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    The British Library Board

    The British Library - Philatelic Collections

    96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB
    Telephone: +44 (0)20 7412 7635
    Fax: +44 (0)20 7412 7780
    [email protected]
    "We house 8 million stamps and other philatelic items."
    Please Note: Because of the range and scope of the Philatelic Collections and the way that they are organised, they are not catalogued with conventional shelf-marks. Therefore one of the functions of this website is to act as an introduction and guide to the collections.

    UK Philately 2 notes, "The British Library Philatelic Collections are the National Philatelic Collections of the United Kingdom".

    The British Postal Museum & Archive (BPMA) (BPMA Blog)

    & The Museum of the Post Office in the Community
    The Royal Mail Archive is based at:
    Freeling House, Phoenix Place, London WC1X 0DL
    Tel.: +44 (0)20 7239 2570, Fax: 020 7239 2576
    [email protected]

    The Museum of the Post Office in the Community is located on the first floor of the Post Office within Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Telford, Shropshire. Blists Hill is one of ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums. (See some photos on Flickr)

    cf. National Philatelic Society (NPS)


    Association of British Philatelic Societies Ltd
    (ABPS) {f. 1944} 2, FIP, FEPA
    Contact: Mike Brindle, General Secretary, ABPS
    6 Nunnery Drive, Thetford IP24 3EN
    ABPS FeedBack E-mail

    (Formerly: 107 Charterhouse St., London EC1M 6PT, closed c. Mar. 2007)
    Publication : ABPS News (Quarterly; available by subscription to anyone!)

    ABPS is "the national organisation catering for the needs of philatelic federations , local and specialist societies, individual collectors and others interested in philately through all of its branches.

    The ABPS/BPT International Committee (FIP Co-ordination)
    (Currently chaired by Francis E. Kiddle; c.2008)
    (and includes Dr. David Stirrups and orther eminents)

    ABPS Ltd. (.pdf)

    ABPS Exhibitions Ltd. (.pdf)
  1. Annual : ABPS National Philatelic Exhibitions (late Nov. & early May)
  2. Known: Oct 20-21 2004, Oct 24-25 2006, Oct 23-24 2007, Oct 18-20 2012, May 2-3 2008, May 5-6 2011
  3. Annual : Philatelic Congress of Great Britain
  4. Known: Jun 16-19 2011, Oct 20-22 2012 (w/National)

    Both the Congress & the National: dates and venues vary year to year:

    "The first Philatelic Congress of Great Britain was held in Manchester in 1909. Barring interruptions due to war, they have been held annually ever since.

    The highlight for many is the occasion at which both the Congress Medal is presented, and the new signatories to the Roll of Distinguished Philatelists are invited to sign the Roll. More often than not, this is linked with a reception hosted by the town or city in which the Congress is held."

    "A web page is available FREE to a member society if it doesn't have one of its own.

    British Philatelic Trust

    "As an educational charity, its objective is the promotion of "the study, research and dissemination of knowledge" of Philately. It undertakes this in a variety of ways, mainly by various forms of financial support over as wide a field of activity as possible whilst remaining within its means and objects."
    Registered as a Charity - No 287908
    Suite 101, Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London N1 0QH
    Phone: 0207 688 8423
    The office is open by appointment only 09.30-12.30 Monday-Friday

    The ABPS/BPT International Committee (FIP Co-ordination) (look for 1st to change; c.2011)

    Including: Who Was Who?

    & under the heading : "Youth" :
    Planet Stamp
    Publication :
    Rocket News

    The Stamp Active Network (previously National Youth Stamp Committee) is an independent body of volunteers that seeks to encourage youth philately in the UK, supported by the Association of British Philatelic Societies. (ABPS)

    In Jan. 2008, they announced the "New Chairman for Stamp Active Network (SAN)" as Hugh Feldman, who can be contacted at his E-mail: [email protected] or by phone on 01799 584579.

    Currently he holds positions as Finance Team Leader with 'London 2010' and is a director of Stamp World Exhibitions, Editor of the ABPS News and the journal of the Postal History Society. He is a member of a number of societies, including the RPSL, the PHS and the Society of Postal Historians. SAN also thanked Pat Grimwood-Taylor (Cavendish) for her 2 years' stewardship of the committee, noting she "will now be in charge of the sub-committee organising the young collectors area at 'London 2010' " and that "John Davies and Richard West continue as Secretary and Competitions Organiser, with Dave Armitage in charge of Exhibitions/Stampex."

    "Anyone who is interested in supporting the work of the Stamp Active Network in terms of time, finance or ideas please write to John Davies, 3 Longfellow Road, Banbury, Oxon OX16 9LB."

    "All site content copyright stamp planet 2007.
    Site originated by Cavendish Philatelic Auctions and the British Philatelic Trust.
    Site maintained by Stamp Active Network "

    One of the largest general philatelic societies in Great Britain

    National Philatelic Society (NPS) 2 {f. 1899}
    (Formerly: 'Junior Philatelic Society')
    Now based at the British Postal Museum & Archive (BPMA)
    Freeling House, Phoenix Place, LONDON WC1X 0DL
    (in Clerkenwell, London)
    Tel.: +44 020 7239 2571, [email protected]
    Our Library is located in the Search Room.
    IMPORTANT: Please phone for opening hours
    Library Day Membership @ £2 per visit for non-NPS members.
    Monthly Meetings : 2nd Saturday of the Month.
    (held in the Phoenix Centre - adjacent to Freeling House)
    Publication: Stamp Lover - 6 times per year starting in February

    The Royal Philatelic Society London (RPSL)

    "The oldest philatelic society in the world."
    Registered Charity No. 286840

    [email protected]
    41 Devonshire Place, London W1G 6JY
    Tel: +44 (0) 20 7486 1044
    Fax: +44 (0) 20 7486 0803

    "The Society purchased its present headquarters at 41 Devonshire Place, London W1 in 1925. In addition to a large meeting room, there are members' and council rooms, a library, a museum and self-contained accommodation for the staff."

    "The library contains a wide range of material which is recognised as a major international research facility. "
    c.2010: The RPSL Calalogue is online.

    Note: "All stamps submitted to the Expert Committee are accepted entirely at the senders' risk."
    The Expert Committee
    RPSL Ltd.
    41 Devonshire Place, London W1G 6JY
    Tel: +44 (0) 20 7935 7332
    Fax: +44 (0) 20 7487 5122
    [email protected]

    British Philatelic Association (BPA) - (Expertisation)
    Cite: Dealers : .uk-SU


    The Great Britain Philatelic Society (GBPS) (cf.)

    Website: Maurice Buxton, [email protected]
    Or (V.P c.2008): c/o Andrew Lajer, [email protected], +44 (0)118 934 4151
    The Old Post Office, Davis Way, Hurst, Reading, Berkshire RG10 0TR
    And don't miss their Discussion Group
    Or: the Library
    Publication : THE GB JOURNAL

UK National Federations or Societies

  • Association of British Philatelic Associations (ABPS)
    ( ABPS Federation listings)

  • North of Ireland Philatelic Society (NIPS) ABPS-11
    Meets: 7.00 pm 2nd Fri. (except July)
    At: offices of RPS, Tel.: +44 (0) 289 066 7914
    74 Boucher, Belfast, Northern Ireland BT12 6RZ (website dtd c.2010)
    Criticisms @ here
    Contact c.2008: Dr. R.W. Lyttle, Tel.: 028-9062 3026
    Contact c.2011: S.H. Barkley, Tel.: 028-2564 7557
    Secretary c.2010: Kevin McShane, [email protected]
    31A Cloughey Road, Portaferry, County Down, Northern Ireland BT22 1NG
    NB: According to Stamps Magazine (http://stampmazagine.co.uk), Feb. 2011 edition:
    Meets: 5.30pm Feb. 12, 2011: Hunterhouse College, Upper Lisburn Road, Finaghy, Belfast BT10 0LE
    (which I first listed in 2008 - aj)

    Association of Scottish Philatelic Societies, The

    (Alt. URL ; Real root)
    Sec. : Alan Watson, [email protected]
    "45 societies" c.2006


    Federation of South Wales Philatelic Societies (FSWPS) ABPS

    Sec. Neil Prior, @, Tel.: (01656) 740520
    20 Heol y Sheet, North Cornelly, Bridgend CF33 4EY, Wales

  • English County Associations, Federations etc.

  • Cornwall Philatelic Federation
  • Show: Cornex:
    Known: 23 Oct 2010 (18 dealers), 22 Oct 2011, 27 Oct 2012
    venue c.2010-12: Liskeard Community School, Addington, Liskeard, PL14 3EA
    aka: Liskeard School and Community College, Luxstowe, Liskeard, Cornwall PL14 3EA
    Contact: [email protected], Tel.: 01326 316017 (cite) (cc) (c.2010)
    More Data needed
    Found as reference; esp APBS reference to Bedford Philatelic Soc. (c.2011)
    Clubs known:
    Bedford Philatelic Soc.

  • East Midlands & East Anglian Philatelic Federation ABPS, emea.fed@
  • Sec. EM&EAPF : Mr. R. Finn, Tel.: +44 (0)1379-643806 {c.2006}, 01379-898292 {c.2007}
    Youth Officer EM&EAPF : Mrs S. Cattermole, Tel.: 01284 763367 (c. 2007)
    affiliated-societies.htm, a 2nd list. (Last Survey c.2011)

    old: http://www.aeps.org.uk/assets/images/aeps_sml.gif Association of Essex Philatelic Societies (AEPS) ABPS
    Hon. Secretary c.2001, 2008: Mrs. Lynn Roberts, [email protected]
    Hon. Chairman c.2008: Ray How, @1, @2, 01702-544632
    Newsletter Editor c.2008: David Sibley, [email protected]
    Sec. c.2001: Mr. A. Taylor - Tel. : (07899) 822881

    Hampshire Philatelic Federation (HPF) (Alt URL, Old URL forwards) ABPS

    General E-mail
    President +++ c.2008, 2010: Brian Presland, 023 8026 5347
    Chairman c.2008, 2010: Julian H. Jones, 01794 514902, URL
    Secretary c.2001-2010: John Campbell, 01329 845492
    ABPS Rep. c.2008: Prof. John West, RDP, FRPSL - Tel.: 01730 810833
    VP/Asst. Sec. c.2008: F Brian Marshall, FRPSL, 01730 261122
    Treasurer c.2008: Joe Robertson, 01256 322698
    Packet Secretary c.2008: Brian Rowe, 01962 880724
    Bulletin Editor & Advertising c.2008: Tom Fowler, 01256 476737
    Patron c.2008: Francis Kiddle, RDP, FRPSL
    President c.2001, 2007: Colin V Mount, FBSAP- 01425 474310
    Sponsors Show: HAMPEX ( in Oct.; about 28 dealers c. 2008, 2011; next: 20th October 2012 )
    Venue : Wickham Community Centre, Mill Lane, Wickham PO17 5AL
    old: http://homepages.which.net/~julian.jones/hpfhpx.htm ' forwards c.2008

  • Isle of Man Philatelic Federation (IOMPF) ABPS
    c/ Martin J. Davies, @, Tel 01624-670336
    5 Victoria Park, Victoria Road, Douglas, IOM IM2 4AG

    Kent Federation of Philatelic Societies (KFPS) ABPS

    Contact : Fred French: +44 (0)20 8851 5858
    or Sec.: Ian Marshall: 01892 525780, [email protected] (c.2011)
    Ralph Grove: 01732 - 456476
    Paul Davey - 01233 627636, [email protected]
    Events : Spring/Autum Rally (Apr./Oct.), Federation Day (July)
    Informal association of 24 local societies and clubs
    old: http://hometown.aol.co.uk/kentphilately

  • Middlesex Philatelic Federation (MPF) ABPS
    Chairman : Christopher Oliver, Tel.: +44 (0)20 8940 9833 (cf.)
    Sec.: Susan Oliver, @virgin, Tel.: +44 (0)208 940 9833
    46 Woodville Road, Ham, RICHMOND, TW10 7QN
    Or: @-Mail, Tel.: 01923 678873 (cite) (cc) (c.2010)
    Shows : Stampersham 50 & Middlesex Philatelic Federation Stamp Day
    Venue : Amersham Community Centre (October 25, 2008)

    From NPS's Stamp Lover - December 2007 "About our New President" (of NPS) and which also notes he "has been General Secretary of the South African Collectors' Society since 2003, and in the same year he became and remains Chairman of the Middlesex Philatelic Federation." (ph num from SACS)

    Midland Philatelic Federation (MPF) {f.1950} ABPS

    Publication: The New Midlander {Qtr.}
    Show: Organises MIDPEX (usualy 1st weekend in July)
    c/o C T Poynton, Tel.: 0121 3600704
    36 Beasley Grove, Great Barr, Birminghan B43 7HG
    Chairman (c.2011), Mr Bryan Jones, [email protected] (cf.)
    Website Contact: Tel: 0797 6491529, [email protected]
    West Midlands, "The county consists of seven metropolitan boroughs: the City of Birmingham, the City of Coventry and the City of Wolverhampton, plus Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull and Walsall." (Wikipedia) Further, "The English Midlands, or the Midlands, is the traditional name for the area comprising central England that broadly corresponds to the early medieval Kingdom of Mercia. It borders Southern England, Northern England, East Anglia and Wales. Its largest city is Birmingham..."

