Stuart Rossiter Trust

The Stuart Rossiter Trust is a British charitable trust (registered charity number 292076) that was created by the will of the philatelist and postal historian Stuart Rossiter and subsequently the will of his mother.

The trust was established in 1985 and has become a prolific publisher of books about postal history and also publishes the Rossiter Postal History Journal annually. There are five trustees, including David Beech, Curator of the British Library Philatelic Collections who is the Chairman.[1]

The principal objectives of the Trust are:

The Trustees have said that they "invite applications for funding from anyone, whether professional or amateur, with an interest in conducting original research into the history of written communications with a view to publishing their findings".[2]

The trustees have also instigated an annual lecture in Stuart Rossiter's memory on a postal history theme. The 2009 speaker has been announced as Tom Slemons who will talk on "Researching Great Britain County Postal History".[3]

Selected publications


  1. Charity Commission Profile
  2. Rossiter Trust home page
  4. Review December 2005.

External links

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