We are once again inviting you to submit your articles for our 2017 Journal.
Thanks to Hannes Westendorf, Noel Warr and John Iacovino for their contributions:
Hannes Westendorf – MAIL COACH STATIONS AND THEIR MANUSCRIPT POSTMARKS
Noel Warr – 1899 LABELS
John R. Iacovino – LENIN FORGERIES
Contact: Edward Klempka (email@example.com)
ABPS York Fair National Exhibition: 21st – 22nd July 2017. York Race course, York YO23 1EX. Deadline for receipt of application forms is 22nd May 2017. Over 100 stamps and coin dealers, The pre-eminent show in the north of England. A full national exhibition with all classes. See the Rules and Entry Forms at http://www.abps.org.uk/Exhibiting/Exhibitions/index.xalter
Brasilia 2017 24th October 2017 – 29th October 2017 | Ulysses Guimarães Convention Center, Brasilia. Deadline for receipt of application forms 10th April 2017. A Specialised World Exhibition with Traditional Philately, Postal History, Postal Stationery, Thematic Philately, Youth Philately, Philatelic Literature, One-Frame, and Modern Philately in c. 2800 Frames with FIP patronage, Auspices of Federación Interamericana de Filatelia and the Brazilian Federation of Philately. For information and forms please see: http://www.stampbrasilia2017.net.br/exhibitors, British Commissioner: Frank Walton firstname.lastname@example.org
Praga 2018 15th – 18th August 2018 | Clarion Congress Hotel in Prague 9, Czech Republic. Deadline for receipt of application forms 1st November 2017. PRAGA 2018 is a specialized World Stamp Exhibition with FIP patronage and the FEPA recognition, held on the occasion of celebrations of: the 100th anniversary of: the establishment of the Czechoslovak Republic, the issue of the first Czechoslovak stamp and the end of the World War I and the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Czech Republic. British Commissioner: Yvonne Wheatley email@example.com
The Philatelic Congress of Great Britain. Congress takes place in Cardiff from 27 to 30 July at the Jury‛s Inn, Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3UD. For further details see http://gbcongress.uk/samplepage/2017invitationtocongress/
Autumn Stampex 2017 12th – 16th September 2017 at the Business Design Centre, Islington, London. This is an excellent commercial show with now more than 70 dealer stands. A Full National Exhibition with the Sarawak Specialist Society as lead contributor, with 150 frames, both competitive and non-competitive. The Hungarian Society will take 20 frames in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Hungarian postage stamps. Forms will not be available until the end of May 2017
by Trevor Pateman
“On the night of 24 – 25 October 1917 (old style; 6 – 7 November new style), the Bolsheviks seized power in Petrograd and over the next few weeks did the same in Moscow and other major cities. That is what we call the Russian Revolution, though the Bolshevik hold on power was under continuous threat at least until the very end of 1920, when General Wrangel’s armies evacuated from Crimea. Even then, the Bolsheviks had to contend in 1921 with the Kronstadt Mutiny and the Tambov peasants’ revolt.”
link to article: the-postal-history-of-early-bolshevik-russia
The Filatelistengroep “Het Baltische Gebied” (Philatelists Group “The Baltic Area”) is a group of collectors of the stamps of the Baltic states. The group’s activities are principally directed at the enlargement and spread of the philatelic knowledge concerning these areas of collecting.
Info for members of BSRP:
Older HBG journals are available free at www.hetbaltischegebied.nl
or in pdf format from Arge Baltikum at https://argebaltikum.de/
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The Society is saddened to have to report the passing of Dr. Raymond Casey.
Raymond was extremely well-known and respected within philately and beyond. He was a former president and honorary member of the BSRP, as well as having been editor of the Society’s Journal. He was also a fellow of the Royal Philiatelic Society of London, an honorary member of Rossica, a member of the TPO and Seapost Society, a member of the Scandinavia Philatelic Society, and won multiple international awards for his exhibits.
Over his long life, Raymond made an immense contribution to Russian philately, not least through his extensive original research in the sphere of Imperial Russian postal history. He was particularly well-known for his collections of Russian Imperial Ship Mail and the Russian Post in China and Manchuria.
Raymond will be greatly missed within the Society, philately, and beyond.
There will be a fuller obituary in the next issue of the Journal which will try to do justice to the memory of a man who achieved and contributed so much over such a long period.