GBPS Meeting Update
The Great Britain Philatelic Society have announced their upcoming meeting dates. It is wonderful to see so many in person meetings.
Saturday 1 October 2022 - Stampex MeetingThe first meeting the new season of the Great Britain Philatelic Society will be on Saturday 1 October 2021 at Stampex in the Business Design Centre, Islington from 1:45pm in room “C”.
At this meeting Ray Barton will be showing some of his collection of Sideways Spoons & Scots Locals. Ray says, ‘’By 1854 mail was increasing so fast that a quicker way of cancelling mail was needed so the spoon and sideways duplexes were introduced as an experiment to try to speed up the process. The spoon cancels were also used in Wales and Ireland as well as England though the sideways were only used in England and Wales. In Scotland it was decided that they would allow the Village hand stamps to be used to cancel the mail meaning they did not have to be cancelled by the Head Offices thus saving time.”
Saturday 22 October 2022 – KGVI Definitive & QEII Wilding DayThe meeting on Saturday 22 October 2022 will be held at the Royal Philatelic Society, 15 Abchurch Lane, London EC4N 7BW from 11:00 a.m. This will be a King George VI Definitive & Queen Elizabeth II Wilding Day consisting of as many members’ displays as possible.
This is an opportunity for members to show any aspect of the KGVI or QEII Wilding definitives that are interesting be they stamps, covers, proofs, errors or whatever. Do you have a new theory to air with your peers? Do you have a problem with which you would like some help?
The only restriction for the day is it must be GB King George VI Definitive or Queen Elizabeth II Wilding related material.
As the day consists solely of in-room members’ displays there will be no PowerPoint/Zoom element so please do come along and join us in person, if you are able.
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