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Membership

Annual Membership is currently set at £10 per annum (£5 for country members). For details please contact our Hon. Secretary Brian Sole FRPSL, Tel. 01932 220667 or brian.sole@btinternet.com

We usually hold 20 meetings a year in the New Hall at Surbiton Library - where there is ample car parking, and we have facilities for light refreshments. Meetings are a mixture of guest speakers, themed members events, and joint auctions with other societies.


In addition Members may join the Exchange Packet scheme with geographical proximity used to compile the lists and minimise the travel needed to pass boxes on. 

Members also receive our Newsletter three or four times a year (either in hard copy or electronically) which details events, and provides information on other matters of interest. 

In the most recent edition of the Newsletter our President, Peter Wood FRPSL, writes:

"Dear fellow members, At the time of writing these words we are enjoying some of the warmest “winter” days on record but I for one won’t be putting away my winter clothes or winter hobbies just yet. Stampex had some wonderful displays from the George VI society and as they could be shown without competitive judging it temped some to show who don’t normally exhibit. This year I spent most of my time looking at them and chatting to various friends and acquaintances. In fact although I looked around some of the dealers I purchased just a very few items at a couple of pounds each this time – the motivation wasn’t there to simply pay for an expensive item which someone else has discovered and described. At the recent auction it was noticeable that some of the most competitive bidding was for the larger mixed lots – perhaps a sign that there is more fun to be had from discovering something for oneself. Certainly at present I am spending time searching through kiloware of recent “Stamps on a Roll” (The Irish equivalent of “Post and Go”) to try and find values, numbers or offices that are of interest. It is more fun to do than to look at the result perhaps, but then wasn’t that the case in the early days of collecting when searching for penny red plate numbers?" 

Peter Wood. February 2019

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