to the local Philatelic Society and Stamp Club
serving the St Albans area.
We believe we have much to offer if you :
don’t collect but would enjoy our talks and displays
are looking for a new hobby
have a slumbering collection
are an active collector/philatelist unaware of our existence
The Beds & Herts Philatelic Society held its first meeting back in 1933 at Bunty’s Cafe in Harpenden High Street. Since then much has changed in the High Street and so has our name - we are now the St Albans, Harpenden & District Philatelic Society – but still thriving, with monthly meetings from September to May in the School Room, Childwickbury.
So what do we have to offer.........
an evening out with interesting displays on a wide range of topics and good company.
the opportunity to buy or sell stamps from your home which members may do through our “Circulating Packet”- click here for details.
a philatelic Library enabling members to consult or borrow books by prior arrangement via our monthly meetings or by visiting our Librarian in St Albans .For further details telephone 01727 860073. Click here for details of the books held in the Library.
friendly advice - if you would like it!
Childwick Green - our meeting room is beyond the white gate on the right,
New members are always welcome, so please take a look at our website and feel free to come along to one or two meetings as a visitor with no obligation to join.
Tech-savvy stamp collectors energise an old hobby
How does our hobby sit with the social-media generation?
Click here for a very interesting article that recently appeared on the BBC News Technology website
THE GREAT WAR THROUGH THE POST BOX
On Saturday 1 December 2018 we were very pleased to present
a display of around 60 sheets of Postcards, Stamps & Postal History
as part of the
Harpenden Local History Society's Exhibtion
"Commemorating Harpenden in the Great War"
at Park Hall, Leyton Road, Harpenden.
Our material attracted interest and we were very pleased to be given this opportunity to present our hobby to the general public.
Come along to
OUR NEXT MEETING
22nd January 2020
CARE - CHANGE OF DATE
A talk and display
on many aspects of the story of Poland since it regained its independence in 1918.
Beginning with the first stamps of the new Poland issued in 1918 those present will then be given a display of First flight covers to show the development of air mail routes between the wars, followed by the German occupation issues and a look at the stamps of Poland from 1944 to the present day.
(This is a change to the original programme)