    Last full club survey c.201102

    North Western Philatelic Federation (NWPF) {f.1948} ABPS

    Publication: Fedlet {Qtr.}
    Sec.: Adrian H. Jones, Tel.: 01257-480442
    3a Westhoughton Road, Adlington, Chorley PR7 4EU
    Webmaster: @
    AKA?: North West Federation of Philatelists (same org??)

  • North of England Philatelic Association (NEPA) (Alt. URL) ABPS
    Sec.: Mrs. J Wiltshire, @virgin, @tennants, Tel.: 01642-723963 (c.2006 ABPS)
    Falling Waters, Ingleby Greenhow, Great Aylong, Middlesborough TS9 6RA
    aka: North East of England Philatelic Association
    aka: North-East of England Philatelic Association (NEPA)
    Publication: Northern Philatelist and Postal Historian
    Annual: Convention & AGM (known mid Apr. 2008; 59th year)
    Convention Secretary: G Reynolds, 01642 478229 for NEPA Convention 25th April 2009

    Annual: North East Philatelic Weekend
    known mid May 2008 (32nd yr), 22-24 May 2009, 21-23 May 2010, 10-12 June 2011
    & a list of ' auction and stamp fairs in the North East'
    Weekend Show Secretary and Organiser: (c.2008) Miss Valerie A Beeken
    162 Canterbury Road, Newton Hall Estate, Durham DH1 5XT
    There is also the Annual 'NEPA Convention' (known 7 May 2011; their "61st")
    Including "A selection of dealers offering Stamps, Covers, Postal History and Postcards."
    "NEPA can trace its history back to the formation of the North of England Philatelic Society in Newcastle in 1903. As the society grew, it formed branches in Sunderland, Darlington and Shields. The Society was reorganized as an Association of Societies thus forming the North of England Philatelic Association at a special meeting in 1944. The Association is still an Association of Societies with a regular Convention hosted by one [or more] its member societies."
    "A more detailed History of the North East of England Philatelic Association (NEPA)" ...and so it was that NEPA was born. Concluding, "As to the future who knows? Declining membership numbers at local level is a cause for great concern and there seems to be few new members taking up the hobby. But let’s end this potted history on a positive note – NEPA has been through bigger dips in its membership that this in the past, and has gone on to become stronger. As long as there are philatelists in the North East, NEPA will be there to serve their needs." - NEPA website c.2008, ajw.
    old: http://www.staff.ncl.ac.uk/m.h.ellison/nepa/nepahist.htm '404' c.2012
    They also list the following "Societies now no longer in existence":
    Alnwick and District Philatelic Society 1967/8 to 1971/2
    Bishop Auckland Philatelic Society 1954(possibly earlier) to 1981/2
    British Air Mail Society (Northern Group) 1959 to 1973/4*,
        *Reformed in 1990 and merged with the Postal History group in 1998
    Canadian Philatelic Society of Great Britain 1962/3 to 1974
    Catterick Camp Civil Service Stamp Club 1969/70 only
    Cramlington Philatelic Society 1978/9 to 1989/90
    Dunlop (House Division) Philatelic Society 1962/3 to 1973/4
    Hartlepool Philatelic Society 1954(or earlier?) to 1993/4
    ICI Wilton Philatelic Society 1970/1 to 1974/5
    Ministry of Social Security (later DHSS) 1963 to 2000
    Morpeth Philatelic Society 1954 (or earlier?) to 1984/5
    North of England Postcard Club 1977/8 to 1980/1
    Peterlee Philatelic Society 1970/1 to 1974/5
    RAF Leeming Philatelic Society 1969/70 to 1972/3
    Reyrolle Philatelic Society 1940’s to early 2000s
    Spennymoor Philatelic Society 1960 to 1981/2

    & Currently (c.2009) Featuring:
    Berwick & District Philatelic Society
    Blyth Philatelic Society
    Consett Philatelic Society
    Darlington Philatelic Society
    Durham City Philatelic Society
    Ferryhill Philatelic Society (new c.2009)
    Gateshead Philatelic Society
    Germany & Colonies, Tyne Tees Regional Group
    Hexham & District Philatelic Society
    Middlesbrough & District Philatelic Society (& YPA c.2011 - ed.)
    Newcastle Upon Tyne Philatelic Society
    North East Thematic Society
    Postal History Group
    Redcar & Cleveland Philatelic Society (& YPA c.2011 - ed.)
    Shields Philatelic Society
    Stockton on Tees Philatelic Society (& YPA c.2011 - ed.)
    Sunderland Philatelic Society
    Tynemouth Philatelic Society
    (last survey c.2011)
    old Alt URL: http://www.staff.ncl.ac.uk/m.h.ellison/nepa '404' c.2012

  • Somerset & Dorset Philatelic Federation
    Contact : Tel.: 01823 286268
    Found as reference; esp APBS reference to Poole & District Philatelic & Postcard Club
    Another (Royal Mail) cite (cc): c.2010
    Clubs known:
    Poole & District Philatelic & Postcard Club

  • Federation of Surrey Philatelic Societies (FSPS) ABPS
    AKA : Surrey Federation of Philatelic Societies
    Sec.: PJ White, @, Tel.: 01932-345798
    26 Silver Birch Close, Woodhan, Addlestone KT15 3QW
    Camberley Reference URL
    GDPS Ref.: affiliated to
    old GDPS Ref. URL: http://www.tclayton.demon.co.uk/stamps/gdps.html (forwards c.201206)

  • Association of Sussex Philatelic Societies (ASPS) ABPS
    Publication: ASPS News (bi-annual)
    Sec.: J M Wright, Tel.: 01323-438964
    12 Milchester House, Staveley Road, Meads, Eastbourne BN20 7JX
    Editor: John Hammonds, Tel.: 01403-265 072
    Clubs known:
    Storrington & District Stamp Society

  • Thames Valley & District Philatelic Federation (TVPF) ABPS
    Sec. (c.2006 ABPS): T Stanford, tvf@, Tel.: 01628-482270
    PO Box 2675, Maidenhead SL6 9UF
    TVPF Contacts (Alt TVPF URL) c.2008 :
    Chairman : Anthony Simmonds, [email protected]
    Vice Chairman : Dane Garrod, [email protected]
    Secretary : John Baron, [email protected]
    Malcolm Gascoyne, [email protected] (Competition Sec.)
    John Tingey, [email protected] (Tech TVPF)

  • Wessex Philatelic Federation (WPF) ABPS
    Sec.: D A Chamberlaine, [email protected], Tel.: 01752-789622
    22 Brockton Gardens, Plymouth PL6 6BY (c.2006 ABPS)
    "Sadly .. the extensive Wessex Philatelic Library no longer exist(s)." Reference Material, by Jim Wigmore WETS, CSC

    Clubs c.2009, 2011:

    BIDEFORD STAMP CLUB (new c.2011)
    DARTMOUTH STAMP CLUB (Data needed)
    LAUNCESTON PHILATELIC SOCIETY (More Data needed); there's one in Australia!

    Yorkshire Philatelic Association
    Yorkshire Philatelic Association
    (YPA) ABPS
    Contact: Mr Phill Harriman, [email protected]
    Show: Leeds (known June 2007): phone: 01904-701464
    Article: Distinguished Yorkshire Philatelists
    "Founded in 1947 in Leeds, there were ten societies, but the Association has grown over the years to its present twenty-four." They offer a wonderful 'Ask the Sage" service to members for such questions as:

    Question: When were post codes introduced in the United Kingdom?
    The Sage says: In 1857 and 1858 London was divided into ten postal districts, the forerunners of modern postcodes. These were EC (the City), WC (the West End), and eight outer districts of N, NW, NE, S, SW, SE, W and E. The first modern postcodes were announced by the Postmaster General on 28 July 1959 for Norwich. By October of that year some 150,000 private and business addresses in Norwich had been allocated postcodes. The remainder of the United Kindom was allocated postcodes over the next 15 years until the whole of the country was postcoded by 1974.

    Question: I'm confused with all these countries that keep changing their names - have you got a list of their old and new names?
    The Sage says: The following list may help. If any reader knows of any I've missed perhaps he or she would kindly email details to me and I will add them to the list.

    Aden changed its name to South Arabian Federation in 1965
    Basutoland has been Lesotho since 1966
    Bechuanaland changed to Botswana in 1966
    British East Africa became Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika in 1903
    (See also under Tanganyika below)
    British Guiana became Guyana in 1966
    British Honduras has been called Belize since 1973
    Burma has been Myanmar since 1991
    Cambodia became Kampuchea in 1980
    Ceylon has been called Sri Lanka since 1972
    Congo became Zaire in 1971
    Ellice Islands have been Tuvalu since 1976
    Gilbert Islands changed to Kiribati in 1979
    Gold Coast has been known as Ghana since 1957
    New Hebrides became Vanuatu in 1980
    North Borneo has been Sabah since 1964
    Nyasaland changed to Malawi in 1964
    Persia has been called Iran since 1935
    Rhodesia (Northern) has been known as Zambia since 1964
    Rhodesia (Southern) has been Zimbabwe since 1978
    Part of Ruanda-Urundi became Burundi in 1962
    Siam was renamed Thailand in 1949
    South West Africa became Namibia in 1990
    Tanganyika and Zanzibar combined to become Tanzania in 1965
    Upper Volta became Burkina Faso in 1984
  • (Last survey c.2011)

    Specialty Groups
    Local Units: A-C
    Federations Specialties Bottom

    See Also: Shows: MIDPEX (THE Specialists Societies Show)

    British Air Mail Society (BAMS) FISA-11, ASPS-11 More...

    Most Formerly:
    The British Aerophilatelic Federation {BAeF}
    Meets : During StampEx; their AGM
    & via the 5 other regional areas, @
      Midland Regional Group
      North West Regional Group
      Scottish Group
      Solent Regional Group
      South Coast Regional Group
      - In all over 20 meetings a year throughout the UK. (see website)
    Publication : The Air Mail News
    Contact : Peter Lister, [email protected]
    97 Albany Park Avenue , Enfield Highway, MIDDLESEX EN3 5NX

    Air - See Also:
    Air Crash Study Group
    Rocket Mail Society

    Astro Space Stamp Society (ASSS)

    Publication: Orbit
    Honorable Secretary: Brian Lockyer, [email protected]
    c/The ASSS, 21 Exford Close, Weston-super-Mare, Avon, BS23 4RE
    old: www.asss.utvinternet.com

  • Rocket Mail Society AAMSsu-08
    John Stewart (c.2008 AAMS)
    15 Bushes Avenue, Paisley, PA2 6JR Scotland

  • Aden and Somaliland Study Group
    aka: Aden-Somaliland-Yemen Study Group
    Publication: The Dhow (Qtr.)
    Editor: Gary Brown, [email protected]
    PO Box 106, Briar Hill, Victoria 3088, Australia
    UK Representative : Malcolm Lacey, Tel.: 020 8570 4856
    PO Box 9, Winchester, Hampshire SO22 5RF, England
    A Study Group for Collectors of India used in Aden, Aden (incl. Bombay Sea post office & Aden States: Kathiri States of Seiyun, Qu'aiti State of Shihr & Mukalla, Qu'aiti State in Hadhramaut, Mahra State of Qisha & Socotra - , South Arabian Federation, etc Yemen, South Yemen, India used in Somaliland, Somaliland Protectorate, Djiibouti (Obock, Afar and Issa, Cote des Somalis Francaise), Italian Somaliland, Somalia.


  • East Africa Study Circle {f. 1979}
    Publication : The Bulletin of the East Africa Study Circle (B.E.A.) {Tri.}
    Covering : Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania,
    and all their fore-runners including Zanzibar
    Meetings : Late Februrary (to coinside with Stampex and Philatex),
    Mid June (to coinside w/Philatex),
    Mid October (to coinside w/Philatex)
    At : Union Jack Club, Sandell Street (near Waterloo station), London
    Contact : Roger Gilbert (c.2000)
    22 High St., Mepal, Cambs CB5 2AW

  • South African Collectors' Society ABPS, PFSA-11
    (ABPS Data Page c.2010), (PFSA Data Pg. c.2011)
    Meets : Various throughout GB - As advertised in their Magazine
    Quarterly Publication : The Springbok
    ASPS's listed Society Contact: [email protected]
    Hon. Sec.: Christopher Oliver, Tel.: +44 (0)20 8940 9833, [email protected] (cf.)
    16 Woodville Road, Ham, Richard-upon-Thames, Surrey TW10 7QN

    From : NPS's Stamp Lover - December 2007 "About our New President" (of NPS) which notes he "has been General Secretary of the South African Collectors' Society since 2003, and in the same year he became and remains Chairman of the Middlesex Philatelic Federation." (MPF)

    Collecting 'area includes the Union and Republic, the former “Homelands”, South West Africa / Namibia and The Cape of Good Hope.'

