OUR NEXT MEETING WILL BE HELD IN THE CLAYGATE DAY CENTRE, ELM ROAD, CLAYGATE KT10 0EH ON FRIDAY 21 JANUARY

COMMENCING AT 8PM. THE TOPIC WILL BE "AIR MAILS OR CINDERELLAS".


WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING ALL OUR EXISTING MEMBERS, AND WARMLY INVITE NEW OR PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS. 

FROM OUR PRESIDENT

Dear Members and Friends, I hope you are well and have not suffered from ailments and are therefore feeling fit and well. It is quite a job keeping oneself fit these days and fighting all the bugs sent along to us, trying to remember to stay connected with elderly friends and relatives and ensure they are looked after. During the “Lock-down” period I expect some of us dutifully heaved our albums or piles of leaves off the shelves in studies, stamp rooms, etc and sorted through them. Many of us might have had pages to sort out and replace in boxes or albums, returning from a presentation to some society or club. New items have to be mounted up and amalgamated into various albums etc., There can be quite a pile of work waiting to be carried out before the pages can be put back on shelves or placed carefully in boxes. However, there is a little time left at the end of the day to do a page or two of writing up (or computing up) but our collections are happy to go into hibernation till we next need them. We must remember occasionally to open albums and “flick” the pages over, so they become “aired.” This must be done gently. In this winter weather tweezers feel cold to the fingers!!


Best regards, Susan Oliver

 
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PROGRAMME

YEAR 2021 - 2022:  OUR 94th SEASON

OUR  PROGRAMME 

Friday 17 September: "Olympic and Paralympic Issues"

Thursday 7 October: "A European Country"

Friday 15 October: "The letters "U", "V", or "W" "

Thursday 4 November: "An island country"

Friday 19 November: "A side-line collection, which grew!"

Thursday 2 December: "Christmas Social and 1 sheet competition

Friday 17 December: "GB Booklets and Minitaure Sheets". 

Thursday 6 January: "Royal Occasions"

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Friday 21 January: "Air Mails or Cinderellas"

Thursday 3 February: "Postcards"

Friday 18 February: "Letters X, Y, or Z"

Thursday 3 March: AGM and Annual Competition, including one sheet competition

Friday 18 March: Joint Auction

Thursday 7 April: President's Evening

Friday 22 April: "Stamps I like"

Thursday 5 May: "Modern Issues from 1990"

Friday 20 May: GUEST SPEAKER. Nigel Gooding - "Philippines during the Spanish Occupation 1854 - 1880's".

Thursday 2 June: "King George VI - any country.

Friday 18 June: "holiday destinations". 

AUCTION

We will hold a joint auction on Friday 18 March.

Our Previous 93rd (COVID -19 ) Season

During last season had to adapt to the restrictions imposed by the pandemic and the mutual responsibility for keeping each other safe.

The packets have continued to circulate (albeit with a couple of pauses during the 'lockdowns') and there has been a welcome influx of new participants.

We also experimented with a series of ten on-line 'Zoom' meetings starting in February and these were well attended: although they are not a medium favoured by all. 

Summaries of these meetings may be found on our home page. There is a also review of our last meeting - "The President's Evening" in the September Issue of Gibbons Stamp Monthly. 

PREVIOUS MEETINGS

Tuesday March 23 from 7pm (UK)

Members Presentations: “Recent Acquisitions” and “Favourite Items”

Tuesday 6 April from 2pm (UK)

“Great Britain”

Part 1: Henry Coward “The 10 Pound Stamp”

Tuesday 27 April from 7pm (UK)

“The Dominions”

Part 1: Graham Searle (Aberdeen P.S.) “Early Canadian Stamps and Postal History”

Part 2: Members’ material – from the Dominions (Australia, Canada, Irish Free State, New Zealand, South Africa)

Tuesday 11 May from 2pm (UK)

“Themes”

Part 1: Keith Johnson (Crewe P.S.) “Pacific Islands and Father Emmanuel Rougier”

Part 2: Members’ Presentations – Thematic, Themes, Postcards, and Open Class material


Tuesday 25 May from 7 pm (UK)

“International Mail”

Part 1. Michael Pitt-Payne (FRPS) “Mail between the UK and the USA during the 19th century”

Part 2. Members’ material – International and cross-border mail

Tuesday 15 June from 8 pm

“The letters U or V”

Members’ material related to either of these letters.


Tuesday 29 June from 8 pm

“The President’s Evening”

Postal history from the village of Ham. 

NEW MEMBERS

"We would welcome new Members for our society. There is no charge at the moment as Membership fees have been waived for the remainder of this season - the next season starting in September. 


Members receive our regular Newsletter; and automatic invitations to on-line meetings, may invite guests to on-line meetings, and can sign up to our circulation of Club Packets. We are also planning to make recordings of some on-line presentations available to Members. 


Our delayed AGM will be held in the March 2022 as notified to Members in our Newsletter - but we will be discussing options with Members for the further development of the Kingston and District Philatelic Society during the interim. 


If you would like to join us then please contact our Honorary Secretary, Brian Sole by e mail (brian.sole@btinternet.com) by phone (01932 220677) or by post (49, Westcar Lane, Hersham, KT12 5ER)." 

PACKETS

Please note that the circulation of packets to Members continues. 

This service continues, with members taking appropriate protective measures in terms of agreeing where and how to hand over the packets, and how these may be safely handled. 


SURREY FEDERATION

The FCPS annual competitions and Mason Cup competition had to be postponed from its planned November date. The Council has now decided to postpone all competitions until further notice. Options under discussion include judging of physical entries (without displaying them); virtual competitions; or sadly the possibility of cancellation. 

TWICKENHAM AND DISTRICT PHILATELIC SOCIETY

Our good neighbours and companion society are also offering very enjoyable Zoom club meetings at the moment. 

The next dates are:

Thursday 15 July "Back of the Book"

Thursday 19 August "Flowers"

Twickenham are a very friendly society and visitors who would like to be guests at a meeting should contact Huw Williams (huwie35@sky.com)


 
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THE STAMP MARKET AT MARIGNY

A cause for celebration!

Subject to no last minute changes in the Regulations the Parisian stamp market under the chestnut trees at Marigny took place on June 10, 12 and 13! 

The curfew was lifted until 11pm and with masks, hand washing, and social distancing the congregation of stamp collectors and philatelists took  place - as near to 'normal' as was possible!