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Annual Philatelic Weekend - 2021

Abbey Hotel Redditch"The highlight of the Society's year"

The France & Colonies Philatelic Society's annual weekend 2021 will be held from Friday 12 March to Sunday 14 March at the Abbey Hotel, Hither Green Lane, Dagnell End Road, Redditch B98 9BE. See map

With a first class meeting room available, looking out onto a pleasant golf course, isolated from noise and disturbance, we are ready to welcome our “regulars” as well as those who have not attended before. The mixture of serious philately and postal history together with good company in comfortable surroundings should ensure the success of our 44th philatelic weekend.

As well as enjoying the displays, members may also find much to interest them in the stamp and literature bourse that will operate throughout the weekend.The cost will be £222 for single occupancy and £316 for two persons sharing. This is for two nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast and refreshments on Saturday and Sunday morning. Lunches will be available payable by individuals as they wish.

Access is straightforward. By road it is some 20 minutes from Junction 2 of the M42.  By rail one goes via Birmingham New Street. From the station at Redditch one would need to take a taxi, around a 20 minute journey costing around £10. View map here

The Society Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday 13 March at 9.30 am.

Further information about the weekend will be announced as and when they become available and more details about the hotel can be found by visiting www.theabbeyhotel.co.uk

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Annual Philatelic Weekend 2020

The Annual Philatelic Weekend provides the opportunity for members to display and view collections in a relaxed and cordial atmosphere.

22 members and 7 guests attended the Society's 44th Annual Weekend at our new venue the Abbey Hotel in Redditch, Worcestershire.

Reports on the displays and the AGM are published in the August edition of the Journal. (#293).

Some of the displays presented were:

'The Franco-Sardinian Treaty of 1817'
'Fun with Paris Stars'
'Tunisian UPU Congress Booklets'
'Cameroun 1961 to 1963’
'French India'
'Modern French Miniature Sheets'
'Story of the Wounded Soldier'
'French Commercial Stationery'
'French Transatlantic Mail between the years 1783 and 1857'
'Finally! I start to sort my 'to-do' box'
'French Morocco Military Mail'
'Uses of the Laureated type stamps on foreign mail from France to European countries'.
'Monaco'
'Problems of the French post office prior to 1849'
'West African Airmails'
'The use of the Alphée Dubois colonial stamp issue in Réunion'.