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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

  • London Group

    The London Group will meet at the Calthorpe Arms, Grays Inn Road, London WC1 at 11.00am on Saturday February 4th 2017 when Barbara Priddy will display "West African Airmail Surprise, Part II", followed by members' short displays in the afternoon. Non-members are warmly invited to attend this meeting.

     

  • Important Auction Update

    Steve Ellis will be taking the February auction lots to the York Stamp Fair on Friday 20th January for members to view. Members will have to make prior arrangements to meet up with Steve by contacting him at the latest by 17th January (his contact details are in the auction catalogue). He will also be taking the lots to the Wessex Group meeting when he gives his display on 11th February. ◊◊ Please note: lot 354 has been withdrawn ◊◊

  • Northern Group

    The next meeting of the Northern Group will take place at at Broom Methodist Church, 195 Broom Lane, Rotherham, S60 3NW. on March 25th  2017 from 10.00 am to 4.30 pm. It will be a President’s display followed by Members' displays. Non-members are warmly invited to attend the meeting. Please contact Mr. Steve Ellis, Tel: 01782 208669 for any enquiries.

  • Wessex Group

    The Wessex Group will meet at 10.30am on Saturday February 11th 2017 at the Scout Hall, Lower Street, Harnham, Salisbury, SP2 8HB, when Steve Ellis will display  ‘Marseille: 'Maritime Mail’. 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.