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Annual Philatelic Weekend - RESCHEDULED for 9th - 11th JULY 2021

The good news is that we have now managed to rearrange this for 9th to 11th July 2021 back at our old venue at Charlecote. The hotel has assured us that if Government guidelines should, for Covid related reasons, prevent anyone attending, a full refund of monies paid will be made. Cancellations for any non Covid related reason will be subject to their standard cancellation terms available from myself. In effect after 9 April 2021 no refunds will be offered.

Charlecote Hotel

The hotel is now under new management after the collapse of Shearings and unlike previous years we will unfortunately not be able to use the meeting room on the Friday afternoon.

The hotel is closed until 15 February so please make your bookings after that date. Further details are available here


 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'.
'Problems of the French post office prior to 1849'
'West African Airmails'
'The use of the Alphée Dubois colonial stamp issue in Réunion'.