2018 Meetings

The FPHS usually meets on the second Saturday of each month, but do check our meeting dates below at the:

Union Jack Club
Sandell Street

Near Waterloo Station, London. Unless otherwise indicated, starting time is 2:00 P.M. Room opens 1 pm

For security reasons it is necessary to bring a meeting programme card with you to the meeting. If you are not a member please contact the Membership Secretary for details. Meetings will be held in the Reserved Bar Lounge (except the February and March meetings which will be held in the Gasgoine Room.

 *For reports of past meetings check out the Archived Meetings pages.

13 January 2018

All-Day meeting - The President’s Display featuring Rhodesia - Richard Berry FRPSL 

It was a great pleasure for me to give the first of my President's displays to the Society.  What I chose to display was the very first showing of my Rhodesian military collection. The collection focussed on the period 1978 to 1982 but also gave me ample opportunity to include much else.   …

3 February 2018

The John Daynes’ Plate Competition and Members’ Displays

We had six entries for this year’s competition, sadly one less than last year but we had a welcome entry from overseas - Australian member Gary Diffen.  This is an ideal opportunity to remind members overseas that they can submit good quality scans of their entry by email - all we ask is that they confirm that the material is from their own collection and that it is genuine.  …

10 March 2018

“Finland at War” with Michael Elliott FRPSL

Our President, Richard Berry FRPSL, introduced Michael Elliott FRPSL to give a display on military mails of Finland under the heading “Welcome to Finland”.  He explained that Finland was involved in three wars during the period 1939-45 as follows:

  • The Winter War which was a conflict between Finland and Russia (USSR) which lasted just three and a half months from 1939 to 1940

7 April 2018

 All Day Meeting: ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & Live Auction  (subject to sufficient lots being available)

12 May 2018

 1940: A desperate year for Britain - Jim Etherington

Our President, Richard Berry FRPSL, introduced fellow member Dr Jim Etherington FRPSL to give a display on a subject which was not going to be the usual display of forces postal history we were used to.  Rather than displaying exclusively postal history he showed how such material could be woven into telling a story within a thematic exhibit.  …

9 June 2018

 Military & Naval mail in the 19th Century  Military - Members’ Displays

Prior to the start of the meeting our President, Richard Berry FRPSL, gave a philatelic address in memory of the late Alistair Kennedy (1936-2018).


7 July 2018

 Forces mail - Post-World War Two - Members’ Displays

Well, little did I known when I was booking our meeting dates that I would be up against Sweden v England in the 2018 FIFA Football World Cup (England won by the way!), Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships, annual Pride in London Parade and the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show plus the very hot summer weather (most unusual for us)!  …

8 September 2018

 All Day Meeting: President’s Cup 9 sheet Competition (members decide the winner) and Members’ displays

Unfortunately this day proved to be not well attended for one reason or another - we had 11 members present and there were four apologies for various reasons.  Engineering works and strikes, both on the railways did not help matters !  Due to dwindling attendances we may well reduce such meetings to afternoon meetings only.  …


12th-15th September 2018 - Society Exhibition at STAMPEX

The Society, along with Civil Censorship Study Group, was invited by the Association of British Philatelic Societies (ABPS) to display at the 2018 Autumn STAMPEX to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the ending of World War One.  We put on a 30 frame display (with 15 sheets per frame that’s around 450 pages in total).  …

13 October 2018

 An all-day meeting hosted by Marcus Sherwood-Jenkins

10 November 2018

 New Acquisitions & Queries and a chat over coffee and biscuits - Members’ displays

8 December 2018

All Day Meeting: Joint meeting with the POSTAL HISTORY SOCIETY to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ending of the First World War with Members’ displays

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