Ryukyu Philatelic Specialist Society, Ltd.

APS Affiliate #AF0047

P.O. Box 240177
Charlotte, NC 28224-0177







Welcome Members and Friends of the
Ryukyu Philatelic Specialist Society, Ltd.

The Ryukyu Philatelic Specialist Society, Ltd. (RPSS) has as its objectives promoting an interest in the philately of the Ryukyu Islands and encouraging friendly cooperation among philatelists of all nations. The Society was established in 1969. Over the years RPSS has published a journal titled From the Dragon's Den and a number of handbooks and specialized Ryukyu Islands philatelic catalogues. These publications provide a wealth of information for the philatelist interested in the Ryukyu Islands

The RPSS invites you download a sample article written by our President Jon Kawaguchi entitled "Sugar Loaf Hill - Battle of Okinawa"

This article is in PDF format. To view or download this article Click Here

Message from your President and Editor

If anyone finds additional information or improved scans that can be added to the Catalogues that have been released, they should contact me. Just today, I received an email from a member who has items where I have a poor color reproduction and this member will send me scans of them so I can improve the quality of the catalogue illustrations. We have waited so long for color and here is our opportunity to see these items as they were meant to be seen. Many of the photos that I have on file do not list who has the item, so I need your help. Please, if you have items that can be scanned for improved illustration in our Catalogues.

Back issues of "From The Dragons Den" are now available.

Issues available to Non-Members can be found by selecting "RPSS Store" from the menu.
Members should log in and select "FTDD Back Issues" from their menu.

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Articles for From The Dragon’s Den. Long ones and short ones. Technical to amusing ones! Your expertise, stories, knowledge needs to be shared. If any member would like to assist with publications and future releases of the FTDD, please contact me. I need your help!

Thank you, Jon Kawaguchi


Congratulations and thank you to those elected and nominated for their willingness to serve the Society.

The results of the RPSS 2014 election for Officers and Directors are shown below.

Ballots were mailed to the members on March 9th, 2015.
The election closed on April 15th, 2015.
133 ballots were mailed.
36 ballots were received by the Secretary.
97 ballots were not returned.

President 2015-16 Jon B. Kawaguchi 36
Vice President 2015-16 Gary B. Weiss 36
Treasurer 2015-16 George M. Baka 36
Secretary 2015-16 Laura W. Edmonds 36
Director from Hawaii 2015-18 Ernest D. Yuen 35
Directors at Large 2015-18
Two Seats
William A. Matthews
Claude B. Bell

Results submitted on this date, May 3, 2015
by the Secretary of the Ryukyu Philatelic Specialist Society.

The RPSS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, educational, charitable organization supported by memberships and donations. The Ryukyu Philatelic Specialist Society is open to everyone with a philatelic interest in the Ryukyu Islands under American Administration from 1945 to 1972.

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