Poole and Bournemouth Stamp & Postcard Club (Founded 1967)

Affiliated to the Association of British Philatelic Societies

and

The Somerset & Dorset Philatelic Federation


Meetings are held at 7:30pm on the first and third Thursday of each month at the Upton Community Centre,
Poole Road, Upton, Poole BH16 5JA (see map at bottom of page)

To contact the Publicity Officer e-mail chriswheeler07@btinternet.com

 

Car park at Upton Community Centre
and St Dunstan's Church, Upton, Poole

 

 

Club Programme for 2017-2018 Year

2017  
   

September 7th

September 9th

50th Anniversary Evening - Special Inter-club event from 7:30pm

ANNUAL STAMP FAIR, Upton 10:00am to 4:00pm (Saturday)

September 21st Members Displays -World Peace
September 26th Somerset & Dorset Federation Annual Competitions, Wells (Tuesday)
October 5th Autumn Auction
October 19th S, T and U are for ..............
November 2nd Guest Phillip Olds: "Indian States"
November 16th Members Displays - 50 years ago, anything relating to 1967, our Founding Year
December 7th Winter Auction
December 21st Christmas Social & displays of anything but stamps
2018  
January 4th Members: Sporting records, achievements; competitions; pleasure boating
January 18th Members Displays: Explorers and Discovery
February 1st Guest Michael Elliott: "Aspects of Finnish Postal History"
February 15th Members Displays: Postcards
March 1st Spring Auction
March 15th Competition Evening - Green, Novice, Barry Proctor and John Hilton Cups, & Bill Way Shield
April 5th Members Displays - Speed, transport, safety
April 14th Ferndown Society's Annual Stamp Fair and Interclub Competition (Saturday)
April 19th Competition entries displayed and awards; Members Displays: Fashion (first half silent)
May 3rd Members Displays - Gems, gemstones, mining; Discussion on Competitions
May 17th Annual General Meeting, followed by social; Displays on anything but stamps
June 7th

Members Displays - Religion, time, time zones

June 14th We visit Blandford Club
June 21st Summer Auction
July 6th Guest Christine Earle: "Open Philately" and "They also served - the Women of WWII"
July 19th Members Displays - Weapons, military
August 2nd Members Displays - Science and inventions
August 16th Guest Albert Jackson: "Poland at War"

September 8th 2018

ANNUAL STAMP FAIR, Upton 10:00am to 4:00pm (Saturday)

 

Meeting Reports

Thursday 17th May 2018 - AGM

A positive set of reports from Committee Members reassured members that the Club was on a sound footing after its 50 years in existence. Memories of the Anniversary Events was recounted. Mike Trickett received the 2018 Chairman's Award at the meeting in recognition of his contribution to the Programme, the Competitions and the Fair planning. Several members brought along non-philatelic items, noteably Rick Wilmot with his set of Russian buttons, Alan King with his childhood collection of cigarette cards, Mike Tricket with a 1920s Post Office balance and Maxine and Robin Humphries with several original paintings of their previous home environment in Tanzania and the Rift Valley. The meeting closed with plenty of refreshments including a 50th Anniversary cake.

Order of the Patriotic War 1st Class View over the Rift Valley, Tanzania 1920s Post Office Balance with letter weight charges on the plate
Will's Cigarette Card from the 'What to do in the War' Series Mike cutting the cake with Teresa beaming encouragement

(chris wheeler)

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Thursday 3 May 2018
Gems, Gemstones and Mining

Chris Wheeler opened the eveining with a frame of stamps, miniature sheets and postcards from round the world illustrating the mining process from prospecting, to training schools, extraction, processing, transport and the fininshed product. Michael Mawdsley followed with a selection of stamps showing the Coronation Regalia, Gem stamps on cover, some interesting hologram stamps from Australia, and the Cyprus copper mine. MikeTrickett showed a postcard promoting Ireland as the "Emerald Gem", then some stamps from France illustrating various aspect of mining, a jewelry exhibition, and a 1952 stamp from the Netherlands. The last display was by Nicole Chattlain who put up a series of cards featuring women with their jewelry from Tunisia and Algeria. Finally Maxine Humphries gave a short talk about the mining she and her husband had witnessed whilst living in Tanzania and India, referring especially to the open cast mine near the Rift Valley in Malawi.

