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.

STUDY GROUPS

 

Third Reich

The Society's largest and most active study group welcomes all collectors with a serious interest in the postal history of Germany and the German-occupied territories during the period 1933 to 1945. The Group’s quarterly News Sheet aims to assist the beginner and to help the more advanced collector to keep up with the latest information and research. From March 2017 the TRSG News Sheets (20 x A4 pages in length, with mostly coloured illustrations) will be available quarterly FREE OF CHARGE and sent as an e-mail attachment to anyone who would like to receive a copy. It will only be necessary to supply your e-mail address and the town/city/country where you live to the TRSG News Sheet team. Enquiries should go in the first instance to info@germanphilately.org

For those of you who do not have ready access to a computer at home but who may have elsewhere, for example at your local library, the current News Sheet can also be accessed here as a pdf file.

 In addition we can provide on request the News Sheet by post. The cost of a professionally printed News Sheet plus a cardboard backed envelope is £2 per copy. The first class postage for sending anywhere in the UK is £1.30. Please contact me at the address below by letter, telephone or email to register yourself for a delivery. If any of our non-UK based members would like to take advantage of this offer, please contact me for a quote on postage charges.

 Furthermore should you wish any back issues of the News Letter to be sent to you by post please contact me to obtain a quote.

 For posting the News Sheet for a full year payment in advance should be made by personal cheque drawn on a UK bank and made out to the Germany & Colonies Philatelic Society in the amount of £13.20 (for a full year sent in the UK) and send to Bob Jones, 45, Durham Avenue, Bootle, Merseyside, L30 1RE. Payment via my personal Paypal account is also available. Tel: (0151) 523 2565. Email: bobjones53@blueyonder.co.uk.

Meetings 12 noon for lunch with displays 13.00-16.00:

The Civil Service club, 13-15 Great Scotland Yard,
London SW1A 2HJ. Tel 0207 930 4881

Forthcoming meetings

 

ASSOCIATED GROUPS

Danzig

The Danzig Study Group of the UK was launched on 1 January 2007. I hope that members of the new group will share their knowledge and enjoyment of their collections with me in the pages of a quarterly, full colour, A4-sized journal The Danzig Philatelist, on any aspect of Danzig/Gdańsk philately encompassing postage or revenue stamps and postal history including postcards, postal stationery, documents and relevant ephemera of any period.

Any back issue of ‘The Danzig Philatelist’ can be supplied as a print-on-demand copy to members or non-members. An index of the first 40 issues can be viewed here.

Annual Subscription: UK: £16.00. Cash or sterling cheques payable to ‘P.G.H. du Boulay'  Non-UK: cash only: Europe £25 or €30 or 130 zł, Rest of World £30 or $40. I prefer sterling but I will take Euros, Polish Złotys or US dollars if you add a bit extra to cover my bank charges in changing them -

e.g. at current rates for Europe 25 Euros or 100 Złotys and for Rest of World $40

Giles du Boulay, 8 Malvern Road, Aylesbury, Bucks
HP20 1QF, UK

Tel. [0044] (0)1296 488703
E-mail: dsguk2007-danzig@yahoo.co.uk

Stadtposts Collectors

Quarterly journal Stadtpost. Membership costs £6 (UK), 11 Euros (continental Europe) or $14 (USA). Further details from: Peter Rogers, 31 Springfield Road, Bury St. Edmunds, IP33 3AR - peterrogerscsc@aol.com

German Colonies Collectors Group

The German Colonies and Post Offices abroad provide a wonderfully rich and varied collecting area. The German Colonies Collectors Group (GCCG), based in the USA, is a Study Group of the Germany Philatelic Society, an Associated Group of the G&CPS, and an Affiliate of the APS.

The GCCG was founded in 1968, and has been in continuous oper­a­tion since 1973.  We have more than 220 members, principally in the United States, Canada, Germany and the UK.  We publish our quarterly journal, VOR­LÄUFER, in English.  Each 36-page issue combines original research, articles, trans­lations from less accessible journals, and regular features including selected auction realizations, reports on books and exhibitions and much more.  We also publish a cumulative index (back to 1984) every 18 months.  Membership costs $20 (USA & Canada) and 24/$34 (elsewhere).

A sample copy of VORLÄUFER may be obtained either from A. Lavar Taylor, 6 Hutton Centre, Suite 880, Santa Ana, CA 92707-0516 lavartaylor@cox.net or Oliver Wyrtki, 203 Mill Crossing, Yorktown, VA 23693 okeeper@hotmail.com