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In 1949, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the first French postage stamp, a group of British philatelists set up a pioneering  specialist  philatelic society devoted to the study of the stamps of France and the then French Empire. From small beginnings, the France and Colonies Philatelic Society now unites about 370 collectors in Britain and overseas in the many and varied delights of the stamps and postal history of la Francophonie.

The Society provides an extensive programme of meetings in several locations, holds an annual Philatelic Weekend, publishes a well regarded and authoritative Journal and series of monographs as well as several more extensive specialist philatelic books, and operates two thriving exchange packets and an Auction. It is a friendly and informal group to which new members are always made most welcome.

 

 

 

Information Board

  • London Group

    The London Group will meet at the Calthorpe Arms, Grays Inn Road, London WC1 at 6.30pm on Wednesday 19 February 2014. However, the content of the meeting has unfortunately had to be changed from that announced on the programme card. Full details will be published as soon as possible.

     

  • Northern Group

    The Northern Group will meet at 2.00pm on Saturday 9 March 2014 at Heaton Royds, Bradford, courtesy of Stephen & Judith Holder, when George Barker will display the Inter War Years..

     

  • Wessex Group

    The Wessex Group will meet at 10.00 for 10.30am on Saturday 28 June 2014 at the Scout Hall, Lower Street, Harnham, Salisbury, when the main displays will be given by Ingrid Swinburn on World War II mail and by Peter Todd on France from his collection.

     

  • Southern Group

    The Southern Group has regularly met at the East Worthing Community Centre, Pages Lane, East Worthing, for the past 33 years, but has now ceased to exist.

    Colin Spong, the Organiser, had previously announced his intention to hand over the reins, but it appears that nobody so far has offered to take on the task.

    If any member in the Southern area feels willing and able to revive this group, please contact Colin Spong or the General Secretary Peter Kelly.

  • Notice to Secretaries of other Philatelic Societies

    A number of our members are available to give displays based on French or French colonial material covering a wide variey of subjects. If this is of interest to you please contact our Secretary so that we can discuss with you whether we have a member living in your area and if so the type of display he or she can give.

    Any of our members who do display to other societies do so on a personal basis. Thus, any arrangements made with one of our members - and this includes the question of any transport costs if applicable - are made independently of this Society.

     

  • Charlecote Weekend 2014

    We are delighted to announce that the Annual Philatelic Weekend will take place this year at the Charlecote Pheasant Hotel from Friday 14 March to Sunday 16 March, with the same prices and terms as last year.

  • Auction

    Members should note that the prices realised in the February 2014 auction as well as images of eight interesting lots to be included in the May 2014 auction (taking place after the AGM) are now available to view in the Auction section of this website.

Contact Information

General Secretary: P R A Kelly, Malmsy House, Church Road, Leigh Woods, Bristol BS8 3PG - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Membership Secretary: P S Watkins, Wardgate Cottage, Hulland Ward, Ashbourne DE6 3EE - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
President: J C West - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Treasurer: C J Hitchen - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Journal Editor: H Fisher - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Auction Secretary: S R Ellis - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.