  • The Southern Africa Post Card Research Group (SAPRG)
    Chairman (c.2011 PFSA): Archie Atkinson
    8 Scarlett Rd, Castletown, Isle of Man 1M9 1MT, UK
    (PFSA Data Pg. c.2011)

  • Cape and Natal Study Circle
    Formerly: Natal & Zululand Study Circle
    Publication: Natal & Zululand Post {Volume 1, Number 1 (March 1997)}
    Cape & Natal Philatelic Journal {1st: Volume 11, Number 1 (March 2007)}
    Hon. Secretary, John Dickson, [email protected], Tel.: 1460-241534, Fax: 1460-240028
    Lismore House, Shepton Beauchamp, ILMINSTER, Somerest TA19 0LJ
    or: Roger Porter
    12 Forest Lane, 3245 HILTON, SOUTH AFRICA
    or in the USA: Dr. Guy Dillaway
    P O Box 181, WESTON, MA 02493, USA
    Meetings in London and South Africa

    "The Natal & Zululand Study Circle was established on 21st October 1996 at a meeting on the premises of the Royal Philatelic Society, London at 41 Devonshire Place, London W1. .. to encourage the study of the postal history, postage stamps, revenue stamps and postal stationery of Natal and Zululand during the colonial period and the inter-provincial period which followed. ... In January 2006 a referendum of members decided that in future the society should be known as the Cape & Natal Study Circle "

    "The objects of the society have been extended to cover the Cape of Good Hope, Griqualand West, British Kaffraria and the Transkeian territories in addition to Natal and Zululand. From 2007 the journal will be published under the title of Cape & Natal Philatelic Journal. "

  • Orange Free State Study Circle APS-12
    Publication : Orange Free State Bulletin (Qtr.)
    Sec. (c.2011 PFSA, 2012 APS): Richard Stroud, Tel.: +44 (0)1278-782235, [email protected]
    24 Hooper Close, Burnham-on-the Sea, Somerset TA8 1JQ, England (c.2012)
    28 Oxford Street, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset TA8 1LQ England c.2011
    Old Contact APS c.2005 : Mr. Alan MacGregor (cf.)
    'Kinglets' - 1 Forder's Close - Woodfalls, Salisbury SP5 2QB
    old: www.ofssc.org '404' c.2008
    7 Little Woodfalls Dr, Woodfalls, Salisbury, Wilts. SP5 2NN (c.2000)

  • Transvaal Study Circle PFSA-11
    Secretary: Jeff Woolgar, [email protected]
    PO Box 379, Gravesend, Kent DA12 9EW
    And : Gawie van der Walt, [email protected], Fax : (018) 294-4202
    Tel.: +27 (0)18 294-8027 {Home}, (018) 294-4201, (018) 294-4202 {Work}
    PO Box 20022, Noordbrug 2522, South Africa
    Publication: The Transvaal Philatelist (quarterly)
    (PFSA Data Pg. c.2011)

  • Anglo Boer War Philatelic Society PFSA
    Secretary : PM Prime, [email protected], Tel.: +44(0)1278-782235
    56 Mountway, Waverton, Chester, Cheshire CH3 7QF
    Or : Mr. John Sandilands
    P.O. Box 17212, Groenkloof 0027, South Africa
    Secretary : Mr. Nick Harris, [email protected], Tel. : 01621 858933
    3 Mermaid Way, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5LA
    "Spring and Autumn meetings..
    in London at The Union Jack Club, Waterloo" (Mar, Oct) (Map)
    AGM is at Royal Leamington Spa

  • Bechuanaland & Botswana Philatelic Society
    Travessa, Upper Castle Rd., St. Mawes, Truro, Cornwall TR2 5BZ
    xref: Clubs : Botswana

    cf. Bechuanalands and Botswana Society
    Neville Midwood, UK (any help?)
    (See above)
    old: http://www.netcomuk.co.uk/~midsoft/bbsoc.html '404' c.2012

  • West Africa Study Circle APS-12 {f.1950}, [email protected]*
    Publication : Cameo (Cameo 2) {Qtr.} & a newsletter
    Covering : Ascension / Tristan da Cunha / Gough Is., Cameroons, Gambia,
    Gold Coast / Ghana, Nigeria, St Helena, Sierra Leone, Togo
    Services incl.: journal, auctions, handbooks, library, annual convention
    Contact c.2005: Peter Duggan (Membership Sec.), Tel.: 0118 966 3220
    75 Alexandra Road, READING RG1 5PS
    Or : Frank Walton, [email protected]*, [email protected]
    23 Brook St., Edlesborough, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU6 2JG
    In North America : Jack Ince, Tel.: +1 613 395 1926, [email protected]
    PO Box 858, STIRLING, Ontario K0K 3E0, Canada
    APS Contact c.2012: Dr. Martin P. Bratzel [email protected]
    1233 Virginia Ave., Windsor, ON N8S 2Z1, Canada
    Usually Meets in early March and November @: Royal Philatelic Society, Devonshire Place, London
    Note : Studies include S. Atlantic polar region
    old: ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/frankwalton/homepage.htm
    Old: members.xoom.com/wasc99 ; both '404'

    See also: Somalia

  • Albania Study Circle
    Contact : Sec. Norman Ames, @

  • American Stamp Club of Great Britain APS-12
    Hon. Secretary: Michael D. Simons, [email protected]
    APS Contact c.2012: Mr. William E. Trower, [email protected]
    192 Ferry Road, Hockley, Essex SS5 6JZ, England
    Contact : David Howe, Tel.: 0129 724 311, [email protected]
    Selsea, 4 Eyewall Green, Seaton, Devon EX12 2BW
    Or : Mr. Ernest Malinow, [email protected]
    16 Sutherland Ave., Leeds, West Yorkshire LS8 1BZ

    Cite: Clubs : USA : See Also
    old: homepages.tesco.net/~m.simons
    &: www.delphi.com/stamps/apsascgb.html

  • Andorran Philatelic Study Circle {f. 1974}

    Publication : Valira Torrent (articles online)

    Meets "twice-yearly " (AGM 12 Apr 2008)
    At: Falstaff Hotel, 16-20 Warwick New Road, Leamington Spa
    "..emphasis on informality...as much a social..as serious philately.."
    Contact : D. Hope
    17 Hawthorn Dr., Stalybridge, Cheshire, SK15 1UE
    Hon. Librarian: E. J. Jewell, @ (c.2008)

    xRef : Geo Clubs Index : Andorra
    xRef : Dealers : UK : W. A. Jacques, Philatelist
    old: http://www.chy-an-piran.demon.co.uk/vt5-7/index.htm '404'
    or: www.chy-an-piran.demon.co.uk/ '404'

  • Ascension Study Circle
    Dr Richard Baker, [email protected]
    Greys, Tower Road, Whitstable, Kent CT5 2ER
    Meets annually at the British Philatelic Centre, London (StampEx)
    Publication : Wideawake Journal

  • British Society of Australian Philately (BSAP) @ ABPS,
    BSAP, c/o RPSL, 41 Devonshire Place, London W1G 6JY
    Pres. / Prog. Sec. : Dr. P. G. E. Reid FRPSL, Tel.: 01344 867311
    12 Holly Spring Lane Bracknell Berks RG12 2JL
    Hon Secretary : A. J. Griffiths FRPSL, Tel.: 01923 712384
    31 The Cloisters, Rickmansworth WD3 1HL

    Meetings: 5:30pm+ 2nd Wed (ex Aug), RPSL, London
    & Other Regional meetings (see below)
    Annuals: AGM (May), SWINPEX (Jun), HAMPEX (Oct)

    BSAP - Southern Section: (a couple of times a year)
    At: E Worthing Community Centre, Pages Ln, E Worthing, W Sussex
    Details from Tom Gillespie (Librarian c.2008) - Tel: 01243 826478
    11 Brook Close Bognor Regis West Sussex PO21 5PN
    "We usually meet for lunch at the Half Brick
    on the corner of Ham Road and Brighton Road (A259)."

    BSAP - South West Section : (5 times in 2007/08)
    Attends Show: Ringpex (annual early June)
    Meetings : 2.30 p.m. (16 Feb., 19 Apr. 2008 ..)
    At : Greyfriars Centre,
    44, Christchurch Road, Ringwood , BH24 1DW
    ( 12.30 p.m. at the "Fish Inn" Ringwood for lunch )
    Details from Colin Mount - Tel: 01425 474310

    BSAP - Scottish Section : (5 in 2007/08)
    Further meeting details from David Watson: 01557 820208
    Meetings start at 1.00 pm (Crookfur c.2007/08)
    Except for those in Perth at SCOTEX (Oct) and ASPS Congress (Apr.)

    BSAP - Northern Section :
    Meetings: The Reference Library, Central Library
    The Headrow Leeds at 1.00 p.m.. for 1.30 p.m..
    For meeting details contact Dick Ashdown, Tel: 01132 742814

    BSAP - Wessex Section :
    For meeting details please contact:
    Sid Richards, Tel : 01404 43313
    6 Mathews Close, Honiton, Devon EX14 2WD

  • Austrian Philatelic Society (APS) (Auf Deutsch)
    Publication: AUSTRIA
    Contact: "Officer @ austrianphilately dot com"
    Treasurer: Mrs M J (Joyce) Boyer
    1, Catherines Way, Pinchbeck, Spalding, Lincs. PE11 3YF
    Membership: John Anthony
    47 Hillside, Kingsbury, Tamworth, Staffs B78 2ND
    Or: Andy Taylor, [email protected]
    The society includes London & Manchester Local Groups.
    Note: Several articles online! (c.2002)
    {Formerly: the Austrian Stamp Club of Great Britain (ASCGB)
    and: the Association of Austrian Philatelists (AAP) (prior to 2000.10.15)}
    "... Friendly relationships had been established during 1998 between the AAP, who had continued to hold monthly meetings in London, and the ASCGB. The passage of time and the departure of some older members (along with the happenstance that Dr John Beech was Hon Secretary of both societies) made it possible to address the oddity of there being two Societies in Great Britain with basically identical objectives. After lengthy discussions, the final negotiations being held in Baden bei Wien during WIPA 2000, the re-united Austrian Philatelic Society was created."

  • Belgian Congo Study Circle
    [email protected], Luchgates, Pinfold Hill, Curbar, Calver, Hope Valley S32 3YL
    Publication: BCSC Bulletin
    aka: Studiegroep Belgisch Congo (BCSC)
    "..founded as a British society in 1951/2 .. its membership has expanded and is now international with particular strength from membership in Belgium, USA and the U.K. ..

    The Study Circle has an Expert Committee which is prepared to identify and authenticate Belgian Congo and Ruanda Urundi stamps, postal stationery and items of postal history."

  • Belgian Study Circle
    Publication : Belgapost (3 to 4 per year)
    Show : PHILATEX (known Nov 3, 2007)
    Meets : AGM., Belgian Meetings (usually bi-annual), London Meetings
    Regent's College, London
    (autumn; Nov & winter Jan-Apr; 2nd Sat.; usually)
    or: Annual Weekend Meeting (Sept.) in "a hotel outside of London"
    Contact : Sec./Mr C R Howe, [email protected]
    14 Sandringham Gardens, Fishtoft, Boston, Lincs PE21 9QA

  • Bicycle Stamps Club
    UK Contact: Pres. Brian Sole (c.2004, 2011)
    3 Stockfield Road, Claygate, Esher, Surrey KT10 0QG

  • Bird Stamp Society (f. 1986)
    Publication : Flight (Qtr.)
    Contact : Graham Horsman
    23a East Main Street, Blackburn, West Lothian, EH47 7QR Scotland
    & their Bird Stamp E-mail Group (on YaHOo!)
    Attn: Keith Bowden, [email protected]

  • Canadian Philatelic Society of Great Britain
    Secretary : Paul Woodness, UK, [email protected]
    Or: Mrs. Judith Edwards
    Cyfronydd, Welshpool, Powys, Wales SY21 9ER
    For US/Canada applicants: Leigh Hogg
    PO Box 1000, Waterloo, Ontario N2J 4S1, CANADA
    Publication: Maple Leaves
    Show : Sussex Autumn Convention (known Oct. 2007):
    Show Contact : J M Wright, UK, Tel.: 01323 438964

  • Ceylon Study Circle of G.B.
    website under development c.2010; need data like address etc..
    Area Covered: Ceylon & Maldive Islands. Publication: 'The CS Bulletin'
    See Also: Cancellations on the postage stamps of Ceylon 1857-1892 G. F. Oxley c.1996
    (last known address:
    42 Lonsdale Rd., Cannington, Bridgewater, Somerset TA5 2JS - c.2001)

  • International Chilean Philatelic Society , London (c.2001)
    Publication : Chile News
    2 Prince's Drive, Marple, Storkport SK6 6NJ, UK

  • China Philatelic Society of London
    Publication: Journal of Chinese Philately
    Meets: Monthly meetings are held in London: See website.
    At: Union Jack Club, Sandell Street, London SE1
    Chairman: Tom Horne, [email protected]
    63 West Common, Harpenden, Hertfordshire AL5 2LD
    Secretary CPSL: David W. Sibley, [email protected]
    Oakmead, 63 Colcester Road, Coggeshall, Colchester CO6 1RR
    "The society embraces all aspects of Chinese Philately from the Municipal Posts of Treaty Ports of the last century, through to the present day issues of the People's Republic and Taiwan."

