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Zoom has become popular in the last few months as a means of conducting online meetings. It was proposed that the France & Colonies PS follows suit. Could interested members please advise Chris Hitchen by email. Please let him know whether you would simply wish to view displays or whether you would be able to give a display as well. Those without a webcam can of course still view the displays but will not be seen by others.

Future information on Zoom meetings will only be sent to those who express an interest. Many will not be interested and we do not want to bother those members with unnecessary emails. Read more

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Canal du Midi vid1The first meeting was held on 12 January 
The displays were:
- Canal du Midi  - Peter Maybury
- The 1f50 Pétain Type Bersier -  Mick Bister
- Boîtes mobiles - Steve Ellis

ZOOM 9February 2021Zoom meeting number two was held on 9 February
The displays were
· A Celebration of the Art of Printing and 50 years of Printing at Boulazac by Andrew Telfer Brunton
· Nice by Roger Niven
· French airmail stamps by Chris Hitchen


Guardeloupe EGZoom Meeting number three was held on the 9 March
- A splendid display on- Guadeloupe Postal History – Revisited by Ed Grabowski




French Congo KNZoom Meeting number four was held on 6 April
- 'The French Congo 1900 pictorial issue' by Ken Nilsestuen President France and Colonies Philatelic Society US




 50c Jeanne dArcZoom Meeting number five was held on the 4 May
- 'Commercial Service Mail Carriers – Marseille and the Italian coast by’ by Steve Ellis
- '50c Jeanne d'Arc booklets' by Mick Bister



French Newspaper stamps GHZoom Meeting number six
was held on the 1 June due to technichal difficulties the 'Life and Times of the 1f50 Pétain' by
Mick Bister, will be shown on the 29th June. Impromptu displays from Chris Hitchen on Overprinted Charity stamps' and Dr Gwynne Harries on French newspaper stamps.




Algeria PMZoom Meeting number seven was held on 28 June
- 'Early Algeria 1787 to 1852' by Peter Maybury





The Northern Group held its Virtual meeting on 4 March
It was hosted by Peter Maybury and attended by eight other members, Steve Ellis gave a display on ‘Railway Mail’ focusing on the
history of the P.L.M line. Peter Stockton presented ‘French Morocco Military Aviation’


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The Northern Group is also planning a 'real' meeting for 7 August – at Ravenfield Parish Hall, Birch Wood Drive, Ravenfield, Rotherham S65 4PT.  1200 – 1700, commencing with pub lunch. Main display ‘Underpaid Mail’ plus members’ displays. When more details come to hand they will be advertised on the website, Should you wish more information contact Steve Ellis by email email

The Wessex Group will hold their meeting on 2 Seotember at a new venue - Tumblins, Winterborne Stickland, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 0ED where the guest speaker will be John Cowlin with his display on France’s Wars & Revolution 1664-1803. Claire will email those in the surrounding area nearer the time with
more details and costs. Claire's contact email

lot563  18 SEPTEMBER AUCTION catalogue is available here. Images are available here