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.

SERVICES

 

GERMANIA

This is the Society's journal, published quarterly and sent free to members. Bound annual volumes and copies of most individual issues of Germania and other Society publications are available.

 

EXCHANGE PACKET
This service is restricted to members resident in the UK. Packets containing a wealth of material are constantly in circulation.

 

See links below for copies of the packet rules and an application form:

 

Packet Rules

Application Form

 

POSTAL AUCTION

Auction lists can be sent by e-mail on request without charge. A small charge will be made when members receive the lists by post.

 

For fuller details of the auction see the attached items:

  1. Announcement from the new Auction Manager as printed in Germania November 2016
  2. Postal Auction rules
  3. Joining form
  4. Items 9,10 & 11 of the auction rules give details to members wishing to sell items through the auction.
  5. Pictures of the lots in the next auction can be viewed at http://gcpsauction.com/. The postal auction manager’s ‘top 10’ lots from the auction can be viewed here. As mentioned above only members of the Society may participate. Any member not currently receiving a catalogue and wishing to do so, should e-mail Steve Palmer – stevenpalmer3@hotmail.com – quoting their full address details for him to check against the membership list. To join the Society please see details under the ‘Join’ heading of this website.

 

G&CPS LIBRARY
The library holds a fine collection of books, catalogues, and other material related to German philately which may be borrowed by UK members, free of charge except for postage. The library catalogue can be found by clicking here.

 

REGIONAL & STUDY GROUPS
The Society has a number of regional and study groups. Details of these including forthcoming meetings can be found by clicking here: regional Groups, study groups.

 

PUBLICATIONS
Members can purchase publications on various aspects of German philately – general or specialised. Back issues of Germania are also available. Furthermore the Society can supply a wide range of philatelic accessories such as stamp catalogues (not just for German stamps but worldwide), albums, leaves, mounts etc mostly at 20% discount (+ postage). Go to the MEMBERS’ page for access to these membership benefits.

 

EVENTS

The Society holds an AGM weekend each year in September or October, varying the venue. The weekends usually include a public stamp fair, members' displays, an excursion, auction and, of course, a good deal of socialising and fun. Every three to four years the weekend's activities are augmented by a competitive Germania Posta exhibition in conjunction with a stamp fair.

AGM WEEKEND 2017

Friday 6 to Sunday 8 October 2017

Holiday Inn Hotel
New Road,
Weston Turville,
Aylesbury,
HP22 5QT