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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 340 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 15 April 2015 when Mick Bister will display Marianne de Muller and Marianne de Cheffer.

     

  • Society Library

    We are extremely saddened to have to announce the death of our longstanding Librarian George Barker. For lack of a suitable successor and venue we are now having to dispose of the books and magazines. Full details of the possibility for members to acquire some of these by auction have been announced in the Journal an auction list distributed to members.

  • Northern Group

    The Northern Group meeting at 2.00pm on Saturday 7 March 201 at Heaton Royds, Bradford has unfortunately had to be cancelled at the last minute because of personal circumstances. Stephen Holder apologises and says he hopes to organise a replacement meeting in May. The next scheduled meeting will be the traditional Bastille Day commemoration on Saturday 11 July 2015.

  • Wessex Group

    The Wessex Group will meet at 10.00 for 10.30am on Saturday 21 February 2015 at the Scout Hall, Lower Street, Harnham, Salisbury, when the main displays will be given by Mike Berry on Ballons Montés and the Ile de Ré and by Peter Todd on French Classics.

     

  • 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 2015

    We are delighted to announce that the Annual Philatelic Weekend will take place this year at the same venue, the Charlecote Pheasant Hotel, from Friday 13 March to Sunday 15 March 2015. Details have been distributed to members with the Journal.

  • Auction

    Members should note that the prices realised in the November 2014 auction as well as images of six interesting lots in the February 2015 auction 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.
President: S R Ellis - 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 & Webmaster: M S Tyler - 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.