Postcard showing Gems from Tunisia $1.20 Australia stamp showing a diamond in holograph form Postcard promoting Ireland as the Emerald Gem! Australia stamp from the Living Together series - Mining the Largest Nugget

(chris wheeler)

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Thursday 19th April 2018
Competition entries displayed and awards; Members Displays: Fashion (first half silent)

The evening began with a display of the Competition entries from the last meeting and congratulations to Wendy Buckle for winning the Peter Owden Trophy for the best entry at the Ferndown Interclub Competition on 14 April. Ray Saunders was also congratulated for his entry in that Competition, representing the Club which came third overall.

After the awards for the Poole Club Competition on 15 March were given out, there was a members display on the topic of Fashion. Nicole Chattlain began with a frame of beautiful 1920s glamour cards, which everyone thought were stunning. Mike Tricket followed with a frame containing single 25 year old ladies in their French Fashion outfits including hats as worn on St Catherine's Day. English fashion ladies followed and he closed with a set of five items showing how redeeming items sent with postage due had changed over the years, from attached postage due stamps to yellow labelsto postcards containing instructions as to how to collect the item or pay for it over the internet. Don Trowsdale had put together a cornucopia of GB stamps illustrating how the Royal Mail had used fashions of the day as images on their stamps issues, fashions including traditions, uniforms, fishing flies,and music groups. He included two postcards one of the oldest working postbox, and one of a postbox in Ceylon, converted from a torpedo.

Chris Wheeler put up a frame of stamps illustrating how trends in architectural design had changed over the years in countries around the world, using the materials available on location, and architectural trends such as eco friendly considerations. Religious and Post Office buildings had separate sections. Mike Houchen displayed clothing fashions on stamps from Austria, and then a frame of postcards on the subject of Safety at Sea, which he was unable to display at the last meeting.

Safety at Sea - RNLI, pre-1974 Wendy receiving her Certificate Ray receiving his Cup
The oldest working postbox The torpedo convertedto a postbox in Ceylon St Catherine's Day maxicard, France
Glamour card, playing golf Glamour card, dress and music score Glamour card, dress and music score

(chris wheeler)

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Thursday 5th April 2018
Members Displays - Speed, transport, safety

Seventeen members, including one for the first time,attended this evening’s meeting, which started with Tony Arnold’s miscellany of subjects on the three themes, including Sammy Miller and his motorcycle museum near New Milton. A further miscellany of mainly postcards covering trams, the railway, hovercraft, water buses, the Malta trains which ran from 1883 to 1931 followed, explained by Ken Parrott.  Rick Willmott then displayed full sheets of German Railways stamps issued from 1880 to 1884, with labels showing the routes the particular trains travelled; cancelled stamps in a folder of the Trans-European Express and some ships on cover with excellent cancellations.  Paul Edwards put up an well-written-up display of steam locomotives from around the world.  Only starting collecting last year, this was an excellent first display which all members found most interesting.  Argentina’s 5-year plan, early Canadian locomotives, and the Puffing Billy form Melbourne, recently in the news, formed part of the display. Don Trowsdale showed us some bicycle and motorcycle covers followed by ships that were used on Antarctic Expeditions, and finally a range of individual items on the subject of Safety, including the Swordfish aircraft which was bale to attack enemy ships, flying very low beneath the firing line of the ships’ guns.
During the second half of the evening Chris Wheeler put up three frames of Royal Mail advertising posters which most members had not seen before, and then an unusual display of the railway accident and recovery of the Amey Roadstone ballast train with its Class 56 locomotive at Haywards Heath, by Peter Money who was responsible for the recovery and restoration of the track, ended the most varied and interesting evening.

Postcard of the Madeira Hill Railway and Toboggan Run FDC of the Cycle Industry Commemoration Sammy Miller with some of his motorcycle collection
Malta Railway FDC Two of the GDR Railway Route Stamp Sheets Stamp Argentina' 5-Year Plan, 1951
Two fot he Australia Heritage Railway stamps Two Royal Mail Publicity Posters Recovery of the Class 56 Locomotive underway

(chris wheeler)

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Thursday 15th March - Competition Evening
Green Cup, Novice Cup, Harry Parsons Shield, The Thematic Cup, Barry Proctor Cup, John Hilton Trophy
and the overall Bill Way Shield

There were eight entries this evening, three were judged by visiting Judge, Albert Jackson, the others by Club members. The results and overall winner of the Bill Way Shield are in the tables below. After completing his work, Albert again reminded Club members that Competitions were a key part in the life of any Philatelic group, helping participants to really concentrate on the parts of their collections wort developing and writing up.

