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INTRODUCING THE GBPS ...

The GBPS was founded in 1955 by a small but enthusiastic group of collectors in order to promote, encourage, and contribute to the advancement of the philately of Great Britain. Since then it has grown steadily, and now has more than 700 members in the UK and abroad. The Society deals with all aspects of GB philately, and has contributed much to the field; this is certain to continue as new members with fresh ideas join.

Please note: the Society itself does not purchase or sell stamps, covers etc, nor do we provide valuations - for this you may care to consult our dealer members.

Announcements

(Major site changes and general GBPS developments will be announced here.)

QEII Pre-Decimal Archive Information

Duplicate Library Books for Sale

Peter Shaw has made his transcriptions of data from the Postal Museum files in POST 52/735-744 available to members. These have details for all the QEII pre-decimal cylinders and plates.

(16 Jun 2017)

qeii-files.jpg The GBPS Library has a number of duplicate books, so we have decided to offer these for sale to our members on a first come first served basis. See here for a list of the books currently available - contact the Librarians Matthew and Cheryl Toomey for ordering details.

(22 May 2017)

New Membership Secretary 2017

Display Archive Updates

At the start of the year Victoria Lajer took over from the long-serving Peter Tanner as the GBPS Membership Secretary. For contact details for membership enquiries please see here.

(15 Jan 2017)

victoria-lajer.jpg Updates to displays include PDFs of many, Graham Horton's KEVII Essays & Proofs, Tom Slemons' Suffolk P/H, and several unusual short displays supplied by Glenn Morgan.

(24 Sep 2016)

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Library Updates

GBPS Trading Forums

Many new books have been added to the library, including the recent publication The Mulready Postal Stationery by Alan Huggins and Alan Holyoake, and a large selection of local postal history studies (particularly strong in Yorkshire).

(30 Jul 2016)

We've created a new section called the GBPS Trading Forums that allows you to trade material with fellow collectors. You'll need your member login (register here if you don't have one yet).

Instructions were in Newsletter 360, and are also here on the site.

(29 Jun 2016)

New GBPS President 2016

New GBPS Secretary 2016

At the AGM Howard Hughes took over from Bob Galland as the new GBPS President, also taking over Bob's other role as the GBPS Advertising Manager.

(11 Jun 2016)

president-hughes.jpg At the AGM Phil Waud was elected as the GBPS Secretary, taking over from the long serving Don Davies who had been in the job since 2005!

(11 Jun 2016)

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London Postal History Group Archive

Airmail Leaflets 1919-72

The London Postal History Group (active 1971-2009), have kindly provided copies of their archives in PDF format -- both the journal and the LPHG publications. See the downloads section.

(1 Mar 2016)

lphg.jpg Copies of most of the official airmail leaflets issued between 1919 and 1972, giving rates, routes and timings, are now available as PDF format files in the downloads section.

(21 Feb 2016)

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Diamond Jubilee Festival Summary

Mobile-Friendly Updates

Details of the various presentations for the GBPS Diamond Jubilee Festival 2015 -- both the Spring Stampex entries and talks and the RPSL display -- can be found archived here.

(17 Jan 2016)

diamondjubilee.jpg The GBPS site has been adapted to be readily viewable on small screens such as mobile phones and tablets. You should now be able to view pages without horizontal scrolling, even on a phone with the screen vertical!

(2 Jan 2016)

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