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INTRODUCING THE GBPS ...

The GBPS was founded in 1955 by a small but enthusiastic group of collectors in order to promote, encourage, and contribute to the advancement of the philately of Great Britain. Since then it has grown steadily, and now has more than 700 members in the UK and abroad. The Society deals with all aspects of GB philately, and has contributed much to the field; this is certain to continue as new members with fresh ideas join.

Please note: the Society itself does not purchase or sell stamps, covers etc, nor do we provide valuations - for this you may care to consult our dealer members.

News, Updates, and Events

A selection of the more important recent site updates and general GBPS developments.

May/June Newsletter

London Postal History Group Archive

Members will doubtless have noticed that the printer mistakenly reprinted and distributed the March/April Newsletter instead of the May/June one -- an occurrence unfortunately not known to the GBPS until after the fact. The correct edition is now being printed and will be circulated in the next few days.

(13 May 2016)

The London Postal History Group (active 1971-2009), have kindly provided copies of their archives in PDF format -- both the journal and the LPHG publications. See the downloads section.

(1 Mar 2016)

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Airmail Leaflets 1919-72

Diamond Jubilee Festival Summary

Copies of most of the official airmail leaflets issued between 1919 and 1972, giving rates, routes and timings, are now available as PDF format files in the downloads section.

(21 Feb 2016)

airmail-leaflet.jpg Details of the various presentations for the GBPS Diamond Jubilee Festival 2015 -- both the Spring Stampex entries and talks and the RPSL display -- can be found archived here.

(17 Jan 2016)

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Mobile-Friendly Updates

New Book - Mulready Postal Staty

The GBPS site has been adapted to be readily viewable on small screens such as mobile phones and tablets. You should now be able to view pages without horizontal scrolling, even on a phone with the screen vertical!

(2 Jan 2016)

mobile-noborder.jpg An important new book by Alan Huggins and Alan Holyoake on the production and use of the Mulready postal stationery, fully illustrated in colour. Price £40. Details here.

(12 Nov 2015)

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New Book - KGV Printing Plates

New Displays

This new book records detailed information about the production and use of the printing plates for George V stamps, extracted by Douglas Muir. Price £60. Details here.

(11 Oct 2015)

kgv-printing-plates.jpg New displays since last update: early express, KGV commemoratives, telegraphs, British Levant, and Jean Alexander's Stampex meeting display of Supermarket Philately.

(20 Sep 2015)

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New Competition Secretary 2015

Diamond Jubilee Presentations

At the AGM Robin Cassell took over as the GBPS Competition Secretary. His first task will be to prepare for the 2016 events, back to our usual RPSL venue after a year out at Stampex for the Diamond Jubilee.

(27 Jun 2015)

cassell.jpg Links to the most of the presentations given during the Diamond Jubilee festival (mostly in PowerPoint format) have been added to the list in that section of the site.

(26 Apr 2015)

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Three New Displays

New Book - English & Welsh Spoons

Three new displays have been added: Chris Jones's Diamond Jubilee festival entry Cancellations on the Imperf Line Engraved, Andy Donaldson's Overprints & Underprints, and Edward Caesley's Stamp Dealer Mail.

(21 Apr 2015)

imperf-le-cancellations.jpg The GBPS are updating and reprinting the Richard Arundel books on duplex postmarks. This is the second, revised by Russell Taylor, and is now available priced £35. Details here.

(16 Mar 2015)

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