Philately in the Bournemouth Area

Somerset and Dorset Philatelic Federation


Somerset & Dorset
Philatelic Federation



This Federation is affiliated to the ABPS where details of other Federations, Events, Judging and Exhibition Seminars
and a myriad of information can be found


President:- Richard Stroud (01278 782235)
Vice President:- Les Berry (01297 32248)
Vice President:- James Hooper (01935 424043)
Vice President:- Ken Ramsey (01305 786661)
Chairman:-Mike Breward (0117 9567893)
Vice-Chairman:- Open
Secretary:- Carol Turner (01643 704128)
Treasurer:- Roger Marsh (01935 814367)
Competitions Secretary:- James Hooper (01935 42443)
Quiz Master:- Mike Welch

Events and Activities

(To see the reports on events from 2014 to 2017, please click here)

2018 and 2019

48th Annual General Meeting
This was held at 2pm on Saturday 17 November 2018 at Taunton Stamp Exhibition & Fair, St James' Hall, Taunton

Committee Meeting
The next Meeting will be held at the Michael Hale Fair at Westfield United Reform Church Hall, West Street, Bridgwater on Saturday 13 April 2019 at 2.00pm

Federation Quiz Meeting - 2019
The Federation Inter-Club Quiz will be held on Thursday 23 May, 2019 at Westfield United Reform Church Hall, West Street, Bridgwater. (Taunton were last year's winners (see report below).
Clubs can send teams of up to 4 members and supporters. Entries should be sent to the Secretary Mrs Elizabeth Higgins, 60 Willoughby Road, Bridgwater, TA6 7NA, 01278 459378 by Saturday 18 May.
(Quiz master: Mike Welch, retiring 2019 and then for two years Peter Hardie)

Federation Quiz Meeting - 2019
The 2019 Federation Inter-Club Quiz will be held in Bridgwater on Thursday 23 May

Federation Competitions - 2018
The 2018 Competitions were held courtesy of the Yeovil & District Philatelic Society on
on Saturday 6 October 2018.

Setting up the frames

Federation Competitions - 2019
The 2019 Competitions will be held by the Bridport at Loaders Village Hall, New Street Lane, Loaders, Bridport DT6 3SA
on Saturday 28 September 2019. Entries to be presented by 14 September 2019

Competition Rules - click here for the 2018 Rules which will apply to 2019

Purbeck Club
Sadly to report that the Purbeck Club closed on Tuesday 12 June 2018

Dorchester and Weymouth Club
Sadly to report that this club also closed in mid-2018


Federation Member Clubs, Programmes and Speakers List

List of Member Clubs and their Contacts

Member Clubs 2017-2018 Programmes

Member Clubs 2018-2019 Programmes

Somerset & Dorset Federation Speakers List


Report and Results of the
Somerset and Dorset Philatelic Federation Quiz Night,
24 May 2018

Do you know what stamps were used in Albania before 1913, or where Cape of Good Hope stamps
overprinted ‘G.W.’ were used, or the subject of Guernsey’s first commemorative set in 1969? If
the answer to any of this is “yes” then you need to consider organising a team to enter the
Federation’s annual quiz. This year it was hosted by Yeovil Society and contested by Bridgewater,
Poole, Yeovil and Taunton Clubs. Teams of four people were put through five rigorous rounds of
ten questions per round, with the marks being posted up after every round. It quickly became
apparent that Bridgewater and Taunton were going to fight it out for first place, with Taunton
the eventual winner.
Yeovil club were most hospitable, providing tea and coffee on arrival and a cold buffet after the
quiz. Our thanks go to them and all the organisers for a most entertaining evening.
(And for those who want to know these things, the answers posed in the first sentence above are
Turkey, Griqualand West and Sir Isaac Brock).

Bridgwater 3.5 8.3 5.5 5 3 25.3
Poole 1.5 8 2 4 2 17.5
Taunton 6 7.25 6 7 5 31.25
Yeovil 1 4.3 0 2 3.5 11
Question Master and Score Keeper The Taunton and Bridgwater Teams The Poole Team The Winners, Taunton, receiving the Award

(Wendy Buckle)


Results of the
2018 Somerset and Dorset Philatelic Federation Competition (Sherborne)

Class A Open 1st: J F Roe Lilac and Green and Other Colours Bridport
  2nd: D Bowman New Zealand Internal Airmail. The Experimental Years 1930-1932 Yeovil
  3rd:T J Hooper Austria 1850-1861, Stamp issues and useage Yeovil
Class B General 1st: B Paull Poland Municipal Post 1915-1919 Bridport
  2nd: F R Blackah British Occupation and Administration 1914-1951 Bridport
  3rd: C Turner Waterlow & Sons Ltd (The Printers) Minehead
Class C Postal History 1st: M Breward Eritrea, Italian POW mail 1941 - 1946 Bristol
  2nd: B Paull Warsaw City Post - Local handstamps 1916 - 1918 Bridport
  3rd: W Buckle Latvia Postage dues Poole & Bournemouth
Class D Thematic 1st: S Page The Osprey, its life and migration Bridport
  2nd: F R Blackah The Arabian and Bactrian Camels Bridport
  3rd: D Bryant Birds of Hampshire Yeovil
Class E Juniors No entries    
Class F Air Mail 1st: B Hunt Development of the American Airmail System Bridport
  2nd: T J Hooper Austria's First Airmail Service Yeovil
  3rd: B Paulle Poland by Air in the 1920s Bridport
Class G Postcards 1st: F R Blakah "LL" Postards Views of the Suez Canal Bridport
  2nd: B Paulle Loder's Village Life "A Peep in the Past" Bridport
  3rd: S Page A Walk Round Canterbury Cathedral Bridport


(To see the reports on events in 2014, 2015 and 2016, please click here)


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Last updated 29 March 2018