Germany & Colonies Philatelic Society

The year 2014 marked the 50th anniversary of the first year of operation of the Germany & Colonies Philatelic Society following the amalgamation of the Germany & Colonies Stamp Club (established 1947) and the Stockton German Study Group (1960).


The G&CPS celebrated its inaugural year in 1964 with the first Germania Posta philatelic exhibition held in Stockton.





Civil Service Club, Great Scotland Yard, London

Forthcoming meetings

March 4th 2017
Hindenburg Head postal stationery: David Taylor
and The Nuremberg Rallies, 1933-1939: John Rawlings

June 3rd  2017
German Definitives of the Last 100 Years: Rex Dixon

September 2nd  2017
Members’ displays

November 25th  2017
Hindenburg Head Postal Stationery: David Taylor
and The Nuremberg Rallies, 1933 – 1939: John Rawlings

(meetings 1.30pm Saturdays, social in bar beforehand)

South East

All Saints Church Lounge, Patcham, Brighton

(meetings 2pm Saturdays)

Forthcoming meetings

April 1st 2017
East Africa up to 1914: Mike Farrant

8 July 2017
Zeppelins: Bob Larg

23 September 2017
The Saar area 1935-48: Maggie Thompson

South Central

Littleton Millennium Memorial Hall

The Hall Way, Littleton, Winchester, Hampshire SO22 6QL


Littleton is 2 miles north of Winchester and 1 mile from the north Winchester exit from the A34, making it very accessible via the A34, M3, M27, A31 and A303.

There is a kitchen and plenty of parking space. Pub nearby.

Group leader: Geoff Eibl-Kaye

(meetings Saturdays 1:30-4pm)

There is a screen and Geoff can supply a projector for Power Point displays.

Forthcoming Meetings

April 1st 2017
The Effect of Inflation on Stamps Production:
Geoffrey Eibl-Kaye
+ Members’ displays

July 1st 2017
1936 Olympic Games: Tony Bosworth
+ Members’ displays

October 14th
WW2 Polish Refugee Mail : Albert Jackson
+ Members’ displays

South West

The Merry Monk, Monkton Heathfield, Taunton, Somerset

M5/junction 25/A38/A3259

Contact Details:
Martin Ellam, 101 Dunraven Drive, Derriford, Plymouth
01752 7812652

(Meetings run from 10.30am to 4.30pm Saturdays unless otherwise stated)

Forthcoming meetings

April 8th 2017
Currency Reform & Berlin Airlift: Alan Christian

July 15th 2017
German definitives of the last hundred years: Rex Dixon

North West

Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Lane, Frodsham, Cheshire

(Meetings run from 2pm to 5pm)

Annual subscription to the group:

Forthcoming meetings

April 1st 2017
Germania in peace and war: Fred Ikin


Solihull Tennis and Cricket Club, Marsh Lane, Solihull, West Midlands

(All meetings start at 1.30pm with informal discussion and an opportunity to exchange material. The displays start at 2pm.)

No further meetings planned at present


All Saints Church, Carr House Drive, Newton Hall, Durham


(Meetings run from 2pm to 5pm)

Forthcoming Meetings

March 11th 2017
Soviet Zone: Currency devaluation of 1948: Peter Chadwick

 April 8th 2017
Propaganda in Germany 1919-1933: Tony Hickey

May 20th 2017
Naval battles of Coronel and the Falkland Islands: Tony Walker

June 10th 2017
Joint meeting with the Scottish Group in Edinburgh


Cross House, Linlithgow, Lothian

(Meetings run from 2pm to 5pm unless stated)

Forthcoming meetings

April 8th 2017
AGM, Members’ 9 sheets, Bring & Buy Sale

June 10th 2017
Joint meeting with the Tyne-Tees Group in Edinburgh