Welcome to our website! 

 

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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 over 300 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 non-members are welcome to attend any of our meetings.

See an outline of our meetings:
February 2017 here
September and October 2016's meetings here.

 

 

Information Board

  • AGM and Annual Auction

    All members are invited to the A.G.M. at the Calthorpe Arms, Grays Inn Road, London WC1 at 11.00am for an 11.30 start on Saturday May 6th 2017. The Auction will commence at 2pm.
    Please consider if you can be a Committee Member - All Postions are open. If you, or someone you know would like to be on the Committee please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.for a Nomination Form.

    Any member wishing to raise matters or put proposals to the AGM should submit them in writing to the Secretary, David Hogarth on or before 6th April.

     

  • Unsold Auction Lots

    There are a number of unsold lots from the May Auction, lot numbers are available on this site.

  • Northern Group

    The next meeting of the Northern Group will be held in June or July - details will be posted here when available.  When known, non-members are warmly welcomed to attend these meetings. 

  • Wessex Group

    The Wessex Group will meet at 10.30am on Saturday July 1st 2017 at the Scout Hall, Lower Street, Harnham, Salisbury, SP2 8HB. Non-members are warmly invited to attend this meeting.  

  • Visiting Speakers
    A 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.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.

  • Rules of the Society

    Please take the time to read the Society's Draft Rules, circulated with Journal 283, to be proposed for adoption at the AGM. Your comments and suggested amendments may be forwarded to the Secretary by post or email before the 6th April 2017.

Contact Information

General Secretary: D J Hogarth - 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: 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.
Webmaster: Jan Gane - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.