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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, and operates two thriving exchange packets and an Auction. It is a friendly and informal group to which non-members are welcome to attend any of our meetings.

See an outline of September and October 2016's meetings here

 

 

 

Information Board

  • AGM and Annual Auction

    All members are invited to the A.G.M. at the Calthorpe Arms, Grays Inn Road, London WC1 at 11.00am for an 11.30 start on Saturday May 6th 2017. The Auction will commence at 2pm.
    Please consider if you can be a Committee Member - All Postions are open. If you, or someone you know would like to be on the Committee please contact the Secretary for a Nomination Form.

     

  • Unsold Auction Lots

    There are a number of unsold lots from the Winter Auction, lot numbers are available on this site. Steve Ellis is still seeking items for the May auction.

  • Northern Group

    The next meeting of the Northern Group will be held on March 25th at Broom Methodist Church, 195 Broom Lane, Rotherham, S60 3NW. The doors will open at 10am for a 10.30 start.  Lunch at 12.30 at The Hind.  Restart at 2.00pm finishing at 4.00pm or therabouts. Members are invited to bring along items of interest and newly acquired items from the past year. Non-members are warmly welcomed to attend these meetings.  Please contact Mr. Morton on 01457 864610 if you are attending so he may advise The Hind of numbers for lunch.

  • Wessex Group

    The Wessex Group will meet at 10.30am on Saturday July 1st 2017 at the Scout Hall, Lower Street, Harnham, Salisbury, SP2 8HB. Non-members are warmly invited to attend this meeting.  

  • 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 Secretary 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.

  • Charlecote Weekend 2017

    We are delighted to announce that the next Annual Philatelic Weekend will take place at the same venue, the Charlecote Pheasant Hotel, from Friday 10 March to Sunday 12 March 2017. Details have been announced to members in the December Journal.

Contact Information

General Secretary: D J Hogarth - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
President: S R Ellis - 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.