  • Hong Kong Study Circle (HKSC)
    Publication: Hong Kong Study Circle Buletin
    "The Hong Kong Study Circle was founded in 1951 to record and circulate information on the philatelic and postal history of Hong Kong and the Treaty ports. It is U. K.-based and regular meetings are held in London."

    (c.1908) China proper has an area of 1,532,420 square miles, and a population of 407,253,029. The Dependencies have an area of 2,744,750 square miles, and a population of 18,710.000. (
    read more) - The Philatelic Database

  • Civil Censorship Study Group (CCSG)
    Chris Miller (deceased c.2008)
    161 Upper Woodcoto Road, Caversham, Reading, Berkshire RG4 7JR
    In USA: Chuck J. LaBlonde, @AOL
    15091 Ridgefield Lane, Colorado Springs, CO 80921, U.S.A.
    The CCSG caters specifically for collectors with an interest in Civil Censored mail. Specialist collectors of one or more countries or areas who have an interest in censored mail originating in or passing through that country/region will find membership rewarding. Also covered are general collectors of censored mail, often with a military interest.
    When the Civil Censorship Study Group was set up the intention was to fill the gap in the coverage by existing U.K. societies. At that time, the thriving Forces Postal History Society (FPHS), dealt with military mail, forces postmarks and to some extent POW and Internee mail. The "U.S. War Cover Club" (WCC), now "Military Postal History Society (MPHS)", as well as the "Boer War Society" were flourishing too. The German "Arbeitsgemeinschaft Zensurpost" ('translates 'Association of censorship Post') covered both military and civil mail, although the main emphasis of the WCC was on military mail and we exchange information with them.
    In the USA, Dann Mayo and Bill Broderick were already active collectors of civil censored material. To reduce costs they set up a branch of the CCSG for the Americas.
    The CCSG was therefore intended to complement the FPHS and to collect information on the censorship of CIVIL MAIL. Civil mail is mail on which the postage has been paid; most "forces mail" in World War II went post free, although adhesives had to be added for airmail carriage. However, there are many items of mail of forces origin which have military censorship; which then went into the civil mail system: which were pulled out for censorship along with the ordinary civil mail, so that they collected the same handstamps and re-sealing tapes as did civil mail. The C.C.S.G. is APS, American Philatelic Society, Affiliate No. 86, also members of ABPS.
    Founded in 1972, membership is at about 200 c.2008.

  • Cinderella Stamp Club (CSC) ABPS, APS-12
    "There are study groups for WWI, WWII, British Private Post ... and packets for Revenues, Locals, WWI ..."

    APS Contact c.2012: Mr. Francis Kiddle, [email protected]
    Punch Tree House, Reading Road North, Fleet, Hants GU51 4HS, England
    Secretary : Roger Hudson, Tel.: 024 7666 7428
    P.O. Box 712, Coventry, West Midlands CV6 6NF
    Quarterly Publication : The Cinderella Philatelist
    Editorials and Advertisements : P.F. Rogers,
    31 Springfield Road, Bury St., Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3AR
    Or : Fabio Vaccarezza, [email protected], Italy
    (Editor of the Section: Locals of the World)
    Or (in the USA) : Mr. Joseph E. Foley, [email protected]
    P. O. Box 183, Riva, MD 21140-0183, USA

    Cinderella Stamp Club - British Private Post Study Group
    John Holman
    111 Warren Road, Dartford, Kent DA1 1PP
    BPPSG Editor : Roger E. Allen
    146 Headstone Lane, Harrow HA2 6JT

    Cinderella Stamp Club - WWI Study Group
    Chairman : Charles Kiddle
    (Mr. Kiddle is also the CSC's packet secretary c.2002)
    c/o World Poster Stamps, P. O. Box 13, Alton, Hants. GU34 4DW
    WW1 Editor : Alan Jackson
    P.O. Box 11-241, Sockburb, Christchurch, New Zealand

    Cinderella Stamp Club - WW2 Study Group
    Sec./WW2 Ed. : Chris Miller (c.2002)
    161 Upper Woodcote Road, Caversham, Reading RG4 7JR

  • Cyprus Study Circle (CSS) ABPS
    Publication : The Cyprus Circular Post (and a newsletter)
    Contact : Jim Wigmore , @, or: Richard Everett
    29 Diomed Dr, Great Barton, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP31 2TN

  • Czechoslovak Philatelic Society of Great Britain
    Mr. Rex A. Dixon FRPSL, [email protected], [email protected]
    Mr. Ian M. Nickson, Webmstr@
    Publication : Czechout
    Auctions : Peter Williams, Rozpocet@YaHOo!
    PO Box 11825, Solihull, B93 9ZQ
    old: www.cpsgb.freeserve.co.uk

  • The Disinfected Mail Study Circle APS-12
    (Ref. URL; gd c.2012)
    Publication: Pratique (3/yr)
    Contact : V. Denis Vandervelde [email protected], Tel.: +44 181.455.91.90 (c.2007)
    25 Sinclair Grove, London NW11 9JH
    or c.2008: Hans A. Smith, 99 North End Road, London NW11 7TA
    See Also:DMSC, USA
    old: www.stampcircuit.com/Societies/Dmsc/ '404' c.201008

  • Egypt Study Circle
    Publication: The Quarterly Circular (Qtr.)
    Meets (end of Sept. {@ Fall Stampex); see website for 5 others}
    Secretary ESC
    or: c/o Egypt Study Circle
    4 Ravine Court, Meriden Close, Canford Cliffs, Poole, Dorset BH13 7JU
    Covering : Egypt, Gaza ..

  • Ethiopian Collectors Club
    Publication: The Lion
    Contact : Mr. Tom Handley
    Byways, Allerton, Axbridge BS26 2NG
    Covering: Ethiopia, Eritrea..

  • Exhibition Study Group
    Annual two day AGM and Conference (Sept. or Oct. }
    Secretary : Bill Tonkin, @, Tel.: +44 181.777.88.61 (c.2008)
    23 Bramley Way, West Wickham, Kent BR4 9NT
    Contact c.2012: [email protected]
    Membership c.2012: Kenneth Tonkin, ( [email protected])
    "High House" 22 Porthill Road, Shrewsbury SY3 8SA
    The Exhibition Study Group consists of 100+ people who have a wide range of interest from the 1851 Great Exhibition onwards, from the stamps and special postmarks used throughout this period, to advertising stickers, commemorative plates and other crested china ware, medals, post cards, printed ephemera, books, etc. British Exhibitions, including and Philatelic Congress and Exhibitions, attract most attention, but a few members are interested in Foreign Exhibitions. It is truly a vast collecting field, with common items costing a few pence, to rare pieces well into four figures.
    old: http://www.philatelyandpostalhistory.com/ph/clubs/pages/p13.html '404' c.2012

    Forces Postal History Society
    (FPHS) (f.1952)

    Journal (Quarterly)
    Meets: 2pm, 2nd Sat. (except Aug.)
    At: Union Jack Club
    Sandell Street, London SE1 (near Waterloo Station)
    Mem. Sec.: Martin Hopkinson, (c.2008, 2011)
    Trewinney Barton, Mevagissey, ST AUSTELL, Cornwall PL26 6TD
    Hon. Secretary: Michael Dobbs
    52 Leamington Avenue, BROMLEY, Kent BR1 5BL
    or: Keith Tranmer
    100 Ramsgill Drive, Newbury Park, Ilford, Essex IG2 7TP
    Librarian (@): Nick Martin (c.2011), Tel.: 01205 460968
    (website has online catalogues by country, topic & author & a discussion forum c.2011)
    "If you are interested in military postal history then ..."
    See Also: Civil Censorship Study Group

  • Leighton Buzzard Forces Post Office Study Group
    Secretary (c.2006): John Spencer : [email protected]
    Pres. R. Page : Tel. 01525 373869, [email protected]
    "This Group was formed in 1995, initially by a number of members of Leighton Buzzard Philatelic Society who had an interest in matters relating to Military Mail."
    c.2011: "No meetings are held by the Group - but four quarterly Bulletins (£4.00 / year) are published each year. The 'year' runs from September to June .."

    Faroe Islands Study Circle, Sec@, Online Form
    Contact : Norman Hudson, tel: 01244 318156, [email protected]
    28 Enfield Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire CH65 8BY
    Webmaster : Paul Herber, (URL, @) - of Sandrila Ltd.
    Summerstead House, Holly Close, Eversley
    Hampshire RG27 0PH, Tel.: 0118 973 3202
    Publication : "238"
    Shows : ABPS National Philatelic Exhibitions (late Nov. & early May)

  • France & Colonies Philatelic Society (UK)
    Publication: FCPS Journal
    Serivces: Library, Annual London Weekend (Mar.)
    (Quarterly journal from March)
    Meets (London): 6.30pm, last Wed. (& @ Philatex)
    At: Calthorpe Arms, 252 Grays Inn Road, London WC1
    Northern Grp. meets in Leeds on Saturdays
    Southern Group meetings are held in Worthing, also on Saturdays.
    The Wessex Group meetings take place near Salisbury, also on Saturdays.
    General Secretary c.2011: P R A Kelly,
    Malmsy House, Church Road, Leigh Woods, Bristol BS8 3PG
    President c.2011: J C West
    "The Society's library encompasses a wide range of French philately, with more titles added each year. A full list of titles available is distributed to members from time to time, and the list is updated periodically in the Journal. Items are loaned to members by post, but owing to insurance requirements this service is available to UK residents only. "

    Website c.2014.12.18, "The Society's library encompasses an extremely wide range of French philately. Unfortunately, following the death of our Librarian George Barker and no longer having somewhere to store the books in a way that will make them accessible to members, it has been decided to dispose of the whole collection. Later this year a catalogue will be distributed to members offering most of the volumes for sale at a reasonable price."

    (What about gifting or selling it to the British Library??)

    Old: France & Colonies Philatelic Society (G.B.)
    abel.co.uk/~stirrups/FCPS.HTM {unofficial} '404' c.2008

  • Germany & Colonies Philatelic Society (GCPS), @
    15 Curlew Hill, Lancaster Park, Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 3SH
    Alec, [email protected]., is "sales packet manager " c.2007
    This organization has many specialty groups meeting throughout the UK.
    And several Study Groups (see website and below)
    e.g. Third Reich, Danzig, German Seals, Buildings, Postcards, Zeppelin, Stadtposts, Colonies

    Active Study Groups (c.2011):

    Third Reich Study Group
    Meets : (enquire: @gp.org")
    At : The Sekforde Arms, 34 Sekforde Street, London, EC1R 0HA
    ("free introductory copy of the Group News Sheet can be obtained info@")

    Danzig Study Group
    Publication: The Danzig Philatelist (Danzig/Gdańsk philately)
    Contact: Giles du Boulay, Tel. 44 (0)1296 488703, @
    8 Malvern Road, Aylesbury, Bucks., HP20 1QF

    Zeppelin Study Group (Associated) {ZSG}
    Contact: Dieter Leder, Meersburg, Germany - @
    "...the largest international society for zeppelin mail and airship memorabilia collectors!"

    Stadtposts Study Group (Associated)
    "Quarterly journal issued"
    Data needed!; like a contact!

