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Sale of Royalty ephemera including matchbox labels, 12th February 2022

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 winter competition

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.

Award winners announced – On-line Phillumeny Exhibition 2021

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

On-line Phillumeny Exhibition 2021 is now CLOSED

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. 

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