Midland (GB) Postal History Society
The Midland (GB) Postal History Society was formed in 1975 to promote interest in British postal history, particularly (but not exclusively) of the English Midland counties. The Society currently has around 100 members drawn from all over Great Britain, together with a number from overseas.
Meetings are held monthly, on a Saturday, from September to May. A number of these meetings are in the Birmingham area, while others are held in the south midlands and at Warwick. Traditionally there is an all-day meeting with lunch in December. Members receive the Society's journal 'Midland Mail' four times a year. This includes original articles on a wide range of topics relating to the postal history of the Midlands. It also includes detailed reports of the displays given to the Society and news of the Society's research projects. The Society gained the prestigious Rowland Hill Award for Research in 1996 and its publications and journal have won major awards, both at home and abroad. It also gained a Gold Award at the 2007 New Zealand Philatelic Literature Exhibition for its book, 'The Midland Counties Mileage Marks and Mail Routes to London, 1784-1840'. In 2013 the Society published the “British County Catalogue of Postal History – Midlands Edition”.