Swinpex 2014

Swinpex 2014

Swindon Philatelic Society is organising Swinpex 2014 (the 25th anniversary of the event) on 14 June 2014.

If you’re interested in attending or in finding out more, you can download the Swinpex 2014 flyer here (PDF).

Journal 102 Wins Award

Journal 102 Wins Award


We are delighted to report that our first journal in full colour has won an award!

Stampex Autumn 2013 (London) – Large Vermeil Medal awarded to BSRP for our first journal in full colour, BJRP Journal 102 (2012). The journal was entered into the Literature (periodicals section) class and was awarded 83/100 points (2 points off a Gold award at 85/100 – which we shall aim for next year!).


Upcoming Auction: Imperial, Soviet, Zemstvo Issues (2nd October 2013)

Upcoming Auction: Imperial, Soviet, Zemstvo Issues (2nd October 2013)

lot60025David Feldman is delighted to announce its upcoming Russian specialised auction which will be part of the Geneva Autumn Auction Series.

This auction brings for the second time in 18 months an usually large presentation of Russian material. The coverage of both Imperial and Soviet Issues is extensive, including multiples plus important errors and varieties: inverted centres, past perforated, mistakes in colour and perforation… as well as an excellent representation of covers throughout.

Of special merit is another attractive array of over 100 lots of the Russian Zemstvo issues, which served to connect hundreds of villages to the Imperial posts.

We invite you to click on the links below to discover the offer and bid online today:

Download the Pdf catalogue at http://mediacdn.davidfeldman.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/178_Russia_web.pdf

Or browse the lots and bid online.

BSRP London Weekend Meeting & AGM: 19th & 20th OCTOBER 2013

BSRP London Weekend Meeting & AGM: 19th & 20th OCTOBER 2013

This year our Annual Weekend Meeting should be better than ever. At least ten members have signed-up to give major displays including three international visitors. As usual the event will be held in the Disney Room at the Union Jack Club, Waterloo, London SE1 8UJfrom 9.30am. Please be sure to note these dates in your diary; we are anticipating nothing less than an outstanding programme with the opportunity to see some superb material.

The formal AGM of the Society will take place on the Sunday at 3pm – do come along and have your say.

The proposed  two-day programme of displays is as follows:

  • Dagestan – The Mountain Republic –  Hans Grigoleit (Germany)
  • Batum Postal History and Russian Culture  –  Misha Alishabaya (Russia)
  • USSR – The 30k. Airman Definitive 1937-1947 –  Simon Horecký  (Slovakia)
  • Mail from Independent Ukraine Going Abroad 1918-1920  –  Thomas Berger (Switzerland)
  • Imperial Russia – The First Low-value Arms Issues  –  Charles Leonard
  • The Cherdyn Zemstvo Post – Edward Klempka & Terry Page
  • The Transcaucasian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic – The Star IssuesRay Ceresa
  • St Petersburg Geometric Cancellations – Robin Calvert
  • Mail Abroad from Bolshevik Russia 1917–21  and  Solovki –“The Mother of the Gulag” (Solzhenitsyn) – Trevor Pateman

…and of course,  Members’ Displays. You are invited to bring your own material for display and/or discussion…and please do not worry if it is simply a single stamp or cover!  As in previous years, there will also be an ongoing bourse, so you can sell your spare material and enjoy a great opportunity to find something for your collection. Our dealer member, Trevor Pateman, will be on hand with his specialised Russian stock  “Armenia to Zemstvo”… and everything in between!

Overnight accommodation on Friday and/or Saturday is available at the Union Jack Club (020 7928 6401 – ). You are advised to reserve as soon as possible and do not forget to mention that you are attending the meeting in order to qualify for the special Associate Membership discounted rate.

We hope you will enjoy having an opportunity to meet and mix with your philatelic colleagues and experience some world class philatelic displays. The Saturday get-together usually continues into the evening when some members enjoy an informal dinner at Le Côte, a lively restaurant just over the river in Covent Garden (very reasonable prices and good fun!). Your president Lenard Tiller and I greatly look forward to welcoming you in October.

Please download the flyer and complete the return slip to let us know if you’ll be attending.

Sincerely, and with my kind regards,


Terry Page, Meeting Co-ordinator

International Philatelic Show – Rossica-2013

International Philatelic Show – Rossica-2013

27-29 September 2013

Congress Centre, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation (RF CCI)

6 Ilyinka Ulitsa, Moscow, Russian Federation

Organisers: National Academy of Philately of Russia and the People’s Archive ANO

Co-organisers: European Academy of Philately and the Union of Philatelists of Russia

The International Philatelic Show “Rossica-2013” is the Academy’s first philatelic show organised as a noncompetitive exhibition. The show will be attended by members of the National Academy of Philately of Russia, the Union of Philatelists of Russia, the European Academy of Philately and national academies of philately in Europe, postal organisations, collectors, community organisations, and associations. The Club de Monte-Carlo and the Royal Philatelic Society of London will be honorary participants of the show.

Several notable events will be commemorated during “Rossica-2013”:

  • The 100th anniversary of the first Russian issuance of commemorative postage stamps,
  • The 155th anniversary of the issuance of the first Russian postage stamps,
  • The 150th anniversary of the release of the first Russian postage stamps for the municipal post offices in St Petersburg and Moscow.

The International Philatelic Show “Rossica-2013” in Moscow will promote all aspects of the post and philately; the philatelic movement associated with Russian themes in Russia and the world; and the development and growth of friendly relations between the European Academy of Philately, national philatelic academies, and Rossica clubs.

Further Information: http://www.rusacademfilately.ru/spage/no/rossica-2013/