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This year we marked yet another major step in the life of our Society as we celebrated the 70th anniversary of its launching in 1949. The ‘offcial’ celebration of our platinum anniversary took place after the AGM held at Charlecote on 2nd March. If you were unable to attend the celebration please free feel to pour yourself a glass of champagne and toast the Society’s health in your own armchair.
Our longest standing member George Nash (N° 30) was invited to contribute to the Journal's anniversary edition as has Bill Mitchell (N° 50), who likewise contributed an article. Bill served the Society for many years as Auction Secretary and has been a regular contributor to the Journal and this has been recognised by being presented with the Long Service Award.

Members celebratiing


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The Northern Group is also planning a 'real' meeting for 7 August – at Rotherham (location details to follow as it will be a changed venue).  1200 – 1700, commencing with pub lunch. Main display ‘Underpaid Mail’ plus members’ displays. When more details come to hand they will be advertised on the website, Should you wish more information contact Steve Ellis by email email

The Wessex Group will hold their meeting on 2 Seotember at a new venue - Tumblins, Winterborne Stickland, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 0ED where the guest speaker will be John Cowlin with his display on France’s Wars & Revolution 1664-1803. Claire will email those in the surrounding area nearer the time with
more details and costs. Claire's contact email

lot563  18 SEPTEMBER AUCTION catalogue is available here. Images are available here