    German Colonies Collectors Group (Associated) {GCCG}
    Also "a Study Group of the Germany Philatelic Society (GPS-11),
    an Associated Group of the GCPS-11 (cf.), and an Affiliate of the APS-12"
    Contact c.2012: Mr. Kevin Doyle [email protected] (cf.)
    5815 Lenox Road, Lisle, IL 60532-3138
    Contact c.2005: J. D. Manville, [email protected]
    P.O. Box 845, Stevens Point, Wisconsin 54481-0845, USA
    Publication : VORLÄUFER, edited by John Kevin Doyle (@) (quarterly)
    The GCCG was founded in 1968, and has been in continuous operation since 1973. We have more than 220 members, principally in the United States, Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom, with members in several other countries. We publish our quarterly journal, VORLÄUFER, in English.
    There are two major study groups for the German Colonies - the Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Sammler deutscher Kolonialpostwertzeichen (based in Germany) (x) and the German Colonies Collectors Group (GCCG), based in the U.S. The GCCG is a Study Group of the Germany Philatelic Society, and an Affiliate of the APS.

    old: www.gps.nu/studygroup/colonies/

    See Also:
    Stadtpost Study Group (of GPS), UK

  • Gibraltar Study Circle
    aka?: Gibraltar Stamp Society (?)
    Publication: THE ROCK
    Mr. D. Brook
    80 Farm Road, Weston Super Mare, Avon BS22 8BD
    eContact: David Stirrups, @dundee

    Great Britain

  • Waterlow Study Circle (Ref. URL)
    Sec. Alan Green, Sec@
    9 Oaker Avenue, West Didsbury, Manchester M20 2XH
    AGM (known Sept. 2002)
    "In 1810 James Waterlow opened a shop in Birchin Lane selling copies of legal documents produced by lithography. The firm printed its first stamps in 1852, for British Guiana..."
    old: www.waterlow.stamps.org.uk/ '404' c.201206

  • British Decimal Stamps Study Circle (defunct)
    99 Clay Bottom, Eastville, Bristol BS5 7HB, UK (last known address)
    See: 'Modern British Philatelic Circle'

  • Great Britain Decimal Stamp Book Study Circle (GB DSB SC)
    3 Buttermere Close, BRIERLEY HILL, West Midlands, DY5 3SD
    (last known address but has disbanded...and joined to:)
    See: Modern British Philatelic Circle

    Modern British Philatelic Circle

    Publication: The Bookmark' Journal (6/yr; 1st produced by GB DSB SC since 1971)
    Contact : Sec. : Tony Wilkins, tony@, Tel.: 01384 891373
    3 Buttermere Close, BRIERLEY HILL, West Midlands DY5 3SD
    Meetings : Usually 3 per year in the South East and in Birmingham.
    Postal auctions are held six times per year,
    and each auction features material from a few different collecting areas.

    Inaugurated Jan. 1, 2006 as the result of a merger between the Great Britain Decimal Stamp Book Study Circle and the British Decimal Stamps Study Circle. (in red above)
    Publisher of The Bookmark' Catalogue / Self - adhesive Stamp Books c.2005
    Douglas Myall’s periodic Machin updates, the Deegam Reports, are sent to all members. . .

    British Postmark Society (Alt URL)

    Secretary : John Strachan, E-mail-1 E-mail-2
    12 Dunavon Park, Strathaven ML10 6LP
    Publication : BPS Journal (formerly BPS Quarterly Bulletin)
    Show : StampEx (known Mar 2008; incl their AGM), London
    "The Society currently has some 230 members, the majority in the UK but some resident overseas. We operate 2 circulating packets, hold 2 postal sales or auctions per year, and publish the quarterly BPS Journal containing articles about British postal markings, both current and past. Publications are available on loan from the BPS library, and the society publishes books of reference on various topics connected with postal markings."

    Association of Great Britain First Day Cover Collectors {f. 1994}}

    Publication : First Day Coverage (bimonthly newsletter)
    Secretary: Terry Barnett, Tel.: 0151 486 2610
    7 Mackets Lane, Hunts Cross, Liverpool, L25 0QA
    London Pub Meetings :
    4p.m. on "a Saturday afternoon every other month"
    At : The Ship and Shovel, Craven Passage, London WC2
    Contact : Richard Park at: E-mail
    Bristol Pub Meetings : 12 noon on 1st Sundays
    At : Kellaway Arms, Kellaway Avenue, Henleaze, Bristol, BS6
    Contact : Trevor Jones, Telephone 0117 931 2692, or via E-mail
    old: www.metronet.co.uk/gbfdc/ '404' c.2008

    Cite : Specialized Collecting: FDC's
    Cite : Clubs : Topical Index : FDC's

  • King George VI Collectors Society
    Meetings : 23 Feb. 2008, 26 Apr. 2008, 6 Sept 2008
    Union Jack Club, Sandell Street, Waterloo, London SE1 8UJ
    close to Waterloo and Waterloo East Stations. in London
    Publication : Geosix
    Editor : F.R. Huxley FRPSL
    56 Waterloo Avenue, Leiston, Suffolk IP16 4HE
    Mem. Sec. : J. Shaw M.B.E. FRPSL
    Contact : F. R. Lockyer (Pres.)
    98 Albany, Manor Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 3EW

    xRef : Topical Clubs Index : King George

    The Letter Box Study Group

    Contact: "Enquires": Andrew R. Young
    38 Leopold Avenue, BIRMINGHAM B20 1ES UK
    E-mail: [email protected]
    Data via e-mail from Andrew c.2008 who notes, "I certainly remember that a few years ago there was some lively discussion in our Group about whether we should embrace the internet at all, given that our interest focusses on letter boxes and all things postal!"

    Machin Collectors Club
    "Launched in 1995 the MCC has now enrolled over 1,600 members, with members all over the world." (c.2008; 1,800 by 2012)
    Contact/Sec. : Melvyn Philpott, @, Tel.: +44 (0) 1263 733586 {mobile: 7am-9am}
    8 Jannys Close, Aylsham, Norfolk NR11 6DL
    Meetings : 2 per year (w/dealers in attendence & an acution)
    At : Dunchurch (in the 'Village Hall'; just south of Rugby)
    Shows :Rugby (2 per yr. 1 known Apr 22, 2007) cf. Meetings
    Publishes: Stoneham Great Britain Stamp Catalogue (pocket size)
    & QEII Definitives Specialised Catalogue (due out Apr 22, 2007)

    See Also:
    Sutton Stamps
    Their online commerical ventrue. (c.2012)

    "Sutton Stamps is the latest addition to the services offered by the Machin Collectors Club. It is not only a virtual online catalogue, but also offers a rapidly expanding range of collectibles from (eventually) 1840 to date. Launched in October 2010, the range of products offered is gradually expanding and has already found a band of loyal supporters who now enjoy the excellent service offered coupled with very competitive prices and fast - and economical - delivery. Have a look for yourself . . ."
    MachinMania.com (A division of GBStamps.com: Resources & Articles)
    Modern British Philatelic Circle (above)

  • Great Britain Overprints Society (@) APS-05 (f.1974)
    Mr. Francis E. Kiddle, RDP, @, Tel.: 01251 613 881, Fax: 01251 810 766 (c.2005)
    Punch Tree House, Reading Road, North Fleet, Hants, GU51 4HS
    Sec/Trea.(c.2003) : Mr. Tony Stanford, PO Box 2675, Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 9ZN

  • Smaller Channel Islands Philatelic Society
    Old Tithe Hall, Start Hill, Bishops Stortford, Herts CM22 7TF

  • Lundy Collectors Club
    Secretary: Stanley Newman
    93 Montpelier Rd, Brighton, Essex BN1 3BE, UK
    Journal: The New Puffin Journal (tri-annual)

    See Also :
    The Great Britain Philatelic Society

  • Greek Airposts Society
    Publication: THE AIRPOST OF GREECE 1912-1991
    125 Lingfield Avenue, Port Talbort SA12 6PX, England

    Hellenic Philatelic Society of Great Britain, @ {f. 1960}
    (Ελληνική Φιλοτελική Εταιρεία Μεγάλης Βρετανίας), @
    Meets : 2pm (20 May, 2 Sept, 18 Nov {AGM}, 2006)
    At : Victory Services Club, 63/79 Seymour Street, London W2 2HF
    20 Merlynn Devonshire Placa, Eastbouth BN21 4AQ (c.2007)
    9 Bloxham Rd., Cranleigh, Surrey GU6 7GY (c.2001)

    Helvetia Philatelic Society of Great Britain
    (HPSGB) {f. 1946 }
    57 Ware Road, Hoddesdon, Hertsfordshire EN11 9AB
    Meets : 6.30pm, 1st Sat.
    At : Rm B328, 3rd Fl., Macmillan House, Paddington Station, London
    other meetings in various regions of the UK - groups below
    & Annual : National Meeting (known 19-20 Apr 2008)
    & At : Charlecote Pheasant Hotel, Charlecote, London
    (near Stratford upon Avon)
    Contact : General Secretary : Peter Vonwiller, @ , 01296 621159

    Helvetia Philatelic Society of GB - Northern Group YPA-11
    Meets : 2pm, 1st Saturday
    At : Canteen, Corporation Mill (cf. J & C Joel Ltd. ), (Map)
    Corporation Street, Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire HX6 2QQ (c.2011 YPA)
    & Annual : National Meeting (April)
    Contact : Sec. (c.2006, 2011), Mr. D. Hope, Tel.: 0161 3030091 @

    Helvetia Philatelic Society of GB - Southern Group
    Meets : 10:30am - 4pm, 1st Sat
    At : Clovelly Hotel, Main phone: 01722 322055
    17-19 Mill Road, Salisbury SP2 7RT (Map)
    & Annual : National Meeting (April)

  • India Study Circle for Philately
    c/o Dr. W.F. Fincham, @, Tel.: 020 88028346
    10 Vallis Way, Ealing, London, W13 0DD
    At: Marymount College, 22a Brownlow Mews, London
    Contact: Membership Secretary, @
    PO Box 145, High Wycombe, Bucks HP14 4PX (c.2008)
    In USA:
    John Warren, @ (c.2006)
    P. O. Box 7326, Washington, DC 20044, USA

  • Indian Ocean Study Circle
    Publication: "IO"
    K. B. Fitton, 50 Firlands, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 0HR
    or: Field Acre, Hoe Benham, Newbury, Berks RG20 8PD, UK (old?)
    Specialty: Islands of Western Indian Ocean including Mauritius, Reunion, Comoros, Madagascar, Seychelles

    See also: India used in Somaliland, Aden ..

  • Holyland Philatelic Society (HPS-BAPIP)
    (formerly The British Association Of Palestine-Israel Philatelists)
    Publication: BAPIP Bulletin
    Published (nominally) twice p.a., latest edition: no. 158 (2008). Index c.2009.
    Contacts: David Smith, @, 25 Matford Ave., Exeter, EX2 4PL (c.2009)
    &: Alan Tunkel, @, 3 Stone Bldgs., Lincoln's Inn, London, WC2A 3XL (c.2009)
    21 High Meadows, Chigwell, Essex IG7 5JY (c.2001)

  • Israel-Judaica Stamp Club
    E-mail (c.2009)
    Publication(s): Israel Judaica Collector (old?: ISRAEL JUDAICA JOURNAL)

  • Judaica Thematic Society, @, (Judaica on stamps)
    (SIP Study Group) SIPsg-09
    (Judaica Study Unit of the Amer. Topical Assoc. since 2007) ATA-09
    Bi-monthly Publication: Judaica News; Electronic only, free to members.
    Contact: Gary Goodman, E-Mail (c.2009)
    26 Dunbabin Road, Liverpool L15 6XN, England
    Telephone +44 (0)7957 160339 or +44 (0)151-722-4920
    "...we are purely a free society with no membership fees..." c.2009

    The SIP says, "This group was formed towards the end of 2005 and caters to the collector of Judaica Themed stamps from all over the world, excluding Israel. After all, "Israel is Judaica - but Judaica is not Israel." The society is affiliated as a Study Unit to the American Topical Association.

    So far there are 58 members with another 12 who are not collectors, but just interested in keeping up to date with the theme. Members are spread across the globe: UK, France, USA and Israel to name a few.

    Membership is free and there is a monthly "chatty" newsletter sent by email. Advertising is also completely free in the newsletter." (SIP c.2009)

    Hungarian Philatelic Society of Great Britain
    {f. 1953} (HPSGB)
    Meets At : Rycote Wood College, Thame, Oxfordshire
    Publication : Stamps of Hungary (Quarterly from Mar.)

