Events and Meetings

Past Meetings

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 6 December 2018 at 5 pm: John Walker - Confederate use of Patriotic covers during the Civil War 1861-1865.
At the outset of the American Civil War there was an outpouring of patriotic fervour in both the North (Union) and South (Confederate), and some of this zeal was translated into the production of patriotic envelopes. In the North, many thousands of different designs were produced, but in the South, due to their limited printing and paper resources, only some 200 or so different designs are known, and of the examples that have survived the numbers are small making them scarce to very rare. This display and presentation illustrate examples of many of these together with patriotic stickers and seals and concludes with Confederate use of captured Union patriotic covers.

Thursday 10 January 2019 at 1 pm: Association of Essex Philatelic Societies - Group Display.
To mark their 75th anniversary, members of the AEPSís 22 societies in Essex, Greater London, Hertfordshire and Suffolk will display examples of the wide range of subjects and collecting styles that they enjoy. The 32 members expected to take part range from (almost) beginner to RDP level.


Season 2018-2019

Click here to download the 2018-2019 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.

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.