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GBPS Programme 2021-2022

PLEASE NOTE that meeting details for the 2021-2022 GBPS season are provisional, as whether the meetings can go ahead will depend on the Coronavirus situation at the scheduled date.

= live display also broadcast on Zoom for members, contact zoom@gbps.org.uk for details

Wednesday 11th August 2021
Stanley Gibbons Summer Philatelic Gathering
Stanley Gibbons, 399 Strand, London WC2R 0LX (map) (Meeting Notes)
Our final meeting of the season will be the Stanley Gibbons Summer Philatelic Gathering from 6:00pm-8:00pm at their premises, 399 Strand, London WC2R 0LX. They are good hosts, providing a variety of food and drink as well as generous discounts on their stock on the night.

An invitation from Stanley Gibbons to the event was included in the May/June mailing. Please remember to RSVP (to S.G. not the GBPS) in good time so they know how many people they are catering for.

Members are invited to bring up to two frames (of 12 sheets per frame in 3 rows of 4 sheets) of material to show during the evening. Please dig out something to bring along, as it is a highlight of the evening to see a mix of material from as many members as possible. As usual, if bringing a display it helps if you can let us know ahead of time so we can get a head start on a running order and determine the number of laydowns we will need so please email or phone our Meeting Manager, Steve Teuma, via meetings@gbps.org.uk or 01394 246224.
6pmEvening Reception and Standing Displays by GBPS members
Saturday 2nd October 2021
Autumn Stampex Meeting
Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington N1 0QH (map)
2:15pmLilac and Green
John Roe
Wednesday 13th October 2021
Virtual Joint Meeting with the
Collectors Club New York
Online meeting - contact zoom@gbps.org.uk for URL
10:30pmPostal Reform 1837-1840 - The Tax on Speech Ends
Tom Slemons
11pmA Study of the Work of De La Rue As Seen Through the General Duty Revenue Stamps - 1853 to 1883
Chris Harman RDP HonFRPSL
11:30pmA Jubilee Reminiscence: A Philatelic History of the Great Britain 1890 Penny Postage Jubilee
John Davies FRPSL
Saturday 23rd October 2021
Royal Philatelic Society, 15 Abchurch Lane, London EC4N 7BW (map)
11amGB To and Through France Before 1875
Alan Kelsall
2:15pm40 Years of British Internal Airmails
Peter Lister FRPSL
Saturday 20th November 2021
Royal Philatelic Society, 15 Abchurch Lane, London EC4N 7BW (map)
11amDecimalisation and the Post Office
Maurice Buxton FRPSL
2:15pmOddities in GB Postal History Before 1840
Peter Chadwick FRPSL
Saturday 4th December 2021
Virtual Meeting
Online meeting - contact zoom@gbps.org.uk for URL
2pmMembers' Displays
Wednesday 8th December 2021
Stanley Gibbons Christmas Evening Reception
Stanley Gibbons, 399 Strand, London WC2R 0LX (map)
6pmEvening Reception and Standing Displays by GBPS members
Saturday 22nd January 2022
Royal Philatelic Society, 15 Abchurch Lane, London EC4N 7BW (map)
11amNapoleonic Prisoners of War
Richard Farman
2:15pmSociety Competitions: Lee, Willcocks, Jones, Macpherson and Overseas awards (details)
Followed by display of Competition entries and judges' critique (entry details)
Wednesday 23rd February 2022
London 2022 Meeting
Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington N1 0QH (map)
12pmOverseas Members' Displays
Saturday 19th March 2022
Royal Philatelic Society, 15 Abchurch Lane, London EC4N 7BW (map)
11amStamps Issued in Rolls - KGV to QEII
David Poynton FRPSL
2:15pm£sd Regionals 1958-71
Trevor Shimell
Saturday 23rd April 2022
Royal Philatelic Society, 15 Abchurch Lane, London EC4N 7BW (map)
11amQV Mixed Franking Covers (details)
Ray Simpson FRPSL & Karl Louis FRPSL
Ray says: "This display is all about Victorian stamps. Or maybe postal history. Or perhaps bits of both. Whatever your verdict on that, this display is wide-ranging, beginning with 'mixed frankings' on covers from the 1840s through to the beginning of the KEVII period and the first mixed-reign frankings.

Throughout, the focus is firmly fixed on transition from one issue or type of stamp to its successors. So you will see 1d Blacks used with 1d Reds and 1d Pink postal stationery uprated with various adhesives. Technical developments like perforation spawned examples of perforated stamps used with imperforate stamps. The introduction of adhesive embossed and surface printed stamps in the late 1840s and 1850s widened the range of stamps in circulation and created conditions for some surprisingly rare and unusual frankings. Progressive changes to the check letters on the surface printed stamps, and colour changes, led to a range of mixed frankings, some of the rarest of which will be on display.

Also covered will be the major change from line-engraving to surface printing for the lower value stamps, and also the raft of technical and administrative developments in the early 1880s, all illustrated with stamps of different types and origins used together on the same cover. High-value stamps used with Jubilee and other stamps will be displayed, and the show will conclude with examples of mixed-reign frankings, many of them surprisingly scarce.

The display will start with a PowerPoint introduction and commentary, supported with something in the region of 160 sheets of real live covers."
2:15pmMembers' Displays - Mixed/Unusual Frankings (any reign) (details)
This is a call to dig out from your collections your covers with mixed/unusual frankings and bring them along to show to members. 1-2 frames (of up to 16 sheets per frame) are ideal. Do you have mixed reign frankings, unusual combinations, mixed pre-decimal & decimal frankings?

Please bring something along to show. As always, advance notice of what you plan to bring (type of material and quantity) is useful to our Meeting Manager, Steve Teuma to help speed up planning the running order on the day, so please email him via meetings@gbps.org.uk or ring on 01394 246224 with brief details.
Saturday 21st May 2022
Royal Philatelic Society, 15 Abchurch Lane, London EC4N 7BW (map)
11amThe President's Guest: The Paper Money Histories of England, Scotland, and Ireland
Jonathan Callaway
2:15pmThe President's Display: Classic British Private Posts: Carriers, College Stamps, Circular Delivery Companies
Chris Harman RDP HonFRPSL
Saturday 11th June 2022
SWINPEX Meeting
St Joseph's RC College, Ocotal Way, Swindon, Wiltshire SN3 3LR (map)
2pmMembers' Displays
Saturday 18th June 2022
AGM Meeting
Royal Philatelic Society, 15 Abchurch Lane, London EC4N 7BW (map)
11amSome Help With Exhibiting
Graham Winters FRPSL
2:15pmAGM (followed by Members' displays)
Saturday 16th July 2022
Virtual Meeting
Online meeting - contact zoom@gbps.org.uk for URL
2pmAdditional Strikes of the Maltese Cross
Chris Hibbert
Wednesday 10th August 2022
Stanley Gibbons Summer Philatelic Gathering
Stanley Gibbons, 399 Strand, London WC2R 0LX (map)
6pmEvening Reception and Standing Displays by GBPS members