1. Introduction by BSRP President Neil Ritchie

2. Neil Ritchie – Moscow Metro – history, construction, design and stamps

I’m a retired Architect living in Sheffield UK. My collecting interests include WW1 Russian and Finnish censorship marks, Allied Intervention into Russia, WW2 Pictorial Soviet Fieldpost stationery, Latvian Ruble period 1918-1922, Poland (mainly 1944-45 plus a few other periods). In addition, I have put together a collection of WW1 Canadian Military 1914-1919 from mobilization, the first contingent, the western front, Canadian military railways in France and finishing with their part in the Allied Intervention into Russia. I own an undeveloped collection of the Spanish Civil War and I am the editor of the Spanish Study Circle magazine “Espana”, in spite of knowing very little about Spanish Philately, but it’s a quick way to learn. I was introduced about ten years ago to the BSRP by Edward Klempka and managed to attend some of the pre-Covid London meetings .

3.Terry Page – The Volost Postmarks of the Cherdyn Zemstvo post, and Birsk District. From Zemstvo to Soviet (a mini display)

Terry has been a member of BSRP since 1970. He served as President between 2001 and 2011, and for some 20 years (until Covid) took responsibility for organising the annual London meetings at the Union Jack Club. He is interested in the whole field of Russian philately but currently specialises exclusively in zemstvo postal history and postal stationery. Terry has exhibited internationally, gaining a Large Vermeil medal at London 2000 and a gold at the Copenhagen “Hafnia” exhibition in 2003. In 2011 he was awarded the Tilleard Medal by the RPSL for the best all-day display given to the Royal during that year.

4. Introducing our new Your items of interest and Q&A section

Click on this link and follow simple instructions…
Meeting ID: 927 1112 3327
Passcode: 340055

July’s YOUR FAVOURITES coincidently is by Terry Page, our guest speaker at next Zoom meeting.