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23 May 2019

Spink Auction vervelleAlthough the SPINK e-Auction of Stamps and Covers of France and French Colonies has now closed the prices realised are published here
The many highlights included an incredibly scarce 1852 1fr. carmine tête bêche strip of four, used on cover to London, a lovely 1870 cover to Amiens franked with 25c. consisting of perforated Empire issue 10c. (2) and 10c. bisected vertically, the 1929 20fr. Pont Du Gard, perf 11, unmounted mint and a 2fr. booklet, series 93, containing Pasteur 10c. green, two panes of ten, each overprinted "specimen", along with these more scarce items there was a huge range from 1849 right through to 1977 for collectors at all levels.

News

...STOP PRESS...   STOP PRESS...    

SPRING AUCTION CATALOGUE is now online and available here

...Due to the difficulty of members being able to get to the Post Office to pass the packets on we have had to temporarily suspend both the France and the Colonies Packets for the time being

FORTHCOMING MEETINGS 2020

...In light of the COVID-19 situation it is unlikely that the following meetings will take place, Please contact your local convenor for clarification...
  

NORTHERN GROUP MEETING: scheduled for Saturday 4th April  at Broom Methodist Church, 195 Broom Lane, Rotherham, S60 3NW from 10.15am to 4.30pm. The day will be devoted to members’ displays on any topic and lunch will be taken at the local pub. CANCELLED

LONDON 2020 has been postponed until 19-26 February 2022

NORTHERN GROUP MEETING: scheduled for Saturday 11th July at Broom Methodist Church, 195 Broom Lane, Rotherham, S60 3NW from 10.30am to 4.30pm. The whole day will be devoted to members' displays on any topic and lunch will be taken at the local pub. An addtional meeting is scheduled for October 3rd.

THE WESSEX GROUP:  scheduled for Saturday 18th July at the Scout Hall, Lower Street, Harnham starting at 10.30 am; the speaker will be confirmed later. After lunch, the afternoon will be devoted to members' displays. An addtional meeting is scheduled for October 3rd.

THE LONDON GROUP:  Scheduled for Saturday 25th July from 11.00am to 4.00pm at the Calthorpe Arms, 252 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8JR where the presentation will be '1876 to 1900 in Paris'. After lunch, the afternoon will be devoted as usual to members' displays. An addtional meeting is scheduled for October 24th.

It would help if those planning to attend could let the appropriate convenor know - datails for whom and details of other meetings are here.

VISITORS are most welcome at all meetings - please check with the appropriate convenor before hand to a) confirm time and address and, b) to introduce yourself.