Caledonian Philatelic Society

Current Syllabus

Previous Meetings / Advice for visiting speakers

2021 - 2022

Continuing restrictions on access to our normal meeting room in Strathclyde University mean we are continuing with virtual meetings using ZOOM. The first face-to-face meeting was successfully held on Februry 10th 2022 in the Renfield Centre and the next two face-to-face meetings will be held there on 10th March and on April 7th.

Log in Details for ZOOM meetings will be emailed weekly. Please contact the President or ZOOM Coordinator (see cotacts page) if you wish to be added to the invitation list.

Meetings in the Renfield Centre will be held in the Kirk Lounge on the 1st Floor. There is a lift available The room is booked from 6.00-9.30. After setting up we will hold a small Bourse from 6.30 and meetings will begin between 7.15 and 7.30 as usual. There is ample parking on Bath Street after 6pm or in the nearby NCP beside the Kings Theatre. Public Transport is also available.

In line with the latest advice from the Scottish Government, we suggest that you have a negative Lateral Flow Test before attending face-to-face meetings and that you do not attend if you are feeling unwell for any reason. Masks must be worn at all face to face meetings unless you are exempt. Unless otherwise indicated, the meetings below are to be held using ZOOM.

Date Subject Member  
Oct 7 A surprise from our new President Maureen Matheson  
Oct 14 Hotel Post Offices on the Nile Richard Wheatley FRPSL  
Oct 21 Early Development of USA Philately Maurice Buxton  
Oct 28 Sir Hubert Wilkins (Australian Polar Explorer) Alan Godfrey FRPSL  
Nov 4 The Canal Zone Mike Ellison  
Nov 11 Watermarks: from trademarks to modern security “John Dickinson and his Silk Thread Paper” Wendy Buckle FRPSL  
Nov 18 New Zealand Revenues Paul Woods  
Nov 25 Early Canada Graham Searle  
Dec 2 Machins David Graham  
DeC 9 Visit from Leeds Philatelic Society    
Dec 16 6 Sheeets from Members on a “Festive” theme    
Jan 6 8 - 10 sheets Committee Entertains  
Jan 13 Presidential Display    
Jan 20 Early Guernsey Postal History Julian Bagwell  
Jan 27 First Scottish Registration Labels Terry Woods  
Feb 3 CYNICUS ( Martin Anderson) Richard Smith  
Feb 10 Valentines Through the Ages Dr Stewart Gardiner Renfield Centre
Feb 17 6 - 8 sheets Alphabet Lottery Part 1  
Feb 24 The German Occupation of the Channel Islands ALan Whittaker  
Mar 3 Statue of Liberty Jon Matthias  
Mar 10 Visit from Lanarkshire Philatelic Society   Renfield Centre
Mar 17 Postal History Lyn Robinson  
March 24 Turkey Philip Longbottom FRPSL  
March 25 Social Evening Hilton Grosvenor Hotel  
Mar 31 6 - 8 sheets Alphabet Lottery Part 2  
April 7 Gilbert and Ellis Islands Robin Sherman Renfield Centre
April 14 Rowland Hill, Genius and Benefactor Alan Godfrey FRPSL  
Apr 28 A G M