FROM 8pm (UK time)

Our last on-line meeting. 

"The President's Display"

Susan Oliver

Following this presentation we will hold an open discussion on our experiences of our experimental series of "Zoom" meetings; and welcome any thoughts about how we might plan for our next season. 

All Members and the guests we have welcomed during this, our 93rd Season, are invited to participate in this discussion. 

If you would like to join us please contact

 rogerniven@aol.com to be sent the link. 



YEAR 2020 - 2021:  OUR 93rd SEASON

During this season we have 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 have not been able to proceed with our auctions and restarting these should be a priority when regulations and government advice permits. 

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


TUESDAY 29 June. To which all Members and their Guests are invited.

This is the President's Evening and after a guest speaker there will be an open discussion - reviewing the last 'difficult' year for our Society, and looking at opportunities and possibilities for our next season which starts in September. 

Members or visitors interested in joining this meeting should contact roger niven (rogerniven@aol.com) for details and an invitation. 


Some Members are now utilising PowerPoint in their presentations.

Richard Stock, President of the Royal Philatelic Society, London gave an interesting presentation at the recent Virtual Spring Stampex.

This may still be seen at:  


in the auditorium.


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)


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”

Part 1: Guest Presentation on a topic to be announced.

Part 2. Discussion on what we have learned this year, the way ahead for our Society

(NOTE: This discussion is not the AGM! which will be held in September)


"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)." 


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. 


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. 


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)



A cause for celebration!

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

The 8pm curfew is due to be raised to 11pm and with the usual guidance on masks, hand washing, and social distancing the congregation of stamp collectors and philatelists shoudl be able to take place - as near to 'normal' as possible!