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As a departure from the traditional format, it was agreed that this year we would try something new, in this case, a member’s bring, buy and exchange evening. As this was the first time we had tried this type of evening and our resident dealer being away on holiday it was down to the members […]
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The Society were treated recently to a wonderful display by Nick Rolfe on GB Seahorses on cover. His interest in these covers, and the growth of his collection, came from the knowledge that many of these covers, which were of necessity high value postage rates, derived from use on pioneer air routes to South America […]
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In keeping with the traditions of the Northwich Philatelic Society, the recent members evening was well supported and saw a range of material on display that in many cases had never been shown before. The members also had some fresh and unusual ideas on what constitutes the letters Q and R with most people eschewing […]
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Alan Totten gave a very entertaining presentation of the golden years of cruising to the North Cape of Norway and to Spitzbergen between 1883 and 1915. His talk was full of detail and anecdotes and was beautifully illustrated by way of postcards, postal stationery and photographs. There was information about the total eclipse of 1896 […]
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Always a well attended evening, this year was no exception with over 25 members and guests turning up to enjoy the night. As always there was the small matter of the Annual Competition to attend to with some very high quality entries however in the end a superb display of Ceramics on Stamps won the day […]
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Northwich Philatelic Society members enjoyed a memorable Chairman’s evening with a fantastic display of material illustrating the development of airmail services in the Middle East from 1918-1930. The material covered both the airmail and then the subsequent overland services and contrasted the issues faced with getting mail to far flung parts of the Middle East […]
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Northwich Philatelic Society held their AGM and annual auction on 10th November 2015 at which a great many members were present. After the previous AGM minutes were agreed discussions moved to the officers for the forthcoming year whereupon Nick Rolfe was agreed as Chairman, Carol Slater as Secretary and Malcolm Ridsdale as Treasurer and Jonathan […]
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On 27th October the Society was delighted to welcome Norman Hudson to Northwich to talk to us about Postal History from the Scottish Islands. The talk took us from the islands on the West coast of Scotland right the way up and round to Orkney and Shetlands. With something from all the Islands and some […]
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They say that lightening never strikes the same place twice but in our case it most certainly did. For the second meeting in a row out speaker had to cancel at the last minute so two members stepped up to the plate and provided material to fill the evening. Jonathan and Alan covered off some […]
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The scheduled talk for our late September meeting was supposed to be Air Mail Letter Cards of WWII however due to illness the talk was rescheduled to some time in the future. To fill the gap in the calendar three members kindly agreed to give talks on their collecting areas, so we had Carol on Airmail […]
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The new season got underway with a fascinating and humorous talk from Adrian Jones on the stamps and covers of East Africa focusing on Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika. The talk was interspersed with stories of his experiences working there in the 1950’s and punctuated with the appearance of a leopard skin that had been given […]
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The annual Summer barbecue went off first time without a hitch as the weather held up for the members. Hosted as usual at the home of Mr & Mrs Macpherson who were wonderful hosts, the members were treated to a chicken or steak barbecue and tons of salad and pasta. The day was topped off […]
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It’s that time of year again and the new season of meeting dates has been announced and are now available on our website. To see the full programme of events please click here. Coming up in this season we have a couple of twists to the normal format including the introduction of a new members […]
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To finish off the season’s programme we held the now traditional evening where members are invited to display material from their collections, this time using the letters O or P as the theme. As ever our members were very inventive and we saw presentations of material including Overprints from Africa , Presidents of the USA, […]
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On March 10th 2015 the Society was delighted to welcome Simon Carson, owner of Philangles, to give a display and talk on the postal history of Northwich. The society were astonished to find such a wonderful range of material on display from over 200 years of postal history, all from such a small location. The […]
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The Society were treated to a fabulous display of material from Kamerun or Cameroun by Bryan Lythgoe on 10th February 2015. Brian took us through a wide range of material starting with the establishment of the very first postal services in the country, through its establishment as a German colony and its subsequent move to […]
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As is the society’s tradition we held our Christmas party in early January and the turnout was excellent with most of the members attending. The evening started with some fabulous food laid on by members including some wonderful home made quiches, pastries and cakes. Following the food there was the annual competition where members got […]
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On Tuesday 9th December 2014 the newly elected Chairman Steve Roberts asked fellow member Brian Lythgoe, to bring forward his presentation of The Isles of Scilly and BEA Labels scheduled for the February meeting and show them instead at this meeting. Members were treated to a display of the Postal History of the islands and […]
