05 December 2018
The Royal Philatelic Society London is set to celebrate the 150th anniversary of its foundation with several events taking place in London throughout the year.
Displays at Spring Stampex, from 13 to 16 February at the Business Design Centre, will come from 56 members of the Society on the theme of ‘King George V’.
Material from the Society’s own collections will also be on show, whilst the book Members’ Collections 2019 will be launched at Stampex.
The fundraising publication will provide a permanent record of what and how members collected philatelic material in 2019 and comprises contributions from 200 members. You can read more about Stampex, the book, and the displays in the Stampex catalogue, included with the March issue of Stamp Collector.
A Foundation Day Lunch will take place on 10 April at Stationers’ Hall, Ave Maria Lane, London EC4M 7DD. The event is open to members of the Society and their guests. The following day, past presidents of the Society will each display five frames of material for a meeting being organised by David Beech MBE FRPSL. It will also be the final occasion at which material from the Royal Philatelic Collection will be displayed at 41 Devonshire Place, shown by gracious permission of Her Majesty The Queen.
In addition to the events, the Society will also move into a new home at 15 Abchurch Lane, in the heart of the City of London. The opening of the new premises is planned for June 2019.