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Our Archivist holds about 700 handouts provided by displayers at meetings since 1918. These range from single sheets of paper listing the items on display to extensive publications including complex images that can be regarded as significant contributions to the literature. Explanatory notes were at first provided only occasionally but have become normal practice since the 1980s. Many contain material of value to researchers and their production quality has steadily improved. These have been scanned and converted to searchable PDF documents.

5pm meetings that have been videoed may be viewed on YouTube, accessible through links on the members’ home page.

Forthcoming Meetings at No. 41

Thursday 27 April 2017 at 1 pm. London & Surrey Region
Fellows and members resident in the London & Surrey region will each contribute displays consisting of one, two or three frames of pages largely of their own choice. A wide range of material from around the world will be shown. Stamps, Postal History & Thematic subjects included.

Thursday 11 May 2017 at 5 pm. Scott Treacey: GB Line-Engraved Plate Repairs 1840-1855
A presentation of the early GB 1d and 2d issues from plates and positions that were subject to re-entering, thus existing in two or more identifiable states. The main emphasis will be on repaired plates from the 1853 to 1855 period – an area that is not generally covered in any depth in the literature and where, even today, new repairs continue to be discovered regularly.

Thursday 18 May 2017 at 1 pm. Alan Huggins: The Society’s Philatelic Collections
This meeting will be a unique opportunity for Members to view a range of material from 18 different collections which form the major part of those held by the Society. Although selections from many of these will have been seen previously over the years at Annual General Meeting and other displays, as far as possible the items chosen will be from sections which have not been seen recently. Besides the 52 frames in the meeting room there will also be material on view in the display cases.

Thursday 8 June 2017 at 5pm. Frank Walton RDP FRPSL: Chinese International Air Mails to 1949
This season’s president’s display will feature a presentation on the mail from China that travelled by air at some point on its route. The display is broadly split into three sections: Pre-WW2 – when the six international airlines competed with one another on price and service; WW2 – with complex routes that were forced upon the carriers by military campaigns closing traditional routes; and Post-WW2 – although stability came back to the routes taken, hyperinflation caused chaos to the rates. Although all material shown has been flown, the treatment of the collection is fundamentally postal history rather than aerophilately.

Thursday 22 June 2017 at 4.30pm. AGM and Display
The display this year will feature material from the recent bequest from the late Ian Paton. His main interest was presenting various aspects of the history of United States of America in a thematic format, and the first half of the display will be a selection from his exhibit of this subject. The second half comprises a completely different area of interest which was the King George VI period of the Leeward Islands and he formed a fine specialised collection.


Season 2016-2017

Click here to download the 2016-2017 Programme


All 5pm meetings will be broadcast live on YouTube (and available subsequently); a link will be placed on the members’ home page shortly before the event.

Members click here to access notes for displayers at 1pm and 5pm meetings, and Standing Displays.