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KINGSTON AND DISTRICT PHILATELIC SOCIETY WELCOMES YOU

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 members, I hope that you have had as good a Christmas as was possible and that none of you caught the virus. I expect that most of you have had your first part of the vaccination by now, but we must all continue to take care. This is a gloomy time of the year, with Christmas decorations removed & stored away for next December, and with rooms returned to original layouts. So, now we can, probably, return to our stamps and postal history without the worry of Festive plans. The lock-down should give us time to look at our collections, for more work and research, before we are able to meet again. Meanwhile, do keep safe.

Susan Oliver

January 2021

EDITORIAL from this Newsletter


Some of you may have seen the picture, in the Daily Telegraph of 19.01.21, showing a post box being slowly enclosed by the growth of a tree and now being decommissioned!


It brings home the fact that, in this digital age, less letters are being written or delivered by Royal Mail. Are stamp collectors therefore consigned to A) collect and research either historical items which once facilitated the delivery of mail, or B) collect sticky labels, most of which are never seen by the general public and, if used, are only sometimes cancelled.


More contributions of articles has meant that this Newsletter is back to covering ten pages. Thanks, particularly to Michael Pitt-Payne. I hope that by April we may have a meeting to report. Meanwhile keep safe.

Chris Oliver