2005


January 2005

Report of the meeting of January 8, 2005

"SMALL WARS"
A DISPLAY BY ALISTAIR KENNEDY

For those familiar with London meetings and our "members' displays" will realise that Alistair always manages to bring along something (or a great deal of "something" to be more accurate) and always manages to show the unusual or a little known aspects of the topic in question. …

February 2005

Report of the meeting of Febuary 12, 2005

60TH ANNIVERSARY OF 1945

An afternoon of members' displays on the events of 1945 as reflected in its postal history and related ephemera. Turnout was low for this meeting and I am well aware that a number of our regulars have been ill in recent months / weeks with serious complaints and are recuperating and taking matters slowly. …

March 2005

Report of the meeting of March 12, 2005

AN AFTERNOON WITH THE PRESIDENT

This was a meeting of many delights, but sadly following the recent trend of few attendees, featuring many items rarely seen and some for the first time. …

April 2005

Report of the meeting of April 9, 2005

53TH AGM and 'LIVE' AUCTION

As last year this meeting drew a better than average turnout, no doubt this was the result of our members' willingness to play their part at the AGM and help in the running of the society. …

May 2005

Report of the meeting of May 14, 2005

15 SHEETS AND 9 MINUTES - MEMBER'S DISPLAYS

With a title like this there was a wealth of material on display - the mixture and variety was far too much for me to describe fully and so I have either made a brief reference to the subject matter of each person displaying or else I have picked one or two items to describe. …

June 2005

Report of the meeting of June 11, 2005

SUDAN - MEMBER'S DISPLAYS

Sudan has had a turbulent history: in 1821 an Egyptian army some 4,000 strong captured many strategic towns and effectively the region was annexed into Egypt; in 1835 Khartoum was chosen as the seat of the governor-general. …

July 2005

Report of the meeting of July 2, 2005

JOINT MEETING WITH BAeF
British Aerophilatelic Federation

See images below

With some 25 members from both societies we had an excellent day, marred only by confusion over room bookings which meant we were more cramped than expected. …

September 2005

Report of the meeting of September 10, 2005

"ALL DAY" - MEETING DISPLAYS

We held a successful meeting largely due, I feel, to the holding of the 'live' auction to dispose of part of the late Ben Ferguson's collection. …

September 2005

Report of the meeting of September 17, 2005

DISPLAY to the BRITISH POSTMARK SOCIETY

Three members of the Society (Nick Colley, Michael Dobbs and Alistair Kennedy) gave a display to the British Postmark Society at their meeting at STAMPEX on 17 September. …

October 2005

Report of the meeting of October 15, 2005

STUDY MEETING to NON-STANDARD WWI CENSOR MARKS

Variously described as a study meeting for non-standard WW1 censor marks or non-standard WW1 Army censor marks - it mattered not! …

November 2005

Report of the meeting of November 5, 2005

200th ANNIVERSARY of the BATTLE of TRAFALGAR

On 5th of November we in the UK celebrated the 400th Anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot which saw Guy Fawkes trying to blow up Parliament and King James I - typically this would include a large bonfire and a firework display. …

December 2005

Report of the meeting of December 3, 2005

Competition for the John Daynes Plate

We had a total of nine entries this year (one more than last) - a big thank-you to those who entered. Particularly welcome were Tony Walker, all the way from Newcastle-upon-Tyne (incidentally he subsequently sent me an email to say that he enjoyed his first visit to a FPHS London meeting and commented that we were a friendly lot!) …

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