    [email protected]

    Ring: Mervyn Benford, Tel.: 01295 780225
    Or Contact : Mem. Sec. :
    David Williams, Tel.: 01242 241018 (c.2003), Gen. Soc. E-mail
    46 Collum End Rise, Cheltenham, Glos GL53 0PB
    An Information Service is available to everybody (not just HPSGB members!) with any question related to Hungarian philately. This service is completely free of charge.

    old: www.hpsgb.net '404' c.2012
    &: http://www.btinternet.com/~simontrill/Info_service_Test.htm '404' c.2012
    &: www.stampdomain.com/hungary '404' c.2007

  • Iran Philatelic Study Circle ABPS @
    In the UK:
    Mr. B. Lucas, @
    99 Moseley Wood Drive, Leeds, LS16 7HD
    In the USA: APS-12
    c.2012: Mr. Behruz Nassre, [email protected]
    PMB 173 - 1819 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA

    Publication: IPSC Bulletin ("..the journal of record of Iranian philately."
    Issued 4-5 times a year. The American Chapter, in addition, issues a newsletter several times a year. The American Chapter's Newsletter provides opportunities for members and dealers to place free advertisements.
    Repositories. Copies of the IPSC Bulletin, our Catalogue, and American Chapter Newsletters are also available to the public from the following two philatelic repositories in the United States:

    American Philatelic Society Research Library (APRL)
    P. O. Box 8000, State College, Pennsylvania 16803, USA

    Postal History Foundation Research Library
    P. O. Box 40724, Tucson, Arizona 85717-0725, USA

  • Irish Philatelic Circle
    Secretary: Ray How, ray.how@btinternet.
    Editor/ webmaster: Stan Challis, challis@cwgsy., +44-1481-724486
    (office 242233/ fax 249233)
    Roskelly, Brock Road, St Peter Port, Guernsey
    Journal: Irish Philately (quarterly)
    The society covers collectors of Irish material based in UK, Ireland and further afield; prospective new members should contact the secretary in the first instance.
    Regular meetings in London – contact the Southern area secretary:
    Peter Wood, Tel.: 020 8743 3348, peter.wood95@btinternet.
    21 Loftus Road, London W12 7EH, UK
    old: www.geocities.com/TimesSquare/Corridor/1290/ipc.html '404'
    older: www.philatelic.cwc.net '404'

    'Isreal' - See: Holylands

  • Italy and Colonies Study Circle (GB) {f.1974} APS-12
    Publication : Fil-Italia {Qtr.}
    Meets quarterly in London
    At: Union Jack Club,, Sandell Street, London, SE1 8UJ
    Dates for 2008: 5th April*, 21st June, 4th Oct, 13th Dec
    *(originally announced as 29th March) "4 times per year"
    Known dates for 2012: 24th March, 30th June, 29th September & 8th December
    1pm for viewing auction lots, with the meeting proper starting at 2pm
    Contact c.2005, 2012 : Richard Harlow, harlowlr@gmail., l.r.harlow@btinternet.
    7 Duncombe House, 8 Manor Road, Teddington, Middlesex, TW11 8BG

  • Malaya Study Group (Alt URL)
    Publication: The Malayan Philatelist (& a newsletter)
    Meets: Monthly in London except Feb., July & Aug. see website.; some regional meetings too.
    At: Spinks Auction Rooms, 69 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury (c.2008)
    For meetings in Scotland and N. of England : Contact: Iain Dyce, +44 (0)141 357-0564
    Secretary c.2012: Mr Dominic Morris CBE, [email protected]
    Membership: Mr David Tett, [email protected]
    PO Box 34, Wheathampstead, Herts AL4 8JY
    Web Director: Nick Hackney, [email protected], Tel./Fax: +44 (0)208 876 7567
    In the US or Canada: Stephen Schuman, [email protected]
    "The Malaya Study Group website was originally created by the late John Morgan, to whom we are indebted for his pioneering dedication to the Group. "
    old: 12 Lisa Court, Downsland Road, Basingstoke, Hants, RG21 8TU, UK
    old: ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/morgan_bow/msg.htm
    & home.freeuk.net/johnmorgan/msg.htm (alter ego/ forwards to m-s-g.org.uk c.2012)

  • Netherlands Philatelic Circle ABPS
    Journal: The Netherlands Philatelist (3/year)
    Newsletter, also published three times a year
    Contact c.2009, 2012: Secretary: Paul McGowan, Tel: +44 (0)1698 426289
    [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
    50 Laburnum Lea, Hamilton, Lanarkshire ML3 7LZ, Scotland
    Former Sec. c.2006: Peter Hardie, +44 (0)1823 666371
    1 Seymour Street, Wellington, Somerset TA21 8JT, England
    The NPC was originally formed in Glasgow in 1946, has an extensive Library of over 400 items, comprising books, magazines, research papers and the like, in both English and Dutch, holds auctions of postal history and literature and sends packets, although in the UK only, As well as the Netherlands, we cover her former colonies (Netherlands East Indies, Netherlands New Guinea, Netherlands Antilles, Suriname) and Indonesia.

    Our members get together in the spring every year for a week-end Congress at varying locations in the UK, to meet one another face-to-face, for displays and discussions, an auction and a bourse. . . . We also hold regional meetings to coincide with leading fairs such as Philatex, Midpex and Scotex, and groups of members occasionally visit the Netherlands for major events.

  • New Zealand Society of Great Britain ABPS, NZPF, MPF {f. 1952}
    Publication : The Kiwi
    Main Meetings: Saturdays starting at 2pm
    At: The Union Jack Club, Sandell Street, London SE1
    Also comprises (c.2012):
    Northern Group: Secretary: Jack Lindley
    Midland Group: Organiser: Vacant
    Scottish Group: Organiser: Ken Andison
    Western Group: Organiser: Vacant
    "All meetings are notified in The Kiwi."
    General Sec. c.2012, Keith Collins, [email protected], Tel.: 0208 657 4566
    Contact Tel.: +44 181 657 4566 (c.2010 NZPost; see 'Gen. Sec.')
    13 Briton Crescent, Sanderstead, Surrey CR2 0JN
    Library Liaison Officer c.2012: Michael Wilkinson, [email protected]
    old Contact/webmaster : Robert Clark, Scotland, [email protected]
    old: www.cs.stir.ac.uk/~rgc/nzsgb ; forwards c.201201

  • Oriental Philatelic Association of London (OPAL)
    Publication : The OPAL Journal
    "only one regular meeting – the Annual General Meeting – held in the late spring, usually in London.
    In recent years locally organised meetings have been held in the UK and USA."
    President : Bill Robertson, [email protected] (c.2000) - (deceased 6th October 2011)
    Contact : Nicos & Hilary Constantopoulos, [email protected] c.2008
    c/ Cosmos Stamps, P.O. Box 7, Heswall, Wirral, Cheshire CH61 3YA
    Tel.: +44 (0)151 648 5777, Fax: +44 (0)151 648 5777
    Attends Show : Philatex (known 21-23 Feb 2008)
    old: old: maki.simplenet.com/cgm/tnet/opal/opal50th.htm
    &: www.tughranet.f2s.com/opal/opal50th.htm
    older: netexpress.net/~cmaki/tughra/opalpage.htm

  • Pacific Islands Study Circle (PISC) APS-12
    PISC Secretary : [email protected], [email protected]
    Publication: Pacifica (Qtr.)
    Contact c.2005, 2012: John D. Ray, [email protected]
    24 Woodvale Ave., London SE25 4AE

    "We have almost 400 members around the world who receive our magazine, Pacifica, four times per year, plus our postal auction list through which members can dispose of their surplus material. ...

    Our Group Leaders live in Australia, Canada, France, French Polynesia, Great Britain, Sweden and the USA. Focus is on "the smaller Pacific islands. Christmas and Cocos (Keeling) islands in the Indian Ocean are also covered."
    See Also: Show : (1st weekend in July attends) Midpex

    old: dspace.dial.pipex.com/jray/pisc.html

  • Kiribati & Tuvalu Philatelic Society (Alt URL)
    Publication: KI-TU NEWS
    Contact: Mike Shaw, [email protected] (former member of PISC above - deceased c.2011/2012)
    88 Stoneleigh Avenue, Worcester Park, Surrey KT4 8XY
    old: members.nbci.com/_XOOM/tuvaluonline/stamps/ktps-news.htm ; '404' 9/2001

  • Papuan Philatelic Society APS-12
    Publication: Papua New Guinea Calling (Qtr.)
    Contact c.2000: Andrew Loughran c/o
    45a Main Street, Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4BX, Scotland
    Contact for North (London) & South of England:
    Secretary c.2012: Mr Derek Ashton, ph: 01752 360 551
    71 Lowerside, Ham, Plymouth PL2 2HU
    Treasurer: Mr M. J. Garwood, 129 Pickhurst Rise, West Wickham, Kent, BR4 0AG
    In the USA c.2005, 2012 APS: Steven G. Zirinsky (cf.), [email protected]
    P. O. Box 230049, New York, NY 10023-0001, USA

    The Perfin Society (f. 1957)

    AKA : The Perfin Society of Great Britain
    AKA : Precancel Stamp Society of Great Britain
    AKA : The British Perfin Society (name via Stamps FAQ)
    Founded to study PERFINS, primarily on GB stamps, "The original title was 'GB Perfin Study Group'. At the end of 1963 it became 'Security Endorsement & Perfin Society of GB'. At the London meeting in November 1983 it was decided that the title 'The Perfin Society' be adopted."
    Meets : "Twice a year" : Next Date: Saturday 3rd November 2012 (provisionally, to be confirmed)
    Time: 12pm - 5pm ("The meetings are informal and all are welcome.")
    Venue: Young Chelsea Bridge Club, 32 Barkston Gardens, London, SW5 0EN
    Publication : The Perfin Society Bulletin (6/year)
    Contact (c.2011, 2012) Sec.: Steve Steere, [email protected]
    Contact (c.2000): "Paardeberg," West End, Marazion, Cornwall TR17 0EH
    Contact : (c.2001): 42 Westville Road, Thames Ditton, Surrey, KT7 0UJ
    old: members.aol.com/perfins/perfsoc.htm
    "Starting in 1961 with just 15 items, the society now maintains an extensive library of several thousand books, articles and periodicals from around the world. Every item is given a unique 4-digit library number.

    The library also now holds various documents which were saved by the Society when the J. Sloper & Co. works were closed in the 1990s. The firm invented the perfin process - see our FAQ page for more information."

  • Polar Postal History Society of Great Britain (PPHSGB) (f. 1952, e. 300)
    Publication : Polar Post (Quarterly)
    "...from Arctic to Antarctic plus Tristan da Cunha." (and surrounding areas)
    Seems to attend Swinpex, MidPex, Philatex
    Autum Event : Every Two (2) Years +-: A Residential Weekend (for members)
    Next one: 16-18 September 2011 - The Royal Cambridge Hotel,
    Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1PY
    Main Weekend Theme “Antarctic & Polar Base Mails”
    (Note - This does not exclude other Postal History - or even a few stamps!)
    Secretary: Robert Hurst [email protected]
    Contact: Mr. Robert F McMillan, Tel.: 01482 840836, [email protected]
    46 New Village Road, Cottingham, East Yorkshire HU16 4NA
    Note: See Also: West Africa Study Circle (which includes S. Atlantic polar issues)

  • Society for Polish Philately, @
    ('Stowarzyszenie Polskiej Filatelistyki W.Brytanii')
    Publication: Dylizans (quarterly)
    PZF: Data Page
    Another: PZF: Data Page (they treat them like they're seperate ?)
    Meets : 4pm, 3rd Sun.
    At : Polish White Eagle Club, Tel.: +44 (020) 8672 17 23
    Hamilton House, 211 Balham High Road, London SW17 7BQ
    Contact : Jan Korzeniowski, Tel.: +44 (0)1322 273072, @-1, @-2
    30 Watling St., Dartford, Kent DA1 1RF
    Or : Alan Blunt, Tel.: +44 (0)1600 714847
    (issues newsletter), write via : Polish White Eagle Club (above)
    Old data:
    AKA : Polish Philatelic Society
    & : Society "of" Polish Philately in Great Britain
    aka?: 'Polish Philatelic Society in Great Britain' ?
    92 Vartry Road, London, N15 6HA, England
    13 Auden Close, Osbaston, Monmouth, Gwent, NP 3NG, England

    cf. Society for Polish Philately in Great Britain (x)
    (listed as 'another' above) PZF: Data Page
    "Polish Philatelic Federation in Gt. Britain"

  • Portuguese Philatelic Society (GB) {f. 1962}
    Publication: THE BULLETIN (quarterly)
    7 Carisbrooke Ave., Mapperley Park, Nottingham NG3 5DT
    Secretary : swan@bto (c.2008), Webmaster, João Paulo Cota, joao_cota@hotmail (c.2008-12)
    PPS Discussion Board available (c.2008, 2012)
    Annual Summer Meeting (known 25 June 2006, 27 June 2010)
    PPS AGM 2011: 18-20th March 2011
    March 2012, "The Portuguese Philatelic Society completes 50 years in existence this year! To celebrate this great milestone, we are having our AGM in Portugal as we do on a 5 year cycle, this time in Porto, the town of our current president Prof Isabel Vieira. "

  • The Postal History Society (cf.)
    "Devoted to all aspects of postal history."
    Publication : Postal History {Qtr.}
    Secretary : Norman Higson, [email protected].
    P.O. Box 999, Cheltenham GL50 9GA
    Meeting venues/days vary; known 2008 : Jan, Apr, Jun, Sept, Oct*
    (* AGM : Fownes Hotel, Worcester 10-12 Oct 2008)
    "Application requires signatures of two (2) referees."
    (e.g. Chairmen of a society or philatelic traders)

    cf. Society of Postal Historians, (same?; c.2000+-)
    1st Floor, 1 Dundas St., Huddersfield HD1 1LE

    & : Postal History Society (G.B.) , c/o: Gunnesbury House,
    22 Watling Street Rd., Fulwood, Preston, Lancaster PR2 8DY

    See Also:
    º Clubs : Topical Index : Postal History : UK
    º Philatelic History Society (data circa 1999?, any help?)
    Hunters Lodge, Cottesmore Rd., Ashwell, Oakham, Leics. LE15 7LJ, UK

  • The Postal Order Society APS-12
    Wikipedia entry (see 'forum' below)
    Publication: Postal Order News (Qtr.)
    c/o Mal Tedds, Tel.: 01249 659599, [email protected]
    24 Whitworth Road, Chippenham, Swindon, Wiltshire SN15 3QS
    Meets At: World Paper Money Fair, TUC Centre
    Congress House, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS
    USA Contact c.2005, 2012: Mr Jack Harwood, jharwood2@comcast., Tel.: (941) 744-5226?
    P. O. Box 32015, Sarasota, FL 34239, USA
    OR: "Please direct all enquiries via the forum manager, using the email facilites in the "memberlist" menu at the top of this page."

