Cheshire Stamp Auctions will be selling a very small portion of Robin Hunt’s ephemera and memorabilia collection on 12th February 2022. The listings will become available here on their website towards the end of January. The items being auctioned include a sizeable collection of Royalty-based philately, and an extensive accumulation of Royalty-themed matchbox labels, with some very strong representation from the reigns of Victoria and Edward VII onwards.
Bryant & May’s winter competition runs until 17th January 2022. It is being held to celebrate the launch of their new winter packaging, and the company is giving people the chance to win a winter bundle worth up to £200 – they will give the winner a selection of hampers to choose from.
To enter the competition, people should submit their best photo of the new B&M packaging. Full details and an entry form can be found here on their website.
Unfortunately the Society New Year Meeting scheduled for 9th January 2022 in Kidlington, Oxon has been CANCELLED, due to Coronavirus concerns. Kidlington Parish Council have informed us that the meeting cannot go ahead.
Our friends in the Bangladesh Matchbox Collectors’ Club are holding an On-line Phillumeny Exhibition in January, and are still accepting Exhibits
Our friends at the Ephemera Society are holding their Winter Fair on 5th December. Full details can be found here on their web site.
From 1st November 2021 Sheen Lane Centre is within London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone, which means that charges apply to vehicles which enter the Zone. Members should check to see if their car will be subject to a charge when attending meetings, by using the following link https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/check-your-vehicle/
Following our successful 2021 On-line Phillumeny Exhibition, the three Award winners have now been announced and their Exhibits can be seen in our Permanent Gallery.
The Award winners are :
- The President’s Award winner is “The Tigers of Malaya” by Badrul Hisham Jaafar
- The Members’ Award winner is “Murder on Fuencarral Street” by Jesús María Bollo García
- The Committee’s Award winner is “Hi-no-Yojin” by Takeshi Yokomizo
Our first On-line Phillumeny Exhibition ran from 1st October to 31st October 2021 and was an unqualified success, attracting over 2000 visitors during the month. We had over 40 exciting Exhibits from members across the world, covering the whole breadth of our hobby on topics such as murder, fire, railways, tigers, postcards, and mandolins, and including a huge amount of never-before-seen material. The Award winners will be announced shortly and will go into a Permanent Gallery on our web site.
We have already started preparing for next year’s Exhibition, which will again take place in October.
If you haven’t yet registered but want to take part on 14th the please get in touch here.