Latest membership news - march 2020

We encourage you to join us or renew your membership, if you have not already. Oliver Wyrtki will process all checks and forms (see Downloads at bottom of page) at the end of March. If you have questions, please send us a note from the Contact Us page.

membership benefits and how to join


vorlaufer journal

Produced in a hard copy format, our journal is an educational publication where members share knowledge and information several times a year. Membership includes a subscription.

connecting with fellow collectors

Have you become an expert on one of the German colonies? Do you want to share your knowledge with others? If you are a beginner, you are invited to join to learn from experienced collectors and exhibitors.

meetings at aps stampshow

We try to meet in person at least once a year at the American Philatelic Society's StampShow, which changes cities annually. It is the largest annual show for philatelists of all skill levels and interests in the United States.

awareness of speciality auctions and dealers

Several times a year, we announce news of auctions and special sales featuring philatelic material related to the German colonies.

Becoming a member

Please download the PDF application below and return this form, with check/cheque or note of transfer as appropriate.   We accept membership applications year-round.


GCCG application (pdf)


online dues payment

We are flexible about how members pay dues. We welcome paper checks, but if you wish to pay electronically using PayPal, please use the link below and send to

Annual Rates: $16 for US members; $24 for rest of world.  We also accept a payment of 21 euros for rest of world. ROW rates include extra postage.