    ". . . Many of the facets of stamps can be found in Postal Orders. There are perfins, which have perforated date-stamps and were issued as football payments; overprints and surcharges; watermark varieties, including sideways and reversed; machine issued; errors; commemoratives; booklets and legal tender issues relating to the first weeks of both World Wars. . . ."

  • British Rail Philatelic Society
    (Western Region - Cardiff)
    Contact : Martin Taylor, Tel.: 029 2075 2270
    Meets At : Bethel Baptist Church
    Whit-church, Cardiff

  • Railway Philatelic Group (RPG)
    Publication: Railway Philately
    Meets : 1st Wednesdays (afternoons) & 3rd Tuesdays (evenings)
    At: Constitutional Club (Ladies Room), Broad Street, Spalding, Lincs
    Membership Secretary : Fred W. Taylor, @
    5 Garth Lane, Widdrington, Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 5EN

  • British Railway Postcard Collector's Circle
    Tony Harden, 19 Arbery Way, Arborfield, Reading, Berks RG2 9FG
    28 Birch Road, Burghfield Common, READING, Berks. RG7 3LX, UK
    www.btinternet.com/~f.j.wilson/page3.htm '404' c.2008

  • T.P.O. & Seapost Society (@)
    Chairman/webmaster c.2012: Julian H. Jones, [email protected], 01794 514902, URL (cf.)
    Treasurer c.2012: Geoff Ellerton, 26 Wexfenne Gardens, Woking, GU22 8TX, UK
    old: www.mailbyrail.com/tposea.htm
    41 Paxton Gardens, Woking, Surrey GU21 5TS

    Rail - See Also Railroad Wreck Study Group

  • Telegraph & Telephone Study Circle
    PO Box 62, York, N. Yorkshire Y01 1YL

  • The Thailand Philatelic Society
    Publication: Thai Times
    c/ Rory Morrisey, [email protected] (c.2010)
    25 Alwins Field, Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 2UF, UK
    Geoff Farrier, 260 Bannerdale Rd, Sheffield SI1 9FE, UK (c.2007)
    Stephen Parker, [email protected] (c.2002)
    old: www.btinternet.com/~saptps/ '404'

  • Revenue Society of Great Britain (cf.)
    53a High St., Whitwell, Hitchen, Herts SG4 8AJ

  • Rhodesian Study Circle APS-12
    Secretary (c.2011): Miss Anita McCullough, [email protected]
    19 Lister Rd, Leytonstone, London E11 3DS, UK
    Fax: 0044 2085 187097
    Meets regularly at different venues. For details contact Secretary.
    USA Contact c.2012: Mr. William R. Wallace, [email protected]
    P. O. Box 16381, San Francisco, CA 94116

    (via PFSA: Data Pg. c.201109)
    old: 71 Keswick Drive, Lightwater, Surrey GU18 5XE

  • British Society of Russian Philately ABPS
    Publication : British Journal of Russian Philately
    Meets at Union Jack Club, London (AGM & auction late Oct.)
    Anatoly Kiryushkin
    Ashton House, Ashton Keynes, Swindon, Wilts SN6 6NX
    Regionals contact : Leonard Tann, [email protected]
    Show : Midpex 2001 Held on 30th June from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
    Midpex is the UK's specialist societies show was attended by the BSRP.
    649 0202: George Henderson {President}. Founded in 1936 to study philatelic and postal matters connected with past and present Russia.
    home.nestor.minsk.by/ph/society/bsrp '404' c.2008

  • Sarawak Specialists' Society ABPS, APS-12
    Publication: The Sarawak Journal {Qtr.}
    Dr. Jon Higgins, The Stone House, 31 Grimston Road
    South Wootton, King's Lynn PE30 3HT Norfolk
    In USA c.2005, 2012: Stu Leven, [email protected]
    4031 Samson Way, San Jose, CA 95124-3733, USA
    (studies incl.: Brunei, Labuan and North Borneo)
    old: home.freeuk.net/johnmorgan/sss.htm
    older: ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/morgan_bow/sss.htm

  • Scandinavia Philatelic Society NFF-06
    Meets : various - including 'regional' events
    Mostly At : The Swedish Church, Tel.: +44 (0)20 7723 5681
    6 Harcourt Street, Marylebone, London W1H 4AG
    Publication : Scandinavian Contact
    Secretary : Brian Hague, Tel.: +44 (0) 1962 863 501
    Rosebery House, Westminster Gate, Winchester, Hampshire SO22 4LN
    Or the President : Roger Partridge, [email protected] , Tel.: +44 (0)20 8390 2907
    6 Rydens Court; 43 Adelaide Rd, Surbiton KT6 4TG
    Olga Ellis, Faircroft, Summers Ln, Hurtmore, Godalming, Surrey GU7 2RR
    "We have reached a new mile stone here in June (2012). Two of our members, John Salmon and John Thomlinson have broken new grounds by publicising 5 years of research into the 32 million Norway 20 øre posthorn stamp printed from 1886 onwards (NK 53 for the initiated)

    The Norwegian post office wore out 8 plates and many reprints on top of that before the issue was taken out of circulation and identifying each and every type has taken some work. However, by using a computer to magnify the stamp, nuances can be positively identified and this is (what) math and high powered scanners are for!

    . . . the webmasters article “Micro writing on Danish stamps(cc) has shown that; What Mr Salmon and Mr Thomlinson have done is to compare prints and what is more: The article which is featured here (cc) . . . "

    old: www.pherber.com/sps/sps.html ; forwards 5/2002; Root OK!
    old: www.pherber.com/sps.html ; forwards 5/2002
    old: www.netlink.co.uk/users/pherber/sps/sps.html '404' c.2008

  • Association of Scottish Philatelic Societies, The (ASPS)

  • Scottish Philatelic Society ASPS-12 (f. 1893)
    Meets: 2nd Tuesdays from September to April at 7:00p. (c.2012)
    At: St. John's Church hall, +44 (0)131 229 7565
    Princes Street (entrence on Lothian Road), Edinburgh EH2 4BJ
    Secretary c.2012: Ian Anderson, [email protected]
    Secretary c.2006: Eric Mason, Tel.: +44 (0)131 443 2636
    19 Allan Park Drive, Edinburgh EH14 1LW
    This club is "the oldest in Scotland, also has a library, an exchange packet, a newsletter, and a reference forgery collection."

    "The society, the first in Scotland, originally began as the Briefmarken-Sammler-Verein zu Edinburgh und Leith on 4th November 1893 ..."

    (ASPS Data Pg.)
    old: www.stamp-shop.com/societies.html#sps '404' c.2008

  • Scottish Postal History Society (SPHS) {f. 1978}
    Publication : The Scottish Post (Qtr.)
    Contact : Terry Woods (eBay ID: terencestamp) (SPHS Founder, Editor@)
    Hamilton, Scotland
    Secretary@ : Mr. Ken Norris, Lanarkshire ML3 9UT
    Webmasters : Willie King and Rex Clark (or @; c.2012)
    old: 30 Luss Brae, Hamilton, Lanarkshire ML3 9UT, Scotland
    Meetings "include Winter (February) and Autumn (October) meetings at Dunblane... Annual Conference and AGM Weekend is held in the early Spring .. ...usually in Perth, Ayr Crieff in recent years. It will be held in Ayr in 2007. " Two of our Three Auctions are postal, the 3rd @ the AGM is also 'Live'&'Postal'.

    Want to circulate an Email to all SPHS Members...

  • Scout and Guide Stamps Club IFSCO-12, SOSSI-12
    Publication: The SGSC Bulletin
    Meets: Baden-Powell House, Tel.: +44 (0)20 7590 6909
    65-67 Queen's Gate, , South Kensington, London SW7 5JS (c.2008)
    Rooms have been booked at Philatex,
    The Lawrence Hall, Royal Horticulture Society Hall, 80 Vincent Square, Victoria, London SW1P 2PE.
    This is within easy walking distance of St. James Park Underground Station. Entrance is free and there are the stands to look at as well.

    Saturday, 21 April 2012: Annual General Meeting: 12.45 - 14.45

    Saturday, 3 November 2012: Committee Meeting: 12.45 - 13.15, Open Meeting: 13.15 - 14.45

    Membership Sec. : Tim Reed, Membership@, SGSC E-Mail
    10 Falconwood Close, Fordingbridge, Hampshire SP6 1TB
    Tel.: +44 1425 650961
    300+ members from 30 countries; offers them auctions and a sales service.
    old: home.san.rr.com/rsfhome/sgsc.htm '404'

  • Spanish Main, The (Covering 'Latin America')
    Brian Moorhouse, URL, @, @2
    Tel: +44(0)1733 268708, fax: +44 (0) 1733-262838
    P.O. Box 105, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE3 9TQ, England
    Journal : MAINSHEET ; occasional


  • Society of Olympic Collectors FIPO
    Publication : Torch Bearer
    Write : 258 Torrisholme Rd., Lancaster LA1 2TU

  • Cricket Philatelic Society More...
    Publication: Wickets (Quarterly)
    Pres. (c.2009): Mel-Brown (a stamp designer too)
    11 Weppons, Ravens Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, BN43 5AW, England
    or c/o: Derek Gallimore
    30 Pinewoods Avenue, Hagley, Stourbridge West Midlands, DY9 0JF, England
    or c/o: David Kirby's Sportsworld
    PO Box 61, Mount Eliza, Vic 3930, Australia

  • The Postal Stationery Society
    Publication: The PS Journal
    Meets: 4th Sat. 10:30am-4:00pm (known Mar 24 2012, Oct 27 2012)
    {AGM: (known 25 Oct. 2008)}
    At: Royal Philatelic Society (cf.)
    41 Devonshire Place, London W1G 6JY
    Secretary c.2008-2012: Colin Baker, Tel.: +44 (0)1985 840033
    4 Greenhill Gardens, Sutton Veny, Warminster, BA12 7AY Wilts
    Lars Engelbrecht, le@postalstationery.dk, or: [email protected]
    c.2001: c/o David Taylor Smith
    23 Britannia Road, Norwich, Norfolk NR1 4HP
    "For Collectors of Postal Stationery Worldwide - No Matter What Their Area of Interest"
    Old: www.postalstationery.free-online.co.uk/ '404' c.2008

  • British Thematic Association
    (BTA) ATA-02
    Publication: Themescene (quarterly)
    Show : Thematica (organiser)
    Publication : ThemeScene
    Write : Ian Paton (c.2008)
    15 Humberstone Road, Cambridge CB4 1JD
    Secretary c.2012: Anne Stammers, [email protected]
    Membership Sec. c.2012: Peter Denly, [email protected] c.2012
    [email protected] (old)
    9 Oaklands Park, Bishops Stortford, Herts CM23 2BY

  • West of England Thematic Society (WETS) (@) WPF-09
    Newsletter: WETS News (in full colour)
    23/06/2012 - WETS AGM and Display by Jim Wigmore - "Along Lost Lines"
    Venue is Emmanuel Church Hall, Western Road, Exeter between 2 pm and 4 pm.
    Treasurer: Richard Wheeler
    "Kincora" Boode Road, Braunton, Devon EX33 2NW
    Telephone +44 (0)1271 813940 or via [email protected]
    Webmaster: James Wigmore, JamesWigmore@aol.
    ROAD SHOW - Our 2008 Roadshow starts its travels in January 2008.
    Make sure your club secretary books this for your club.
    The show has already visited Tiverton and Brixham Clubs where it has been enthusiastically received.
    "Write your own story, make up your own catalogue. There is only one limitation, your imagination."
    WETS (We Enjoy Telling Stories)

