DECEMBER 2019

J291 Dec Page156Avis de receptionAvis de réception - France and Colonies’ a website exhibit by non-member Professor David Handelman from Ottawa informs us that he has been preparing, country by country, exhibits on the subject of post-GPU/UPU worldwide AR (avis de réception) also known as advice of delivery, double registered, return receipt, acknowledgment of receipt etc). This stunning collection was posted in August* of this year on an exhibit website hosted by American collector and publisher Richard Frajola who lives in Taos, New Mexico. It is indeed an extraordinary collection and will be of interest to all collectors of France and the French Colonies but especially to those who study postal rates. https://www.rfrajola.com/DH2019/DH17.pdf  It is highly recommended viewing.
In addition, David invites you to download his 122 page book on AR mail http://www.rfrajola.com/DH2019/1ar.pdf, which is a continuing project dealing with worldwide AR and gives an overview of the subject and covers a wide range of countries. David would love to hear from anyone who can offer corrections and additions for updated versions of his exhibits. He can be contacted by email
Shown above: 1904 distinctive Indochina AR form franked with 10c Type Dubois paying AR fee returned under cover via Singapore to Saigon.
*: Following on from successful purchases in the recent Spink sale of Ed Grabowski’s collections David has updated his exhibit which will be posted on the website later this month. For a full review by Mick Bister see our Journal #29

 

LA PHILATÉLIE, TÉMOIN DE L’HISTOIRE - AN INVALUABLE WEBSITE
Be warned: clear your desk, feed the dog and put the children to bed well before starting to explore, for if you have the slightest interest in France and/or its colonies Michael Round guarantees you will still be there hours later, Click here for the Website.

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We regret to inform members that John Allison died recently - funeral arrangements and details on contacting the family are available from Chris Hitchen

ZOOM MEETINGS

The next Zoom meeting is on 13 February 2024 -with Mick Bister’s the ‘50c issue of 1929’.

Notice was given in the December 2023 Journal number 303.that the Annual General Meeting of the France & Colonies Philatelic Society will take place at the Charlecote Pheasant Hotel, Charlecote, CV35 9EW (during the Annual Philatelic Weekend) at 9.20 am on Friday 8 March 2024.  Minutes of the 2023 annual General Meeting were distributed within the August 2023 Journal - number 302. The AGM itself generally takes just over half an hour. The rest of the weekend is all about meeting your fellow members, acquisition of material, gaining knowledge, and especially enjoyment.