The meeting will include a talk by noted philatelist Barry Cousins, who will speak on his current project; a reference guide for collectors of Irish stamps from 1992 through 2001.

Members  of the ÉPA and non-members are welcom to attend this meeting.  For further information please see the WESTPEX website at