Solihull Philatelic Society

Welcome to our website

Version 10 5/12/2023

Please note that Graham Winters will now show his "Ceylon - Postage Due Mail" on 30th January 2024 and the original event for that date, an informal 2 Member Evening, will now be on 16th April 2024.

Our next meeting will be a chance for members to show up to 16 sheets of stamps and postcards on the subject of "East or West - Home is Best" on 12th December. The following meeting will be the traditional Christmas Party and Fun Quiz on 19th December.

Our meetings are on Tuesdays and start at 1:30 pm with a bourse for members to sell and exchange items of interest. The full meeting starts at 2:00 pm. A half-time break allows members to view the first half of the display and take refreshments.

Please look at the Gallery for pictures from some of our previous meetings. If you click on the picture, you can see more text explaining what you can see.

For more details follow links on the left (or the links at three bars at the top left on a mobile)

If you are interested in joining the Society, please see Membership for the benefits and use the form to contact us on the Contacts page. Visitors are always welcome.

The next Knowle Stamp Fair will be on Sunday 17th December at Knowle Village Hall between 9:30 am and 2:30 pm. The fairs are always on the third Sunday of each month.  Do come along and support your local stamp fair. You never know what you may find. Ask dealers, other than your usual contacts, and you may be pleasantly surprised at what they have hidden away.

Bernadette would like any unwanted stock cards or packaging to be saved for her as she needs it urgently to pack up stamps for Oxfam. If you can help, please contact Paul through the email on the Contacts page.

The results of the competitions held on 21st February 2023 have now been issued.

In order to respect members' privacy, only the initials of participants are shown.

If you would like to know who that person was or if the entry interests you, simply join the Society and enjoy the benefits of membership.

SOLIHULL PHILATELIC SOCIETY COMPETITION
2023 RESULTS

16 Sheets
TRADITIONAL
India One Anna lithography stamps of 1854 THW 91 - Large Gold
The Downey Head AR 86
North and South JS 60
POSTAL HISTORY
Tribulations & Trials of Mulready covers and pictorial envelopes
RS 88 – Gold
Madras Presidency – Postage Rates before 1837 THW 87
Postal History of Prussia JS 80
Tomorrows Stamps IW 78

AEROPHILATELY
Airmails flown across the Tasman Sea by Charles Kingsford Smith and Charles Ulm, 1928-1935 LK 88 – Gold
The Flights of Captain T. A. Gladstone 1927 THW 86

OPEN CLASS
Stamps but not for posting HF 70 – Large Silver

THEMATIC
Bring me Sunshine (Solar System) HF 66 – Silver

POST CARDS
Coal Mining Industry in Cannock BP 67 - Silver

  • A friendly society for beginners to more advanced collectors.
  • Weekly Day Time Meetings - (September - April) with free parking.
  • Speakers - We invite top speakers from throughout the UK.
  • Member Meetings- Opportunity to show items from your collection.
  • Philatelic and non-philatelic quiz nights.
  • Annual competition.
  • Bring & Buy (Members Bourse).
  • Approval Packet open to all members, especially valuable to those who cannot attend meetings- over 20 per annum (460 books). All packets are passed by hand.
  • The latest auction catalogues are available to peruse at meetings.
  • Library -  A selection of reference books and specialised stamp catalogues which can be borrowed.         
  • Disposal of Collections - We can provide advice on the options available.
  • Member Emails -  Auction Catalogues and general information stamp fairs and areas of interest circulated to members.   
  • Membership: Adults £12.00, Juniors  £0.50 and Family  £15.00. For more information please use the Contact form.

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