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The GBPS was founded in 1955, and 2015 was therefore our "Diamond Jubilee". With this in mind, our Society planned an ambitious series of meetings, competitions and social events.
February - Spring Stampex
During Stampex there were a number of different events. We:
- largely took over the ABPS exhibits at Stampex for our Annual Competitions
- booked a meeting room each day that members were able to use for social events and to attend a variety of lectures and displays
- had a dinner at the Royal Over-Seas League with renowned stamp designer David Gentleman as the guest of honour (menu card)
- organised a number of excursions for non-philatelists and ad hoc social events
In addition, our sister group the Great Britain Collectors Club of America presented a display at the Royal Philatelic Society.
May - Europhilex
December - Display to the Royal Philatelic Society
The GBPS gave a display to the Royal Philatelic Society London (RPSL) on Thursday 10th December 2015, consisting of a large number of one- and two-frame displays of material submitted by as many members as we could manage to accommodate. The aim was to create a balanced presentation covering as wide a variety of subjects as possible within the frames available. This proved to be a great success, setting new attendance records for a RPSL meeting for both RPSL members and total numbers attending.