13 January 2018

All-Day meeting - The President’s Display featuring Rhodesia - Richard Berry FRPSL 

It was a great pleasure for me to give the first of my President's displays to the Society.  What I chose to display was the very first showing of my Rhodesian military collection. …

3 February 2018

The John Daynes’ Plate Competition and Members’ Displays

We had six entries for this year’s competition, sadly one less than last year but we had a welcome entry from overseas - Australian member Gary Diffen.  This is an ideal opportunity to remind members overseas that they can submit good quality scans of their entry by email - all we ask is that they confirm that the material is from their own collection and that it is genuine.  …

10 March 2018

“Finland at War” with Michael Elliott FRPSL

Our President, Richard Berry FRPSL, introduced Michael Elliott FRPSL to give a display on military mails of Finland under the heading “Welcome to Finland”.  He explained that Finland was involved in three wars during the period 1939-45 as follows:

7 April 2018

 All Day Meeting: ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & Live Auction  (subject to sufficient lots being available)

12 May 2018

 1940: A desperate year for Britain - Jim Etherington

Our President, Richard Berry FRPSL, introduced fellow member Dr Jim Etherington FRPSL to give a display on a subject which was not going to be the usual display of forces postal history we were used to.  …

9 June 2018

 Military & Naval mail in the 19th Century  Military - Members’ Displays

Prior to the start of the meeting our President, Richard Berry FRPSL, gave a philatelic address in memory of the late Alistair Kennedy (1936-2018).


7 July 2018

 Forces mail - Post-World War Two - Members’ Displays

Well, little did I known when I was booking our meeting dates that I would be up against Sweden v England in the 2018 FIFA Football World Cup (England won by the way!), Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships, annual Pride in London Parade and the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show plus the very hot summer weather (most unusual for us)!  …

11 August 2018 - Banstead

War & Philately, Banstead, Surrey

A very brief report on another highly successful War & Philately event (our seventh stamp, postal history and postcard fair) held at the Banstead Community Hall, Park Road, Banstead in Surrey.  In addition to a variety of dealers and a couple of local philatelic societies (Epsom and Ewell PS and Redhill PS) the local Banstead History Research Group also had a table for a wartime-related display.  …

8 September 2018

 All Day Meeting: President’s Cup 9 sheet Competition (members decide the winner) and Members’ displays

Unfortunately this day proved to be not well attended for one reason or another - we had 11 members present and there were four apologies for various reasons.  …


12th-15th September 2018 - Society Exhibition at STAMPEX

The Society, along with Civil Censorship Study Group, was invited by the Association of British Philatelic Societies (ABPS) to display at the 2018 Autumn STAMPEX to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the ending of World War One.  …

13 October 2018

 Russian World War 1 - Marcus Sherwood-Jenkins 

My thanks to Geoff Hanney for compiling this report in my absence - it sounds as though it was a truly fascinating display showing unique material the likes of which we are unlikely to see in such quantity and detail.

10 November 2018

 New Acquisitions & Queries 

Prior to the start of the meeting our President, Richard Berry, led a minutes silence to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice in 1918 that signalled the end of the First World War.  Remembrance Sunday was the following day which was on the 100th anniversary date of the signing of the Armistice in 1918 - on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.

8 December 2018

All Day Meeting: Joint meeting with the POSTAL HISTORY SOCIETY to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ending of the First World War with Members’ displays

All-day joint meeting with the Postal History Society - to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ending of the First World War through Members’ displays.  

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