Green Cup
(General/Traditional)

Harry Parsons Shield
(Postal History)
Thematic Cup Barry Proctor Cup
(Postcards)
John Hilton Trophy
(modern Covers)
Novice
1 2 2 2 1 0

Entries judged by Albert Jackson

  Name Subject Points Award
Green Cup        
1st Ray Saunders The Forerunners of Great Britain's self-adhesive Postage Stamps 79 SILVER
Harry Parsons Shield        
1st Wendy Buckle Latvia Postage Dues 84 GOLD
2nd Rick Wilmot French Occupied Zone after World War II 72 SILVER
The Thematic Cup        
1st Chris Wheeler 150 Years of the London Underground 65 SILVER
2nd Mike Houchen Inland Lighthouses 58 SILVER

Entries judged by Club Members

Barry Proctor Cup (Postcards)    
1st Chris Wheeler London Underground
2nd Mike Trickett Colehill
John Hilton Trophy (Modern Covers)    
1st Chris Wheeler Covers from the Scottish Isles
Bill Way Shield (Overall Position)    
1st Chris Wheeler 150 Years of the London Underground
2nd Wendy Buckle Latvia Postage Dues
3rd Ray Saunders The Forerunners of Great Britain's self-adhesive Postage Stamps
4th Rick Wilmot French Occupied Zone after World War II
5th MikeTrickett Colehill
6th Chris Wheeler London Underground
7th Chris Wheeler Covers from the Scottish Isles
8th Mike Houchen Inland Lighthouses

Going forward to the Ferndown Interclub Competition on 8 April

Postal History Wendy Buckle Latvia Postage Dues
Traditional Ray Saunders The Forerunners of Great Britain's self-adhesive Postage Stamps

(wendy buckle and chris wheeler)

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Thursday 1st March - Spring Auction

Cancelled due the "Beast from the East"

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Thursday 15 February 2018
Members Displays: Postcards

Mike Houchen opened the evening with a frame of postcards of local scenes of a century ago, with matching photographs taken in 2011, for comparison.  His second frame was of postcards from New Zealand, sent back to England whilst overseas, by his mother.  Matching stamps were on each exhibit.  Rob Wilmott followed with an array of postcards showing local scenes, and an unusual midget postcard of Miss Mabel Love in her younger days! He closed with a Ham Radio card. Malta was Ken Parrott’s theme, starting with some British and Irish cards that were valid for use in Malta until the 1950s.  A Field Post Office card was displayed, and some postcards posted from Malta with French and Greek stamps.  A set of 24 postcards featuring preserved single decker buses concluded his presentation, which was followed by a collection of postcards sent to Michael Mawdsley by friends and family from various parts of France.  Tony Arnold produced a three-frame collection on various themes, including Penguin Book covers, Valentine, Films, Advertising, Saucy Seaside, Railway stamp reproductions on postcards and finally a collection of British Butterflies.
After the break, Nicole Chattlain displayed a frame of excellently preserved postcards from Europe, sent to her great uncle by various friends, which like Michael Mawdsley’s display had a special personal touch.  Finally, Chris Wheeler put up a frame of modern Love Heart cards and a frame of Art Nouveau postcards from the 1890s.

Lytchett Village, 1905 St Aldelm's Church, Lytchett Heath Midget Postcard of Miss Mabel Love Rare Field Service Postcard, Malta 1916
Postcard "Received from H M Ship, No Charge to be Raised" Family Postcard from La Rochelle New Zealand Postcard with matching stamp, from Arthur's Point, Otago Le Boulevard des Italiens, Paris
Salon de S Juan, Barcelona Tony Arnold's extensive three frame display

(chris wheeler)

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Thursday 1 February 2018
Guest Michael Elliott: "Aspects of Finnish Postal History"

Michael introduced his talk with an outline of the political and military history of Finland from 1939 to 1945 which fell into four eras.  These were described in detail through his amazing display of the postal history items he put up for club members to study.  Starting with the period 1939 to 1940, when Russia invaded eastern Finland and occupied the area, a selection of postal items was shown.
Strangely, this started with the establishment to the Forces Postal Service in 1937 (in anticipation of what was to come).  Various covers, showing various aspects of their service during the Russian invasion were shown, including a cover sent to the Football Association in England by a British football reporter who had been sent to Finland as all games had been cancelled in Britain due to the harsh winter of 1939-40.  There were several examples of returned covers, sent to army bases, but by the time they reached the bases the border had moved and the Camps had gone.
As Finland had no established Allies during this period, Swedish and Danish volunteers cane to their aid, and they in turn established their own postal services, with many fine examples being shown, using various letter sheets, and postal rates, including freepost stamps.  One of the most precious examples displayed was a British Volunteer Mail letter sent back to Britain by a member of the crew of a fire engine sent to Finland to assist in reducing the war damage.
1940 saw the Treaty of Moscow when an Interim Peace was established, but this did not last long as within a few months Finland decided it wanted its land back and the Continuation War commenced, however Russia re-invaded with the Germans in 1944, taking the eastern part of Finland again and evicting all the population, destroying everything as they advanced.  However due to other political pressures, the tide changed and the occupying forces were themselves evicted during late 1944 and 1945 in the Lapland War, leading to an eventual Peace.  So many unique examples of the postal history of the time, with cancellations, misdirections, redirections, censorship, sad letters of lost families and property, special interim postal arrangements, and even dealer fraud were displayed.
Michael was thanked by the Chairman for his very lucid and fascinating talk, which all those present endorsed.

