The FPHS usually meets on the second Saturday of each month, but do check our meeting dates below at the:

Union Jack Club
Sandell Street

Near Waterloo Station, London. Unless otherwise indicated, starting time is 2:00 P.M. Room opens 12:30 P.M.

12 January 2013

“Honour Envelopes Revisited” with Michael Lockton, FRPSL

We had a very successful day with some 27 members and guests present (including our speaker Michael Lockton) and we even managed to recruit a new member from amongst our guests - welcome David !  We especially welcomed Owen White from Canada who timed his visit to London to coincide with the meeting as the subject matter is one of his collecting interests.  …

16 February 2013

Joint Meeting between the King George VI Collectors Society and the FPHS

Although a joint meeting it was hosted by the King George VI Collectors Society (KGVICS) but the date, venue and structure had all been agreed by both societies beforehand. We were welcomed by Brian Rogers as President of the KGVICS and MC for the day, although he is also a FPHS member.  …

9 March 2013

Joint meeting with Cyprus Study Circle - 10.30 am 

This was another joint meeting, this time with the Cyprus Study Circle with several of those showing members of both societies.  Robin Davis, President, Treasurer and acting Editor of the Cyprus Study Circle (oh, and a Vice-President of the FPHS as well !) …

13 April 2013

AGM & Live Auction 

The following appeared in Supplement 296

The AGM started with the President (Peter High) welcoming those present to the meeting, in particular to Ulf Sjoeden from Sweden and to Martin Ellam from Plymouth and Rodger Evans from Woking.  With the whole hearted agreement of those present he also sent best wishes to Keith Tranmer and Bill Collingwood, who, due to age, had not been able to attend recent meetings due to the wintery weather with the hope that we will see them once the fine weather returned.  …

11 May 2013

15 sheets & 9 minutes

A short report this time, as I was away on holiday: thanks to Alistair Kennedy who penned this list of displays shown at the meeting and thanks to all for showing a varied selection of material.  I also understand we saw two of our more senior members for the first time in several months - Bill Collingwood and Keith Tranmer.  …

8 June 2013

16 sheet Competition for the John Daynes’ Plate


We had 21 members for this meeting and a total of 15 entries for the John Daynes Plate competition - this I believe was a record and meant we had to hold the competition in two showings.  This did not appear to detract from members ability to remember what was shown in the first showing and vote.  …

9 July 2013

“Fly Past - honouring the RAF through the Years” Members’ displays


This was, I suppose, a belated tribute to the 90th Anniversary of the Royal Air Force (RAF) in 2008 and also included the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) which dated back to its formation on 13 May 1912 with separate Naval and Military Wings.  …

14 September 2013

Joint meeting with the Postal History Society

We had a wonderfully successful joint meeting with the Postal History Society, so much so that we have organised another one for 15th November 2014.  This time we will be in the more spacious Gascoigne Room, more fitting for the large numbers expected from both societies.  …

12 October 2013

ALL DAY MEETING including President’s Cup Competition and ‘Live” Auction

We had about 18 members attend the all-day meeting which was two lower than last year, although we had five apologies.  This raises the question - where are we going wrong ?  What do we need to do to entice you to attend our meetings - after all they are friendly, informal and informative, you can always raise queries and usually there will be someone who can answer it or knows a person who can.  …

9 November 2013

World War 2 and beyond - Mail to & from Islands (Malta, Crete, Cyprus, etc) by Gavin Fryer, FRPSL

Prior to the commencement of the afternoon’s display our President, Peter High, called for a moments silence in memory of our late Vice President, Martin Lynes. 

Following our recent announcement Peter then went on to present engraved medals to the co-authors and author of our recent joint Harry Cope Memorial Award winners:

14 December 2013

Recent Acquisitions & Queries & a chat over mince pies & coffee

Peter Burrows started off with items from his newly mounted box and, as was to be expected on a topic such as this, he showed a wide variety of material - starting off with an item from the Lerwick Kite Balloon Station; WW1 illustrated postcard and simple greetings from Fort Napier POW Camp in South Africa; during WW1 Japan was an Allie and rounded up Germans as POWs and placed them in camps with items associated with these; he also showed a variety of POW and unit Christmas postcards; moving onto WW2 there was a 1942 MEF and 1945 US Forces in the Netherlands East Indies Christmas cards; Jewish Hospitality Committee cards as well as Comforts Funds such as the Baildon War Services Comforts Fund.

For security reasons it is necessary to bring a meeting programme card with you to the meeting. If you are not a member please contact the Membership Secretary for details. Meetings will be held in the Reserved Bar Lounge (except the February and March meetings which will be held in the Gasgoine Room.

 *For reports of past meetings check out the Archived Meetings pages.

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