    British West Indies Study Circle (BWISC), @

    Convention : Caribbean Collector's Convention
    (14th known late Sept. 2007) in Warwickshire- held: "every other year".
    Show : Philatex (fall)
    AGM & Auction : at Spink on 19 April 2008
    69 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury, London, WC1B 4ET
    Contact : Doug Nottingham, Tel. : +44 (0)1785 248290
    17 Wayfield Drive, Stafford, ST16 1TR
    Or Write : Sec.: Peter G. Boulton, Tel.: +44 (0)20 8 876 6803
    84 Tangier Road, Richmond, Surrey TW10 5DN
    The North American representative is :
    John Seidl, [email protected], [email protected]
    4324 Granby Way, Marietta, GA 30062, USA
    old: ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/Steve_Jarvis/bwisc.htm '404' 5/2001 (cf.)
    old: freespace.virgin.net/steve.p.jarvis/bwisc.html '404' c.2008
    See Also: Caribbean ..
    BWISC Study Groups (c.2012)
    Country Name Address Telephone email
    Anguilla Denis Charlesworth 4, Hill Farm Close, Stafford, Staffs, ST17 9JE 01785-242081 denis.charlesworth(@)btinternet.com
    Antigua John Jordan Flat 3, 1 Riverdale Road, East Twickenham, TW1 2BT 020 8891 0781 johnmjordan(@)Msn.com
    Bahamas Peter Fernbank 128 Sinclair Avenue, Banbury, Oxon OX16 1BL 01295 250083 pfernbank(@)Tiscali.co.uk
    Barbados Michael Hamilton 15 Cranesmoor Close, Bovington, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 6LQ 01929-463825 michael_dc_hamilton(@)compuserve.com
    Barbuda Rob Wynstra 1104 S Garfield Avenue, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA   wynstra(@)uiuc.edu
    Belize /
    Br Honduras
    Brian Rogers 31 Ruston Park, Rustington,
    Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN16 2AD
    01903-784609 bjwrogers(@)btinternet.com
    Bermuda Dennis Mitton 1 Denmans, Pound Hill, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 3SJ 01293-883080 dmitton(@)hotmail.com
    Br Guiana
    & Guyana
    Charles Kennard Hollybush House, 68 Liberty Hall Rd,
    Addlestone, Surrey, KT15 1SS
    07918-903147 ckennard(@)mac.com
    Cayman Is. James Podger 10 Charlecote Close, Farnborough, Hants, GU14 7EG   pee-j-aggie-boo(@)ntlworld.com
    Dominica Roger West Ashleigh, 1 Monument Lane, Codnor Park, Notts, NG16 5PJ 01773 608899 roger(@)avionstamps.com
    Grenada Andy Soutar "Fourwinds", Ufford Place, Lower Ufford,
    Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 6DR
    Jamaica Steve Jarvis 5 Redbridge Drive, Andover, Hants, SP10 2LF 01264-358065 info(@)bwisc.org
    Leeward Is. Michael Oliver 7 Ancliffe Lane, Bolton-Le-Sands, Lancs, LA5 8DS 01524 825038 moliver7(@)btinternet.com
    Montserrat Peter Tribe The Paddock, Wix Hill, West Horsley,
    Leatherhead KT24 6ED
    01423 222826 ptribe(@)tiscali.co.uk
    St Kitts-Nevis Brian Brookes "The Lindens", Bromsgrove Road, Hunnington,
    Halesowen, West Midlands, B62 OJX
    St Lucia A. D. Kinnon Woodpeckers', 11 The Bury, Pavenham, Bedford MK43 7PX 01234-782122 alister.kinnon(@)btinternet.com
    St Vincent Peter Elias PO Box 940427, Plano, TX 75094-0427, USA   info(@)stvincentstamps.com
    Tobago Peter Ford Box 665, Mail Boxes Etc., Ctra. Cabo la Nao (Pla) 124-6, 03730 Javea, Alicante, Spain +34 966472158 peterf(@)bwisc.org
    & Tobago
    David Druett 1 Brewerton St, Knaresborough, N. Yorks, HG5 8AZ (cf) 01423-865962 Pennymead(@)aol.com
    Turks &
    Caicos Is.
    Richard Foden 11 Chemin des Copins, 1222 Vesenaz, Switzerland   foden(@)bluewin.ch
    Virgin Is. Simon Goldblatt 39, Essex Street, London, WC2R 3AT 0207 730 8280


    Revenues Michael Medlicott The Old Vicarage, Ecchinswell, Newbury, RG20 4UH 01635 297598 michaelsusanmedlicott(@)btinternet.com
    Miscellaneous Charles Freeland Ob Batterieweg 45, CH-4059 Basel, Switzerland +41-61-361-1205 (H) charles.freeland(@)hotmail.com

  • British Caribbean Philatelic Study Group (BCPSG) APS-12
    Publication : British Caribbean Philatelic Journal {Qtr.}
    1 Brewerton Street, Knaresborough, N. Yorks. HG5 8AZ (cf.1, cf.2)
    In USA c.2005, 2012:
    Dr. Reuben Ramkissoon (Retired), [email protected], [email protected]
    Tel./Fax: 909-796-6409, Cell: 708-528-1884
    11075 Benton St. #236, Loma Linda, CA 92354-3182, USA (c.2012)
    Dr.'s c.2005 data: Tel.: (630) 963-1439
    3011 White Oak Lane, Oak Brook, IL 60523-2513, USA
    Includes article: 'Guidelines for BCPJ Authors', by David L. Herendeen (cc)
    "The BCPSG was formed in early 1961 by seven enthusiastic collectors, under the name "British West Indies Federation Study Group." The dissolution of the Federation itself a few months later and the broadening of the Group's membership and scope (due, among other factors, to a merger with the Bahamas Postal History Study Circle) led the Group to change its name to "British Caribbean Philatelic Study Group" in 1962. In 1988, members of the U.K.-based Roses Caribbean Philatelic Society voted to merge with the BCPSG.

    The BCPSG is now a well-established organization, and its journal and other publications have received wide attention among philatelists. From fewer than 100 in its first year, its membership has grown to about 450 today, residing in all five continents. " (website c.2012)

    Services include a members only lending library; catalogue online.

    xRef ('cc') : Clubs : Topical Index : Writing : See Also
    old: ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/BCPSG '404' c.2008
    See Also: British West Indies...

  • Philatelic Vexillology Society, The
    Robert Murray, E-mail
    5 Inverleith Gardens, Edinburgh, EH3 5PU Scotland
    Tel.: (0131) 4787021, (0131) 5521220

  • Wreck & Crash Mail Society
    Publication : La Catastrophe {Qtr.}
    Meets @ Show : Fall Stampex (last Sept. 2008): Regular AGM
    Next AGM: Saturday 29 September 2012 from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. at Stampex
    Contact c.2005: Mr. Brian Peace, [email protected]
    3 Elms, Church Lane, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 4LY
    In the US & Canada c.2005: Dr. Steven Berlin, [email protected]
    12407 Dover Road, Reisterstown, MD 21136, USA
    Contact c.2012: Mr. Ken Sanford, 203-888-9237
    c/ Aerophil, 613 Championship Dr., Oxford, CT 06478-3128, USA
    Publications Orders c.2012: John Seidl ; [email protected]
    Publicity Chairman c.2012: Mr. Robert J. Wynstra ; [email protected]

    The Wreck & Crash Mail Society was formed in the latter part of 1994, and is devoted to the collecting and study of all aspects of delayed and/or damaged mail and interrupted mail services. Currently the Society is composed of four study groups, namely:

    Air Crash Study Group {}
    Railroad Wreck Study Group {}
    Ship Wreck Study Group
    Suspended Mail/Conflicts Study Group

  • Philatelic Writers Society
    162, Canterbury Road, Kennington, Ashford, Kent, TN24 9QD

  • Yugoslavia Study Group
    Publication: Jugopošta (Quarterly) "Ask for free samples . ."
    c.2012: Geoff Barling, the Editor, [email protected]
    Sec./Treasurer c.2006, 2012: Michael Chant, @, [email protected], 020 8748 9919
    8 Ullswater Road, London SW13 9PJ, England
    Pres. c.2012: Tony Bosworth: [email protected] or [email protected]
    Founded in 1984, the group studies the philately of all the territories that are or have been, part of Yugoslavia.

  • National Youth Stamp Committee - See: Planet Stamp

    See Also: Overseas Clubs - Related to UK

    And from Sandafayre's Article Archive:
    James MacKay Speaks..., 'Clubs, Societies and Study Circles'
    (A brief history of organized philately in the UK - aj.)


    The Forum for Postal History

    http://www.philatelyandpostalhistory.com/ph/ '404' c.2012


    Limited Bibliography:

    1 Stamp Domain (resources and free web pages)

    Formerly hosted the Hampshire Philatelic Federation (HPF) & Others c.2001

    2 UK Philately (Stamp Club Resources)

    See their 'Find a club..' directory
    Sponsored by the ABPS
    and houses the National Philatelic Society (NPS).
    "UK Philately Internet Site Terms and Conditions. ukphilately.org.uk and ukphilately are trademarks, service marks or registered trademarks of ABPS in the United Kingdom "

    3 Just 4 Stamps (UK orgs)

    4 Stamp & Coin Mart - clubs

    A larger Bibliography

    See Also:

  • StreetMap.co.uk - find your way !
  • Search Engines in GB
  • Royal Mail Postcode Lookup
  • The BT Phonebook
  • http://www.whoisuk.co.uk/
    (To check the availability of a domain name..)
  • http://www.nominet.org.uk/ (UK internet regulator w/WhoIs)
    (To check registry of a domain name..)

  • http://www.google.co.uk

  • Postal Geography (from ONS - "Office for National Statistics")
    "Royal Mail maintains a UK-wide system of postcodes to identify postal delivery areas. Most people know their postcode so ONS are able to use this as their main geographic reference when collecting data. This reference can be related to any geographic unit used for statistical production, such as a district or electoral ward. Postal geography is thus very valuable."

  • Topical Index for overseas UK related specialty groups

    Legend :
    "cf." = "Compare" or "by comparison..."
    "e." = "Estimated number of members ..."
    "f." = "Founded in ..." (year)

    Professional Shows :

    º Philatex
    T Davis

    http://www.stampshows.net/philatex.php '404'
    (usually held late Oct. & late Feb.: Lawrence Hall, The Royal Horticultural Halls, London)
    PHILATEX CLOSED (c.2012)
    As you may be aware, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has sold the Lawrence Hall to Westminster School. Unfortunately, this means that we will no longer be able to hold Philatex at the hall.

    We have considered moving to a new venue, but have come to the conclusion that Philatex is the Lawrence Hall. The hall has been the home of philately for decades. It was the reason that Philatex came into existence in the first place and is a familiar destination for both collectors and dealers.

    For this reason, we have reluctantly come to the decision that Philatex April 2012 was the last show.

    See Also: Philatex Extra 2010 (http://www.stampshows.net/philatex_2010.php '404' c.2012)

    º StampEx PTS (Autum & Spring)
    º YORK Racecourse Stamp and Coin Fair T Davis (mid to late Jan & July)

    Other Shows:

    º Midpex (known June 30th 2007, July 11th 2009, July 2nd 2011, July 6th 2013)

    THE show for specialty societies (usually 40+ dealers too) (ABPS Data Pg.)
    Occures in every odd year; e.g. 2009, 2011, 2013 ; usually on the 1st Saturday of July.
    Midpex is organised by the Midland Philatelic Federation c.2011 (cf.)
    Chairman c.2012: Bryan Jones, [email protected], [email protected]
    Secretary: Colin Searle, searlec@gmail (& is the Midpex URL Registrant c.2012)
    Coventry PS Co-ordinator: Ken Flint, [email protected]
    Specialist Society Co-ordinator: John Barker, [email protected]
    Dealer Co-ordinator: Ray Clegg, [email protected]
    New 2011/2013 Venue: the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, +44 (0)1926 614101
    The Fosse, Fosse Way, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV31 1XN
    old: http://www.worpex.com/midpex.php

    Other Philatelic Resources:

    Links Pages (including Scottish links)

    The Philatelic Database

    Resources, articles... (c.2008 - very nice - aj.)

    The Collectors Club of Great Britain

    Commercial but covers everything!
    Publishes Stamp & Coin Mart magazine c.2012.

    Non-Philatelic Resources:

    Camera, Photographic & Video Societies
    & many other types.

    inscrit au Hit-Parade de www.philatelistes.net (2008.12.21.0941=6489)

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