10 March 1937 - Postcard from the Army Staff HQ during the Mobilisation Period Use of a Bisect during the Continuation War period, 20 March 1940, with cachet "Last Post from Hanko" Postcard to UK Football Association, with Finland stamp, 1940
30 July 1940 letter from the London Fire Brigade to the nine London Fire Brigade Volunteers in Finland - Rare Letter from England during the Interim Peace period, undelivered and returned to sender, "Postal Service Suspended" Postcard from Swedish Volunteer to his homeland 20 February 1943 during the Winter War
Returned letter from a Finnish Girl to a German Soldier during the Continuation War period, 1 June 1942 Parcel card to a Corporal in Kpk No 6, dated 27 November 1944, during the Lapland War Example of freepost mail using stamps, addressed just to the Name and Unit Number, during the Lapland War

(chris wheeler)

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Thursday 18 January 2018
Explorers and Discovery

The evening started with Mike Houchen’s display featuring articles, photos, cards and stamps from various countries showing the Christopher Columbus monument located in Santo Domingo Este, Dominican Republic, which was started in 1852 and completed in 1992.  He closed with two pages of worldwide stamps featuring Columbus.  Mike Trickett followed with Scientists, Inventors and Explorers featured on stamps from France, all with clear annotations.  Among them were the better-known names like Madame Curie and Ampere, but René Laennec who invented the stethoscope in 1815 was also featured.  Several colourful FDCs were included in the display.  Rick Wilmott drew on his extensive collection, taking us around the world with philatelic material featuring Captain Cook, Darwin, space exploration, and several rarely seen exhibits such as those of the Russian Arctic and Antarctic explorers, closing with a postcard featuring the 175th anniversary of the birth of the Russian activist, Peter Protopkin who participated in several geological expeditions in Siberia in the 1860s and 1870s, and who has never featured on his homeland’s stamps.  Chris Wheeler used a wide range of Australian Antarctic Territory stamps to trace the life and exploration of Sir Douglas Mawson on the Nimrod Expedition, and then his own Australasian Expedition finding the Magnetic South Pole.
Finally, Tony Arnold described his two frame open philately exhibit which included photos, articles, stamps and FDCs of many of the world’s famous explorers, scientists and inventors, starting with Sir Francis Younghusband who was the first to explore Tibet and meet the Dalai Lama. He is buried locally in Lytchett Minster.  Darwin, Shackleton, Wallace, Einstein, Newton, Columbus, Cook, The Pilgrim Fathers and the Vikings were amongst those included in the display.  Tony closed with some recent newspaper articles about 2018 GB stamp issues such as the Game of Thrones and Dad’s Army.

Dominican Republic set featuring the Christopher Columbus lighthouse and memorial Bolivia miniature sheet commemorating 500 years since Columbus discovered America Two France stamps featuring Jacques Callot, baroque printmaker, draftsmanand etcher
FDC featuring Gaston Plante, inventor of the lead-acid battery FDC featuring Joseph Lister, pioneero of antiseptic surgery Postcard featuring Russian activist, Peter Protopkin
Tony Arnold's Extensive Display

(chris wheeler)

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Thursday 4 January 2018
Sporting records, achievements; competitions; pleasure boating

The New Year started with contributions from many members. Most chose aspects of the various Olympic Games held over the years, with stamps featuring specific aspects of their production. Rick Wilmot showed the Australian 2000 sheets, followed by a set of very interesting covers commemorating women chess champions. Mike Houchen followed by using the very recently issued miniature sheet and its accompanying posters and promotion material "The Great Kiwi Road Trip", which had several pleasure boating scenes included. Don Trowsdale featured the Great Britain 2012 Olympics, as did Ken Parott, who also included the Smiler Sheets from 2009 to 2011, (now listed in a separate section of the SG Catalogue). Mike Trickett showed stamps from the Greece 1896 Olymics, and some later issues from Greece, France and Finland. Chris Wheeler closed with a frame of stamps showing all aspects of pleasure boating - the Royal Yachts, canoeing, windsurfing, power boating, rowing, yacht racing and finally some promotional labels from Nestle and Evinrude.

