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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.

 

 

 

Information Board

  • London Group

    The London Group will meet at the Calthorpe Arms, Grays Inn Road, London WC1 at 11.00am on Saturday 1 October 2016 when Len Barnes will give a display entitled "French Colonial Aviation 1925-1955", followed by members' short displays in the afternoon. Non-members are warmly invited to attend this meeting.

     

  • May 2016 Auction

    Unsold lots in this auction are now listed on our website. Go to our Auction page and click on "Unsold lots" (the last phrase on that page).

  • Northern Group

    The next meeting of the Northern Group will take place at 1.00pm on Saturday 8 October 2016 at the Village Hall, Adlington, Cheshire SK10 4LF with Stephen Holder giving a display on the Franco-Prussian War. Members are free to display their own interesting material and any philatelic queries. For further information contact Steve Ellis on 01782 208669. Non-members are warmly invited to attend this meeting.

  • Wessex Group

    The Wessex Group will meet at 10.30am on Saturday 8 October 2016 at the Scout Hall, Lower Street, Harnham, Salisbury, SP2 8HB, when Peter Kelly will display "The Type Sage issue of France: research projects and aspects of the provincial and rural post in France 1876-1900". 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 will be distributed to members with 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.