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PRESIDENTS DINNER: Friday 25th FEBRUARY 2022 AT THE GUILDHALL, LONDON

£150.00

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The President’s Dinner will be held at Guildhall in the City of London, a few hundred meters from 15 Abchurch Lane , on Friday 25th February 2022 at 7.00pm.

The Great Hall is sited above the remains of the largest Roman Amphitheatre in Britain and was originally finished in 1440. Since then it has been variously burnt down, bombed out and the roof rebuilt in different structural styles, the current roof dating from the 1950s. However the grandeur of this vast space has not been compromised and it is the home of the Lord Mayor’s Banquet since 1502.

We are therefore privileged to dine there and visitors to London who have not before seen this wonderful medieval structure are especially welcome.

PRESIDENTS DINNER: Friday 25th FEBRUARY 2022 AT THE GUILDHALL, LONDON - DINNER ONLY

£135.00

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THIS TICKET IS FOR THE DINNER ONLY.

The President’s Dinner will be held at the Guildhall in the City of London, EC2P 2EJ on Friday the 25th February 2022. Dinner in the Great Hall will follow at 7.30 pm

PRESIDENTS DINNER: Friday 25th FEBRUARY 2022 AT THE GUILDHALL, LONDON - AWARDS CEREMONY ONLY

£20.00

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THIS TICKET IS FOR THE AWARDS CEREMONY ONLY.

The President’s Dinner will be held at the Guildhall in the City of London, EC2P 2EJ on Friday the 25th February 2022. It will be preceded by the awards ceremony in the Old Library at 6 p.m. which includes presentation of the major awards for the London 2020 International Exhibition

The 1836 Anglo-French Postal Convention

Dr Geoffrey Lewis FRPSL

£65.00

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Many letters to France from overseas were carried by British ships to Britain. They had to be addressed to someone in Britain, usually a forwarding agent, so that the British Post Office could collect the postage fees for providing the shipping service.
The 1836 Convention allowed Britain and France to collect postage for each other. Although they each had different currencies and weight units, the major complexity was because the British system was based on the number of sheets of paper whereas France’s system was weight-based. If a letter from overseas was addressed directly to France, the British Post Office would write the accountancy amount due in the upper right corner. Each letter had to be rated individually. Similar accountancy procedures were used on many other types of mail passing between Britain and France, then the two most important countries in the world.
This book has illustrations of 250 covers, and these originated from no less than 56 different countries and colon

The 1840 Embossed Wyon -Whiting Essays Their Genesis and Subsequent Influence on British Postal Stationery (Standard)

Alan Huggins RDP Hon. FRPSL & Anthony Wicks

£45.00

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The stimulus for undertaking the production of this book was a shared enthusiastic interest in, the various aspects of the Postal reforms, which were campaigned and planned for in the 1830's and resulted in very significant changes in the operation of the British Post Office following the introduction of Uniform Penny Postage on the 10th January 1840

The primary objective in preparing this book has been to set the context of the 1840 Wyon-Whiting essays within the aims of the reforms being introduced in 1840 for the pre-payment of postage, and their ultimate destiny to retrieve the unsatisfactory reception given to the Mulready postal stationery in May 1840.

The 1841 embossed envelopes where a world first, and provided a design concept which served the British Post Office for over 130 years, and was also adapted by many other countries.

The 1840 Embossed Wyon -Whiting Essays Their Genesis and Subsequent Influence on British Postal Stationery (Leather)

Alan Huggins RDP Hon. FRPSL & Anthony Wicks

£145.00

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The stimulus for undertaking the production of this book was a shared enthusiastic interest in, the various aspects of the Postal reforms, which were campaigned and planned for in the 1830's and resulted in very significant changes in the operation of the British Post Office following the introduction of Uniform Penny Postage on the 10th January 1840

The primary objective in preparing this book has been to set the context of the 1840 Wyon-Whiting essays within the aims of the reforms being introduced in 1840 for the pre-payment of postage, and their ultimate destiny to retrieve the unsatisfactory reception given to the Mulready postal stationery in May 1840.

The 1841 embossed envelopes where a world first, and provided a design concept which served the British Post Office for over 130 years, and was also adapted by many other countries.

The 19th Century Issues of El Salvador

Guillermo Gallegos FRPSL & Joseph Hahn

£70.00

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The 19th Century Issues of El Salvador (1867 - 1900) is the result of 40 plus years of research to provide the most detailed overview ever done of the Salvadorian postal issues and postal history.

It includes a description of all 19th century issues, including printing details, types and varieties, essays and proofs, cancellations recorded usage and counterfeits, complemented by the postal history aspects like regulations, the development of the postal service, rates and routes.

Baghdad in British Occupation: The Story of the 1917 Provisional Stamps

Freddy Khalastchy FRPSL (January 2017)

£50.00

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The “BAGHDAD IN BRITISH OCCUPATION” stamps have always been desired by collectors of Iraq and British Colonies both because they were the first stamps issued in Iraq and also as a significant issue of World War 1. Since quantities printed were relatively small and all the values were exhausted from the Baghdad Post Office just seventeen days after they were put on sale, they fetched high prices from the very beginning. This book explains why and how the stamps were issued, and presents a full record of all known errors and covers as a reference for future collectors.

Bahamas: Stamps and Postal Stationery to 1970

Peter Fernbank FRPSL

£40.00

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This work is a joint publication with the British West Indies Study Circle and is an attempt to reflect the current state of knowledge of Bahamas philately up to 1970.

British King George V Definitive, Profile Head and Seahorse Stamps Overprinted for NAURU

Robert Stein FRPSL

£25.00

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This study provides a detailed examination covering production from design, paper and ink, to printer, and distribution to Nauru for the definitive King George V Profile Head (½d to 1s) and Seahorse (2/6 to 10/-) stamps of Great Britain overprinted for use in Nauru.