Cover marking the Second Yugoslav Workers Open Chess Championship Great Britain - Gold Medal Winner stamp - Josef Craig Great Britain ex booklet strips from July 2010 3rd issue
Australia Gold Olympic Winner sheet, 2000 Olympics First modern Olympics, Greece, 1896 - commemorative stamp issue New Zealand "The Great Kiwi Road Trip", with pleasure boating scenes

(chris wheeler)

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Thursday 21 December 2017
Christmas Social & displays of anything but stamps

There was a good turn-out for this year's Christmas Social. Mnay members brought along non philatelic items for display, including a collection of national flags, two very old East African wooden family pieces, a collection of Barclays ties from South Africa, a large format 1959 Reminiscent Annual and a collection of banknotes from travels around the world. Many members also brought festive fare, and items for the raffle. Following the meal, everyone took part in the game of identifying 28 items in cotton bags, ranging from a toothbrush, to a drain cover, which Tony Arnold had devised. This was most avidly pursued and enjoyed. The winner achieved 26 correct answers and was awarded by drawing the first raffle ticket. A great evening!!

Getting set up for the evening
The table and displays Bank Notes from Round the World
1967 singles Members actively identifying the secret objects

(Chris Wheeler)

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Thursday 16 November 2017
Members Displays - 50 years ago, anything relating to 1967, our Founding Year

This evening the theme was 1967, our Founding Year. Nine members put up displays,two of them displaying for the first time. With such a narrow subject, there was bound to be some overlap and repetition. In summary:-

Mike Trickett began with an unpaid, surcharged postcard from France to England with an unexplained 20/60 To Pay marking on it; a full set of the 1967 France stamps; stamps from 1967 from Lundy, Finland and Greece. Alan King followed with the 1967 Machin issues, including full sheets, varieties, phosphor bands andcolour hues. Michael Mawdsley also put up some 1967 Machin issues, and a range of commemorative released that year or shortly afterwards,but commemorating 1967 events, such as the launch of the QEII and the Opening of the Liverpool Cathedral. Also included were the last £sd and first $c issues from New Zealand, and the final issue from Yemen. MikeHouchen showed British 1967 commemoratives and covers; the complete 1967 set from Australia and Austria; the block of four RSPCA stamps from Lundy in their four languages, isssued follwing the Torey Canyon disaster. Rick Wilmot concentrated on Yugoslavia, with the full Tito definitive set and all the commemoratives from that year, with themes of flowers, fables, Boris Becker and one in particular of the 16th century bridge. Tony Arnold represented three different people in his displays, the first from member Fred Hoare who could not be present, then two frames of material relating to the Six Day War in 1967 on behalf of his wife, and then his own display of two frames covering a wide range of topics and material relating to events and personalities from 1967 with local connections, closing with the final edition of the Boys Own magazine. Linda Westwood showed us a photograph takenwhen she was at boarding school in Oxted, and two stamp albums which she started in 1967.

Following a lengthy break, whilst all this material was looked at and discussed, Ken Parrott displayed a range of stamps and covers from Malta, including one with all four of the 1967 Postage Due stamps on it; covers issued for Christmas 1967 with stamps issued from the set on different dates; and the last non-phosphor stamp booklet. Chris Wheeler closed the evening with two competition entries showing covers demonstrating various philatelic aspects from Great Britain, and then Worldwide.

Surcharged postcard from France to England, 1967 The last GB non-phosphor stamp booklet, 1967 1967 Certificate of Posting, GB
The block of four Lundy stamps from 1967, in four languages The Yugoslavia definitive Tito issue of 1967 The 16th Century Memed Pasa Sokolovic Bridge of Visegard across the Drina River, issued in 1967
Centenary cover from Gympie, Queensland from 1967 Linda's school photo from 1967 The set of four Postage Due stamps issed by Maltain 1967 on cover

(chris wheeler)

 

 

 



To see reports from meetings since 1 November 2012, please click here


 

Future Meetings

Thursday 7 June
Members Displays - Religion, time, time zones

The Club meets at the Upton Community Centre (next to St Dunstan's Church) in the evenings of the first and third Thursdays of the month at 7.15pm for 7.30pm.
Annual membership subscription is £6. For further details please contact:

Secretary:- Michael Mawdsley, email: michael.p.mawdsley@gmail.com

or Mike Houchen:- 01202 622873 (Local, Upton)


 

 

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