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In 1949, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the first French postage stamp, a group of British philatelists set up a pioneering  specialist  philatelic society devoted to the study of the stamps of France and the then French Empire. From small beginnings, the France and Colonies Philatelic Society now unites over 300 collectors in Britain and overseas in the many and varied delights of the stamps and postal history of la Francophonie.

The Society provides an extensive programme of meetings in several locations, holds an annual Philatelic Weekend, publishes a well regarded and authoritative Journal and series of monographs as well as several more extensive specialist philatelic books, operates two thriving exchange packets and three postal Auctions a year. It is a friendly and informal group to which non-members are welcome to attend any of our meetings.

See an outline of our meetings:
London Meeting February 2017
September and October 2016's Meeting Highlights

 

 

Information Board

  • Annual Weekend

    The Annual Weekend will take place again at the Charlecote Pheasant Hotel, Charlecote, near Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire CV35 9EW.  from Friday 9 March to Sunday 11 March 2018. Full details are elsewhere on the website.

     The magnigicent International gold and large gold medal collection of material relating to the Franco-Prussian War will be on view. Don't miss this last opportunity to view it in its entirety.

     

  • Winter Auction

    The February (Winter) Auction list has been posted to members and the list has been uploaded to the website. Contact Steve Ellis if you have any queries, his details are at the bottom of the page.

  • Northern Group

    The Northern Group will meet on the 24th March 2018. The whole day will be devoted to members' displays.
    The meeting will be held at: Broom Methodist Church, 195 Broom Lane, Rotherham, S60 3NW from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm. Non-members are warmly welcomed to attend the meeting.

     

  • Wessex Group

    The next meeting of the Wessex Group will meet on 10th February 2018, at 10.30am at the Scout Hall, Lower Street, Harnham, Salisbury, SP2 8HB. The subject will be ‘The stamps and postal history of the Sower issue’. Following lunch, the afternoon will be devoted to members’ displays. Non-members are warmly invited to attend this meeting. The date of the summer meeting is 30 June.
          

    the subject will be ‘The stamps and postal history of the Sower issue’. Following lunch, the afternoon will be devoted to members’ displays.
  • Visiting Speakers
    A Notice to Secretaries of other Philatelic Societies

    A number of our members are available to give displays based on French or French colonial material covering a wide variey of subjects. If this is of interest to you please contact our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.so that we can discuss with you whether we have a member living in your area and if so the type of display he or she can give.

    Any of our members who do display to other societies do so on a personal basis. Thus, any arrangements made with one of our members - and this includes the question of any transport costs if applicable - are made independently of this Society.

  • London Group

    The next meeting will take place on Saturday 10th February 2018, at the Calthorpe Arms PH, 252 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8JR. The morning display will be ‘French Colonial Aviation’ followed by lunch at the Calthorpe Arms. The afternoon will be devoted to members’ displays. Non-members are warmly invited to attend.

Contact Information

General Secretary: D J Hogarth - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
President: C J Hitchen - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Treasurer: C J Hitchen - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Journal Editor: M S Tyler - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Auction Secretary: S R Ellis - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Webmaster: Jan Gane - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.