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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, operates a magazine circuit, two thriving exchange packets and three postal Auctions a year. It is a friendly and informal group to which non-members are welcome to attend any of our meetings.


 SEPTEMBER AUCTION CATALOGUE AVAILABLE HERE
lot122 for front pageThe September (Autumn) Auction catalogue is now available on line. A selection of lots has now been uploaded, with some interesting items in the various special postal history sections. It’s taken Steve a fair amount of time to sort the lots into order & type the catalogue - so please take the time to look through it carefully. There’s something for everyone.
 


General Data Protection Regulations 
The Society is required by law to comply with the new General Data Protection Regulations which came into force from 25 May 2018. Please read the Society’s policy and return your consent form as instructed if you haven't already done so. Read more


Join our Philatelic Forum
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Excerpts of Journals:
Chère Maman – A Sailor’s Story



 

Information Board

  •          Northern Group        
    The next meeting will be held on Saturday 23rd March2019 at 10.00am for 10.30am start at Broom Methodist Church, 195 Broom Lane, Rotherham, S60 3NW. Non-members are warmly welcomed to attend the meeting.

     

     

  •         Wessex Group        
    The next meeting will be held on 13th October 2018, at 10.30am at the Scout Hall, Lower Street, Harnham, Salisbury, SP2 8HB. Where the subject will be:  "Aspects of Paris postal history". Following lunch, the afternoon will be devoted to members’ displays. Non-members are warmly welcomed to attend the meeting.


          

    the subject will be ‘The stamps and postal history of the Sower issue’. Following lunch, the afternoon will be devoted to members’ displays.
  •            London Group           
    The next meeting will take place on Saturday 9th February 2019 from 11am at the Calthorpe Arms PH, 252 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8JR. Program to be advised. Lunch will be at the Calthorpe Arms.  Non-members are warmly invited to attend.

  •  A New Convenor for the London Meetings

    Can you fill the position?
    Full 'job description is' on the Meetings page

     Please consider if you can convene future meetings -
    contact Chris 0208 654 4159 or via email

     

     

     

    A new convenor is required for the London Meetings - Chris Hitchen has kindly stepped temporarily into the position for May,

     

    Can you fulfill the position? A brief job description is thus:
    Arrange the program – venue, dates and speakers
    Circulate details of each meeting to those in the appropriate region around 10 to 14 days in advance and endeavour to encourage a good attendance
    Discuss with those coming to meetings what they would like to see and how they would wish displays and presentations to be conductedEnsure that the program is publicised as widely as possible

     

    Please consider if you can convene future meetings - contact Chris 0208 654 4159 or via email

Contact Information

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