Poole and Bournemouth Stamp & Postcard Club (Founded 1967)
Affiliated to the Association of British Philatelic Societies
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Car park at Upton Community Centre
and St Dunstan's Church, Upton, Poole
Club Programme for 2018-2019 Year
|September 6th||Autumn Auction|
ANNUAL STAMP FAIR, Upton 10:00am to 4:00pm (Saturday)
|September 20th||Members Displays - Emergency Services, Medicine and Health|
|October 4th||Members Displays - Open Class Topics|
|October 6th||Somerset & Dorset Federation Annual Competitions, Sherborne (Tuesday)|
|October 18th||Guests: Blandford Club visit Us|
|November 1st||Guest Graham Mark: "POWs in Britain in WW1"|
|November 15th||Winter Auction|
|December 6th||NO MEETING|
|December 20th||Christmas Event, Party Night; Members displays of anything but stamps|
|January 3rd||Members Displays - Women's Achievements; Bring + Buy/Bourse|
|January 17th||Guest Mike Houchen and Friends:|
|February 7th||Members Displays: Postcards|
|February 21st||Guest John Willows: "Collecting Postcards - Why do I and Why did I start?"|
|March 7th||Spring Auction|
|March 21st||Competition Evening - Green, Novice, Barry Proctor and John Hilton Cups, & Bill Way Shield|
|April 4th||Guests Brian Hunt: "Falkland Islands" and Bernard Paull "Alpha Romeo"|
|April 18th||Competition entries displayed and awards|
|April 20th||Ferndown Society's Annual Stamp Fair and Interclub Competition (Saturday) at the Hamworthy Club|
|May 2nd||Guest David Muscroft: "English Provincial Banknotes"|
|May 16th||Annual General Meeting, followed by social; single sheet from all|
Guest James Hooper: "Pneumatic Post in Vienna"
|June 20th||Summer Auction|
|July 4th||Members Displays - Land, Sea and Sky|
|July 18th||Guest Claire Scott: "Death by Post"|
|August 1st||Members Displays - Flora and Fauna|
|August 15th||Members Displays - V and W are for ......|
September 7th 2019
ANNUAL STAMP FAIR, Upton 10:00am to 4:00pm (Saturday)
Thursday 3 January 2019
There was a good turn-out for the first 2019 meeting, with nine members putting on displays. All admitted to having difficulty in finding interesting sets of stamps featuring Women who have made their names by Achieving great things for humanity. However, many sets from Great Britain were displayed, as were many from France, covering a broad range of art and science topics, as well as sport, royalty and entertainment. Stamps from Malta, Hungary and Tanzania also featured as did many about Coronation Street from islands around Britain.
Thursday 20 December 2018
Christmas Event, Party Night and Members' displays of anything but stamps
Over 20 members and guests attended the Christmas evening, enjoying the wide range of food and drink they had brought along. Once the meal was over Tony Arnold intoduced the Quiz portion of the evening with a "What is this?", followed by 76 pictures of items from the 1950s, though only part was shown or the pictures were from unusual angles. The winner got 44 right!! There were displays of beautiful ornate ceramic boxes, the full set of 2018 A to Z Great Britain 10p coins, fabulous model aeroplanes, buses and books on Falmouth which those present spent much time looking at.
15th November - Winter Auction
Another successful auction was held this evening, with happy sellers and buyers!
1st November 2018
Few of the Club members attending this evening expected such an expansive and detailed analysis of the life of hostile internees and prisoners of war, nor that there were 70 major camps of all descriptions with 700 work sites where the occupants were employed around the country. Graham explained that his display was mainly postal history, with many letters and postcards showing the camps and work sites, but that the theme was the story of the people involved as much as the variety of postal markings.
