10 August 2019 Banstead

War & Philately, Banstead, Surrey - with dealers of stamps, postal history, books & ephemera

We had a very good day at Banstead on Saturday 10th August - our eighth year and another success for the Society. Hopefully the dealers present had a profitable time and the many collectors who attended went home with a few choice items. 

It was also good to see so many members there, some from a distance away and quite a few who don't get to London meetings.  We did recruit one new member and potentially another - we await to see if the application form comes back to us with a subscription!  Again as usual the Society had a table in the entrance hall to meet and greet people, especially members.  This year we held impromptu presentations at the Society table in the reception area - John Davis was presented with his “Harry Cope Memorial Award for Literature” certificate and medal awarded at our AGM for his publication “Egypt: From the Postal Concession until Suez 1932 to 1956 (Part II - Commonwealth and Other Allied Forces through World War II)” by our President, Richard Berry FRPSL.  Richard also presented Colin Tabeart RDP APR FSPH, our former Editor, with his certificate of Honorary Life Membership again awarded at our AGM.

Once again we must thank Peter High for organising the event and his wife Dee and her friend Hilary for running the refreshments on the day itself.  As usual a small band of us helped set up the hall on Friday afternoon and a larger group of members helped pack up on the Saturday after the event - a thank you to you all.

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Above and below - general views of the hall showing dealers tables and potential buyers

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Our President Richard Berry (left) presenting John Davis (right) with his certificate and medal with Peter High in the background, the organiser of our War & Philately event

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Our President Richard Berry (left) presenting Colin Tabeart (right) with his certificate of Honorary Life Membership with Alan Baker (left) and Nick Colley (right) in the background

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