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The evening of November 11th saw the club’s AGM and mini auction which was well attended with over 85% of the entire membership present on the night. The AGM went smoothly and the mantle of Chairman was passed from Graham Macpherson to Steve Roberts for the coming year. Malcolm Risdale remained as Treasurer and Carol […]
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On 14th October we were treated to an amazing display of Japanese material from the collection of Philip Lea. The display focused on a wide range of more modern material and included some rare and odd items that no one in the room had ever seen before. One of the oddest items was this sheet […]
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The society are very grateful to Mrs Yvonne Wheatley who gave a talk on 30th September based around the theme of ‘mail by rail’. The talk included a wide variety of material across many years showing how mail was collected, sorted, distributed and cancelled on its route. As well as many fabulous covers Mrs Wheatley […]
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Having been rained off once last month all the members were delighted that the weather held off long enough for us to enjoy a wonderful barbecue at the home of our current Chairman. Thanks for Graham and Anne for making us all so welcome and to Steve and Ian for manning the barbecue – great […]
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The new season meeting dates are now online on our website here. There are a number of excellent presentations and members club evenings to enjoy over the coming twelve months and it all starts with the Summer Barbecue on 19th July. If you would like to visit us for any of these meetings feel free to […]
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One of the ever popular dates in the calendar is the last one of the season where members are invited to present a small display. We had a wide range of presentations this year, all based around the letters ‘M’ and ‘N’ which included ‘Maritime’, ‘Meccano’, ‘Malpas, Cheshire’, ‘May 1962’ and ‘Netherlands booklet panes’ amongst […]
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One of the more entertaining nights in the club calendar is the annual auction, and this years’ was no exception. With over 80 lots going under the hammer it took the combined skill of Peter and Graham to ensure that all the lots got the most revenue possible and adding some ‘on the hoof’ expertising […]
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Whilst most of us have one or two Togo stamps in our collections, very few will have realised just how short a period of time the country existed for, nor indeed the wonderful range of philatelic items that it helped to created in its short existence. John Mayne gave us a great talk about the […]
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Recently we were entertained by Dr David Sigee on the subject of the development of the Royal Mail. The talk was very entertaining and the material on show followed nicely on from last month’s Maltese Cross presentation in that it features a lot of early GB material including penny blacks and reds and early Mulready’s. […]
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Recently we were treated to a display by Howard Hughes of his collection of Matese Cross stamps and covers, and it didn’t disappoint. The Maltese cross has almost become synonymous with the Penny Black however what many people were unaware of was that the Maltese Cross cancellers only lasted a few years from the introduction […]
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As is our tradition we held this year’s Christmas Party in January at Comberbach and combined it with the Annual Competition which attracted some interesting entries. Many of the members attended and brought partners with them and we enjoyed an evening of stamps, competitions, food and drink. Our Secretary compiled the usual philatelic quiz to […]
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The recent meeting of Northwich Philatelic Society was the Chairman’s Evening where we were treated to a display of the GB commemorative stamps of the reigns of both George V and George VI. Astonishingly there were very few and the display covered all of them including blocks, sheets, cylinder blocks, essays, flaws and proofs and […]
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The society was treated to a talk from Mr Richard Stock on the mail and cancellations from Southern African Campaigns, including the Boer War. The fascinating talk was illustrated by some exceptional covers and cancellations, many of which are believed to be either unique or one of just a handful known. The story behind the […]
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Northwich Philatelic Society were treated to a great presentation on 8th October 2013 by Mike Roberts entitled “Philately will get you nowhere – the pitiful waste of life of a chronic Stampaholic”. Mike was insightful, funny and told some wonderful stories of his engaging journey through a life of philately, starting at just four years […]
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Tomorrow night’s meeting is a talk from Mr Mike Roberts entitled ‘Philately will get you nowhere – the pitiful waste of life of a chronic stampaholic’. From that fabulous headline, which we are sure will resonate with collectors the world over, we are expecting great things! The talk starts at 7.30pm sharp at the St […]
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The first meeting of the new club season was held on Tuesday 10th September and those present were treated to an enormous array of material presented by Les Pearcy. His talk on the philately of Czechoslovakia from pre stamp entires (including one from the 1600’s) through to the Free Czech Army who were stationed in […]
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Members held a club evening on 14th May 2013 where anyone could enter a display as long as it met the theme criteria which on this occasion was the letters K or L, or both! Wonderful contributions from a number of members saw displays of Kenya and KUT stamps, Lufthansa covers, Kew Gardens, Kedah and […]
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The next meeting of the club will take place on Tuesday 26th March and will feature the clubs’ annual auction. There will be a range of interesting lots on offer and there are sure to be bargains for all comers. If you would like to attend then simply click here to find the venue for […]
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Welcome to Northwich Philatelic Society’s new website. We’ve been asked a number of times if we could have some kind of web presence and this is the result. We’ve got all the main details that you might need available on our top navigation and we will publish details of meetings here after they have been […]
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