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.

10 January 2015

Up to 15 sheets and 9 minutes talking

We were up on the 23rd floor of the Union Jack Club, in the strangely named Disney Room.  Not as many members attended as I had hoped and even less than year, but quite likely the amount of rail disruption into London that weekend did not endure members to make longer more round-about journeys into Waterloo.  …

14 February 2015

Austro-Hungarian Navy in World War I with Lindy Bosworth FRPSL


This was a first class display and talk on the “Austro-Hungarian Navy during World War I” given by Lindy Bosworth, who was made a Fellow of the Royal Philatelic Society, London only last November.  Lindy knows her subject and has an amazing selection of material to illustrate the story behind her talk.  …

14 March 2015

15-sheet competition - “John Daynes Plate”

This is now a 15-sheet competition to fit in with our display boards.  We had a good number of entries this year - 12 with all of a high standard and diverse in nature.

The winner was Frank Schofield an entry entitled “In Memory of Royal Navy Personnel who fell in World War I”

11 April 2015


63rd Annual General Meetingheld at the Union Jack Club  

The following appeared in Newsletter 305

The AGM started with our President (Edmund Hall) welcoming those present to the meeting, including once again Ulf Sjödén from Sweden.  He then led a moments silence in the memory of members who had died during the year, in particular James Buchan, Derek Dewhurst, Donald Farmborough, Alan Lane, Reginald Patchett and Brian Rogers.  …

9 May 2015

Gallipoli: 100th Anniversary  - Members’ Displays

[A Society donation will be given to ‘Help for Heroes’]

Following various remembrance ceremonies held in Turkey, England, Australia and New Zealand to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Gallipoli landings on 25 April 1915, including superb displays from Australia and Turkey held at the Royal on 23 April 2015 (see previous report) it was our turn to commemorative what turned out to be one of the Allies greatest defeats during WW1.  …

13 June 2015

‘WWI Bits & Pieces’ - Peter Burrows

This meeting arose out of the display that Peter gave to the North Herts Stamp Club in Stevenage last October and our other Peter (Peter High our London Meetings Organiser) asked if he could expand his showing into a full afternoon’s display.  Thankfully this he was able to do and those who attend our London meetings regularly will know the type and range of material Peter collects.  …

11 July 2015

1 Frame + 10 minutes talk (All members bring at least one item) - Members’ displays

Well, had we imposed a £10 fine for any member who did not bring along anything to show we wouldn’t have made a fortune !  So a huge “thank you” to all those who did bring along items - be they for show or queries.

First up was our senior Vice-President

8 August 2015

War & Philately 

The War & Philately stamp and postal history fair is to be held at the Banstead Community Hall, Park Road, Banstead, Surrey SM7 2AJ on Saturday 8 August 2015.  

In attendance will be a number of philatelic and postal history dealers and local philatelic societies; plenty of free parking and refreshments for sale.  …

12 September 2015

An Afternoon With Patrick Frost

Well, we didn’t know what to expect as there had been no indication as what would be covered and so it was with some enthusiastic anticipation that we awaited the start of the meeting - and we were not to be disappointed !  I cannot remember the last time Patrick displayed for us and he does not attend our meetings on a regular basis and so his collecting interests were a mystery (or certainly me at least !).  …

3 October 2015

All-day meeting with a display by our President, Edmund Hall, in the morning and Auction in the afternoon    

A slight change to our advertised schedule - at the request of our President, Edmund Hall, we brought forward his display from next year and so we decided to give him the whole morning session and thus postpone the President’s Cup competition until next year.  …

14 November 2015

Recent Acquisitions & queries - Members

As I was one of the first in the meeting room and had ascertained that there would be someone there over the lunch period I (Michael Dobbs) decided to put up my recent acquisitions to give something for early arrivals to look at rather than blank boards.  I was pleasantly surprised to see when I returned that other early arrivals had done likewise and so we had a wide selection of material for members to view prior to the official meeting start time.  …

5 December 2015

All-day joint meeting with the Postal History Society

Following the success of previous years we held our third joint meeting between the two societies.  The top table was shared by the two Presidents - Edmund Hall for the FPHS and Claire Scott, FRPSL for the PHS, together with yours truly as the scribe.  …

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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