Caledonian Philatelic Society

Current Syllabus

Previous Meetings / Advice for visiting speakers

2022 - 2023

It is hoped that the easing of of restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic will enable a resumption of meetings in the usual venue at Strathclyde University. Nevertheless a blended mixture of actual face-to face meetings and ZOOM meetings will take place, The value of ZOOM meetings was amply shown in the last two years where the Society were able to get a number of virtual displays form eminent philatelists from various parts of the country on a completely diverse range of subjects. In the winter months ZOOM meetings can obviate the need for travel on dark, wintry nights.

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

Meeting venues, in the event that we cannot attain access to Strathclyde University, or if alternative venues are selected, will be advised in advance of such meetings. There are three meetings where it is intended to hold a joint meeting with Glasgow Philatelic Society - this a heavily dependent on Glasgow Philatelic Society being able to gain access to their usual venue in Partick Burgh Town Hall (currently a COVID-19 vaccination Centre). Information on these meetings will be disseminated in advance.

A Family Day is scheduled for the 5th of November 2022 in the Kelvin Hall. In prervious years this was a great occasion to introduce yougsters and their parents to the world of Stamp Collecting and participants will be required to man and help at the stand the Society will be using.

The Social Evening is scheduled for March 24th and, following the successful one 25th March 2922, members are invited to come along and enjoy the fun.

During July, August and September there will be three summer meetings. As in previous years these will be totally informal and run on the basis of “show and tell”. That is bring along any item that you would like to show and talk about.

Date Subject ZOOM Meetings
July 14 Summer Meeting ZOOM
Aug 4 Summer Meeting ZOOM
Sept 1 Summer Meeting ZOOM
Date Subject Displayer ZOOM Meetings
Oct 6 President’s Night Ian Mason  
Oct 13 The People’s War Maurice Buxton ZOOM Meeting
Oct 20 The Rise of Flying Boats and the Emoire Air Mail Scheme Sue Burn  
Oct 27 Nifty needles Maureen Matheson  
Nov 3 Visit by Largs Philatelic Society Mike Ellison  
Nov 5 Family Day at Kelvin Hall    
Nov 10 Alphabet Lottery    
Nov 17 Bourse    
Nov 24 Visit by Leeds Philatelic Society ZOOM Meeting  
Dec 1 The World of Revenues Dr Stewart Gardiner FRPSL  
DeC 8 British Owls/ Aphrodites Island James Wigmore ZOOM Meeting
Dec 15 Christmas Evening    
Jan 5 Committee Entertains    
Jan 10 Joint Meeting with Glasgow Philatelic Society Posasible alternative is a ZOOM meeting on 12 Jan  
Jan 19 Agathon Faberge - Potrait of a Philatelist Dr Jefferey Stone FRPSL ZOOM Meeting
Jan 26 New Members’ Display    
Feb 2 A Pot Pourri of New Zealand Booklets and Coil Staps Dr David Stalker  
Feb 7 Joint Meeting with Glasgow Philatelic Society Posasible alternative is a ZOOM meeting on 9 Feb  
Feb 16 Copmpetition Night    
Feb 23 US States George Henshilwood  
March 2 Auction Night    
March 7 Joint Meeting with Glasgow Philatelic Society Posasible alternative is a ZOOM meeting on 9 Mar  
March 16 Visit by Lothian Philatelic Society    
March 23 Faroe islands Alistair Burrow  
March 24 Social Evening Hilton Grosvenor Hotel  
March 30 GB Royalty Visits Abroad Colin Marshall  
April 14/15 Annual Congress of ASPS Dewar’s Centre, Perth  
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