Past Events

 

Here are some of our recent events showing the diversity of philately and how it can provide unexpected insights into social, cultural and local history.  

The Evolution of the Postcard: a talk by John Scott

 

6.30pm Thursday 14th November in the Dr Paul Ramsay Room, 4th floor, 15 Abchurch Lane, London.  

Fellow of the Royal Philatelic Society London and postcard collector, John Scott, informed and entertained us on the topic of the evolution of the postcard.  This event also formed part of the Postcrossing celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the first officially recognised postcard (https://150yearsofpostcards.com/).

 

        

                                                                                                                                                                                                    

John Scott at the Midlands Postal History Society.
 Contributed by John Soer.  

The Joy of Philately, People and Places: a talk by Dane Garrod

6.30pm Tuesday 10th December in the Dr Paul Ramsay Room, 4th floor, 15 Abchurch Lane, London.

As always, Dane presented an entertaining and light-hearted look at philately and how it can help us uncover mysteries within our own families and glimpses into the lives of Royalty.  

Dane Garrod is a Fellow of the Royal Philatelic Society London and a regular contributor to Stamp Collector magazine and Royal Mail Philatelic Bulletin.