GBPS Programme 2014-2015

Saturday 20th September 2014 - Autumn Stampex Meeting

Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington N1 0QH (map)

2:15pmRailway Mail from 1837
Fred Taylor

Saturday 11th October 2014

Royal Philatelic Society, 41 Devonshire Place, London W1G 6JY (map)

11amBritish Empire Exhibition Wembley 90th Anniversary & Wembley to 2014
Don Knight
2:15pmThe 4d Jubilee
Iain Stevenson FRPSL
Dealer: Mulready Philatelics

Saturday 29th November 2014

Royal Philatelic Society, 41 Devonshire Place, London W1G 6JY (map)

11amQEII Wildings
John Pearce FRPSL
2:15pmNaval Mail
Tony Walker FRPSL
Dealer: Mark Samwell

Wednesday 3rd December 2014 - Stanley Gibbons Evening Reception

Stanley Gibbons, 399 Strand, London WC2R 0LX (map)

6pmEvening Reception and Standing Displays by GBPS members

Saturday 31st January 2015

Royal Philatelic Society, 41 Devonshire Place, London W1G 6JY (map)

11amPostage Dues (details
The morning session will consist of a display from Patrick Frost FRPSL entitled Postage Dues. It will show postage due mail sent within, to or from GB from the Uniform 4d Post period of 183940, when the first additional charges were introduced on unpaid or underpaid mail, to the present day. It will show the reasons why items were charged, the various handstamps used to explain the reason for charging a cover or the actual amount due, and the methods used to collect charges.

Included are unusual reasons for charging, less usual types of mail such as printed matter and newspapers, parcel post, registered, recorded delivery and express mail, parliamentary proceedings, jury summons, notices of objection, diplomatic and official mail, redirection, TPOs and railway letters; also the use of postage due stamps, errors in charging, maritime and forces mail
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Patrick Frost FRPSL
2:15pmSheffield Postal History (details
The afternoon session will be a display from Frank Walton FRPSL entitled Sheffield Postal History. This display includes mail from the 17th century up to 1971.

Before the invention of steel, Sheffield was a relatively small and unimportant town postally, so early mail is not plentiful. The story being told reflects the aspects of the whole UK: early straight-line handstamps, mileage marks, high postal rates, postal reform, instructional marks, etc.

The Yorkshire city of Sheffield is second only to London in terms of the overall geographical size in the United Kingdom. Its sub-offices reach into the wilds of north Derbyshire, and there are numerous village cancellations and UDCs. Just about the only aspect of GB postal history not on display is Ship Letter markings!
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Frank Walton FRPSL
Dealer: Andrew Lajer

Tuesday 17th February 2015 to Saturday 21st February 2015
GBPS Diamond Jubilee Festival

Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington N1 0QH (map)

(Click here for full schedule
For full details see the Diamond Jubilee Festival section.
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Saturday 14th March 2015 - Penny Reds Explained

Royal Philatelic Society, 41 Devonshire Place, London W1G 6JY (map)

11am1839-1860 1d Reds With A Sprinkling Of Rarities
Bill Barrell
2:15pmOld Stamps, New Ideas - The GB Perforated Stars
Mike Williams
Dealer: Bill Barrell

Saturday 25th April 2015

Royal Philatelic Society, 41 Devonshire Place, London W1G 6JY (map)

11amThe President's Display: Undeliverable Mail from 1764 to the Present Day
Bob Galland FRPSL
2:15pmBritish Hospital Ships, A Postal History
Peter High
Dealer: Mark Samwell

Saturday 30th May 2015

Royal Philatelic Society, 41 Devonshire Place, London W1G 6JY (map)

11amThe President's Guest: Classic British Private Posts - College Stamps
Chris Harman RDP FRPSL
2:15pmAspects of Postal Mechanisation
Ray Downing
Dealer: Andrew Lajer

Saturday 27th June 2015

Grosvenor Philatelic Auctions, 399-401 Strand, London WC2R 0LT (map)

11am"Philatelic Mail"
Maurice Buxton
2:15pmAGM (followed by Members' displays)
Dealer: Candlish McCleery