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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 11 January 2018 at 1 pm. Maurice Hadida: Morocco Postal History 1852-1925
The Postal History of Morocco is a fascinating field, as there were postal services operated - at times simultaneously - by France, the United Kingdom, Spain and Germany (in order of inauguration). These foreign post offices or agencies in Morocco gradually joined the General Postal Union, later the UPU. In addition, there were two postal services in Morocco that never formed part of the UPU: the Chérifien Postal Service and the Local Posts. The display comprises postal history from all six postal services.

Thursday 25 January 2018 at 1 pm. Group Display: Russian Academy
On display by the Russian Academy will be: the Postal History of Moscow; the Postal History of the North-West of Russia in 1806-1917; Postal relations between the Russian Empire and France (1858-1875); Tercentenary of the Romanov Dynasty - the first commemorative issue of Russian Empire; Russian Imperial pre-printed stationery used in Armenia at the beginning of the 20th century; Rarities of the Zemstvo Post; Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic 1918 – 1923 (traditional philately); Soviet Military Censorship 1939-1949; the story from the artist about the creation of the Soviet “Penny Black” issue and the creation of the first definitive stamp issue of the Russian Federation; and the development of the Soviet/Russian space mail.

Thursday 8 February 2018 at 1 pm. Patrick Maselis: Belgium
A miscellany of iconic items from Belgium will be shown, ranging from early 12th Century letters through to back-of-the-book items including postage dues, railway stamps, fiscals, booklets and coil stamps, local and parcel posts.



Season 2017-2018

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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.

Click here to see guidance notes for giving 1 pm displays at Devonshire Place.
Click here to see guidance notes for giving displays and presenting papers at 5 pm meetings at Devonshire Place.
Click here to download a form to be completed and returned to the Administration Manager in advance of your paper or display.