Caledonian Philatelic Society


Welcome to the Caledonian Philatelic Society promoting stamp collecting and philately in the Glasgow area since 1906.

LATEST NEWS - The AGM was held on 28th April 2022 using ZOOM. The changes to the Office bearers and Committee have been added to the Committee page. Active investigations are under way to find a suitable venue for face to face meetings in the event that Strathclyde University continues to be unavailable.

The 91st annual ASPS Congress was held in the Dewar Centre in Perth on 22nd and 23rd of April. A number of members of the Caledonian Philatelic Society entered the ASPS National Exhibition:

Thematic (Scottish Thematic Rosebowl)

George Henshilwood - A Number of Mathematicians - Large Silver Gilt

National Class (Carson Trophy)

George Henshilwood - The 1897 Jubilee Issue - Gold

General Class Post - 1900 (The Bridge of Alla Trophy)

David Stalker - New Zealand Counter Coils of King George VI - Gold and Winner of Trophy

George Henshilwood - The US Transportation Coil Issue 1981 - 1995 - Large Silver Gilt

Social Philately (Iain T. Boyle Vase)

Aaln Blakeley - Temperance Organisations - Silver

Dr Stewart Gardiner - Missionary Mail from China 1901 - 1903, The London Missionary Society - Large Silver Gilt

Alexander Kerr - Scouting is on the Cards - Large Silver Gilt

Postal History (Glasgow 800 Cup)

Alan Blakeley - International Mail from Nova Scotia 1800 - 1867 - Gold and winner of trophy

Dr Stewart Gardiner - Rise to Dominance of the Allan Line - Large Silver Gilt

George Henshilwood - Victorian Hand-Illustrated Covers - Large Silver Gilt

Aerophilatelic Class (Aerophilatelic Shield)

Andrew Black - The Post War Airmail Covers by Quantas - Small Silver Gilt

Cinderella (Jean Osborne Trophy)

Alexander Kerr - Romanian Scout Cinderellas - Bronze Silver and winner of trophy

Picture Postcards (Scottish Postcard Trophy)

Alexander Kerr - Hermitage Park, Helensburgh - Bronze Silver

Literature (Robson Lowe Salver)

Brian Dow and John Brown - Peebleshire and Selkirkshire Post Offices and Poastmarks 1771 - 2019

Full details and other detail of events and news about the hobby of stamp collecting in Scotalnad can be found on the ASPS Web Site.

2022 - 2023

The Caledonian Philatelic Society (formed in 1906) exists to promote interest in and encourage the growth of philately and the fellowship that arises from it.

Currently meetings are predominantly held using ZOOM with virtual displays by Members and guests. These are held weekly at 7pm on Thursdays. Face to Face meetings are planned as shown on the Meetings page and as stated above.

Members enjoy talks, members’ evenings on different themes, visits from other philatelic societies, annual competitions and an annual social evening, for which a souvenir card is created.

Latest Society News

In order to maintain communication with members a monthly newsletter is now issued at the beginning of each month. As well as articles by members, information on future activities of the Society is given. For those not using e-mail hard copies are sent by post.

Face to Face meetings are planned as stated above and as given on the Meetings page.


Visitors will receive a warm welcome, however regular visitors are encouraged to join the Society, the current annual subscription is £12 (an out of town subscription is also available).

Membership benefits include access to the Caledonian Philatelic Society exchange packet circuit, impartial philatelic advice should you or your family wish to dispose of a collection and a personal email account, subject to availability. Contact the webmaster with your proposed email name if you wish to take up this offer.

Uddingston Stamp & Postcard Group

If you cannot attend in an evening or if you are at a loose end on the 2nd Monday of every month, then this daytime club is the place to be. Sponsored by the Caledonian Philatelic Society the meetings take place in the Park Church Hall, Main Street, Uddingston from 10am-12 noon. For more details and to find out more click this link.