Wednesday 14 march 2018 Meeting
Members’ single frame evening and 9 Sheet Competition & members’ bourse
Having checked out the venue and found it was free from any lingering nerve agent we took off our NBC suits and respirators and enjoyed a good competitive evening.
The Chairman explained that this year we didn’t have an outside judge to deliberate on the competition entries but everyone was given the chance to select what they thought was the best entry in each category. The best entries were then voted on to determine the Best in Show.
There were a total of 11 entries and the winners were as follows:
Category Trophy Winner Display Postal History The J W B Ruffle Trophy Alan Wood France General Philately The George Riley Rose Bowl Claire Scott Brunei Requisition No 46/47 First Issue of 1907 Aerophilately The J & M Lucas Cup Claire Scott The RAF air sea survey of the coral reefs of North Borneo. Brunei mail 1930 – 1931 Thematics The Centenary Cup No entry Social Philately The F & B Palmer Trophy Alan Wood Cyril Wentworth Cinderella The Society Cup Paul Latham-Warde “He ain’t heavy, Father… he’s m’brother” Picture Postcard (No trophy as yet) John Scott The development of the Postcard in GB 1870-1890 Best in Show The George Miskin Trophy Claire Scott Brunei Requisition No 46/47 First Issue of 1907
The quality of the material shown in each category was outstanding and all competitors are to be congratulated.
The evening was rounded off with an excellent display by Tony Howgarth-Graham on early ship mail to and from The Cape of Good Hope to Great Britain and India.
Next meeting is the Day Meeting next Wednesday 21 March 2018.
Wednesday 21 February 2018 Meeting
Alan Wood – Countries I don’t collect, followed by members’ displays and members’ bourse
A very good turnout with 18 members present.
Alan showed true commitment by seeing his wife in hospital during the early evening coming to the meeting to give his display and then going back to see his wife in hospital. We all wish her a speedy recovery.
Alan’s subject was Egypt which he covered with many diverse subjects of the country’s philately including: Pre stamp material, 1930 Congress issue, extensive coverage of the airmail issues, a good range of the early Pyramid issues, postage dues and officials.
The second half was members’ displays:
- Jeremy MartinValentine telegrams of the 20th century
- John ScottValentine cards of the 19th century
- Mike MoodyNZ Peace Issue – variety’s
- Claire ScottDeath relating to both KGV and KGV!
- Trevor BuckellSouth African Bantams and Cape of Good Hope
- Paul L-WCanada 1897 Jubilee and GB 1983 Fairs
Next meeting 14 March 2018 Members single frame evening, 9 sheet competition and members bourse. Looking forward to seeing you all there.
Wednesday 10 January 2018 Meeting
There was a good turnout for our first meeting of 2018 with 15 members present and 6 apologies.
The evening was split in two parts – the first half being Jeremy Martin entertaining us with “GB OLD AND NEW”
Before we started Jeremy presented the Single Sheet competition cup to Paul Latham-Warde that he won at our December 2017 meeting.
Jeremy started by telling us how as a boy he swopped a marble for a stamp which was the beginning of his 70 years of philately! He showed some remarkable material covering from the 1500s to 2003, including Corsini correspondence, Bishop Marks, a good range of 1d blacks with a couple on cover posted from Salisbury, surface printed, EV11 control blocks, Seahorses, GV1 high values and finished with QE11. Such an amazing breadth of knowledge that we all benefitted from.
The remainder of the evening was members showing a wide range of philatelic material and members’ bourse.
- Trevor BuckellTPO of German East Africa (Tanganyika) and TPO of British Guiana, both railway and river steamer
- Alan WoodNetherland Colonies & Australian Hardy wine stamps + the real thing
- Mike CareyGolf
- Tony Howgrave-GrahamEarly mail from and to CGH
- Brian StandleyThe Great War
- Mike Moody1937 Coronation Camps in London
- Paul Latham-WardeUsed GB High values
Next meeting is Wednesday 21st February 2018 when Alan Wood will be showing material during the first half whilst the second half will be members’ displays and bourse.