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Members receive regular copies of the Society’s journal Plastiquarian (published twice yearly) together with Newsletters (published four times per year) and unlimited access to the Society’s archive of articles and newsletters on this website. In addition, PHS holds an extensive library of books and other publications, all of which are available for members to see.

Membership is open to all and is by annual payment. You may either:

  • Request an application form from and which you can complete and send in to the address shown at the bottom of this page. For UK Members we would prefer payment by Standing Order and banking details are given on the Application form for you to set this up.
  • Join online by payment on PayPal. Click here to fill in the onlline payment system You do not need a PayPal account to use this method of payment. PayPal offers the option of paying with a number of different credit or debit cards
  • Request an Application Form and Standing Order Form to be sent to you by post by writing to with your name and postal address.
  • Existing Members are encouraged to pay by Standing Order to the PHS via Lloyds Bank; Bank Details are available from :- and if not paying by Standing Order they may pay via PayPal to the address It is also possible to set up an annual recurring payment through PayPal. Cheques, though not encouraged, may be sent to the Membership Secretary (address below).

The annual fee for individual membership depends upon your postal address, but the corporate membership fee is the same worldwide.

Code Type of membership
Amount per annum
UKI UK resident – individual membership
25 GBP
UKC UK concessionary rate for students/retired/ unemployed
20 GBP
UKF UK family membership
35 GBP
EUI EU postal area outside the UK – individual membership
25 GBP
EUC EU concessionary rate for students/retired/ unemployed
20 GBP
EUF EU postal area outside the UK – family membership
35 GBP
WWI All other areas – individual membership
30 GBP
WWC concessionary rate for students/retired/ unemployed
25 GDP
WWF All other areas – family membership
40 GBP
CM Corporate membership (UK, Europe or elsewhere)
40 GBP

Although not mandatory, we would strongly prefer UK members to pay by PayPal or Standing Order.

We would strongly prefer members outside the UK to pay via Paypal in Pounds Sterling. Their Paypal account/credit or debit card will then be debited in the corresponding amount in local currency at the exchange rate at the time of payment. In case of difficulties with this, please e-mail to

The membership year starts on 1 October and runs through to 30 September of the following year. Members joining after 1 October will receive all publications issued to members between 1 October and the date of their joining, but will need to renew their membership on 1 October of the following year. Those joining during the period 1 July to 30 September will receive all publications issued from the date of their joining and membership will continue through until 30 September of the following year. On first joining, members will be sent a password for accessing the Archive section of this website.

Members are encouraged to contact the Society for advice about the cleaning and care of plastics & rubbers, and for any historical information about the industry.

Downloaded Application forms and Standing Order forms or any queries regarding membership should be addressed to:

The Membership Secretary, Plastics Historical Society
c/o Alan Wells
111 Fishbourne Road West,
PO19 3JP

Email any enquiries to