The period covered was from mid-1914 to January 1920 when the last of the POWs left the country. Initially German nationals who had come to England to avoid being involved in the upcoming War were given the choice to leave or be interned. However the port of departure was Folkestone but those arriving their to return to Germany were mistakenly interned. Initially they were guarded by boy scouts. However after inmate protests started, soldiers took over this duty. Graham skilfully picked out many of the camps used during this period, explaining their use, duration and the sort of work those encarcerated were deployed in. One example was at Hackney Wick where tools and parts were manufactured and then assembled to make Vickers sewing machines. There was considerable movement of personnel between camps, and some were sent overseas whilst others were brought to England. He highlighted a home in North Wales used for detaing submariner officers, their escape and futile attempts to be rescued before being caught again. He spoke of the nine prison ships, and showed mail relating to all these types of holding facilities. His last frame dispayed propaganda letters developed by the British Government and dropped over the lines in Europe.
Bob Small kindly gave the vote of thanks, for an exceptional display, and the Chairman presented Graham with a certificate and bottle of wine.
Guests: Blandford Club visit Us
Two members of the Blandford Forum and District Stamp Club visited us this evening, each giving a 90 sheet display on his chosen subject. Patrick Reeves, Club Secretary, started with Channel Islands as his topic, concentrating initially on the early stamps of Guernsey. He showed us a range of the 1d and 2d values from the Third Anniversary of Liberation issue, with its various watermarks, and plate flaws, its use in Guernsey and the eight authorised post offices on the mainland.
Members Displays - Open Class Topics
Mike Trickett opened the evening with a wide range of postal items about Paris, including a humorous postcard, old postcards, letters, covers, stamps and two fake postcards. Also included were some rarely found Tuck postcards of the City. Rick Wilmott followed with an exploration of space travel, including some now very hard to find items, including authenticated signature covers, and cancellations relating the Rusian space exploration. Mike Houchen's theme was Rescue at Sea and he presented two frames of stamps, covers, labels, advertising sheets, etc. from countries all round the world collected mainly on one of his trips. Ken Parrott displayed stamp issues from Malta from 1860 to 1951 including the perforated Specimen issues from 1930. A range of different-facing watermarks was included. Chris Wheeler displayed two frames illustrating the achievements of Isambard Kingdom Brunel with a range of philatelic and non-philatelic items. Finally we were delighted to have Bryan Cribb's display of postard scenes covering the unusually seen views of villages in Dorset, a tiny part of his massive collection.
Thursday 20 September 2018
Mike Houchen began the evening with three sheets covering the history of the RNLI on stamps, postcards and charts, closing with some covers from Lundy designed by one of the Club's previous members. Ken Parrott followed with a range of covers from various countries, each showing different aspects of healthcare and sickness prevention. Also included were stamps from round the world on medical themes,including some charity stamps, such as those from New Zealand. Chris Wheeler put up two frames of covers, some with letters and inserts, addressed to or from hospitals around the world used in general correspondence or commemorating their anniversaries. After the break, Michael Mawdsley displayed a range of stamps on medical issues from many countries, including the non-descript 8c Canada example below. Alan King concentrated on the first French Red Cross issues of 1914 and the orphan issues from 1917, and also sets of New Zealand Health stamps from 1929 to 1969. Finally MikeTrickett displayed a wide range of postcards and stamps covering many health-related topics including Finland's first Red Cross issues, and a set from Greece.
Saturday 8th September, 2018
The Annual Stamp Fair took place with a steady flow of visitors throughout the day. Some buyers and dealers were very satisfied with the day's results, and the seven raffle prize winners returned home with happy smiles!
6th September 2018 - Autumn Auction
Although the number of participants was lower than usal, there was active bidding throughout the evening, and many attendees went away with heavy hauls of purchases, much to the sellers' relief! The new display layout was most successful.. Well done yet again to the auctioneer, his helpers and the accountants!
To see reports from meetings since 1 November 2012, please click here
Thursday 17 January 2019 Three Members Displays on Lundy, French Postcards and Space
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.
Secretary:- Michael Mawdsley, email: email@example.com
or Mike Houchen:- 01202 622873 (Local, Upton)
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