Seventeen members attended the CISS Members Meeting held on Saturday, 21st September 2019 at the Union Jack Club, London. As per tradition, the meeting commenced with room auction of seventy lots. Although slow to start with, bidding soon picked up and only a few items remained unsold, some sold items selling well above reserve.
Members’ displays were provided by: David Winnie, Nick Stuart, Richard Flemming, Brian Sole, Mark Bailey, Jon Aitchison, Alan Whittaker and Robert Corden.
For more information on members’ displays please see the forthcoming December issue of Les Iles Normandes.
Three Channel Islands Specialists’ Society members have been providing the main philatelic press with articles relating to the 50th anniversary of Channel Islands Postal Independence. Brian Sole provided the October edition of Stamp Magazine with an 11- page article that provided a significant overview of fifty years of Channel Islands stamp issues. Gerald Marriner provided the October edition of Gibbons Stamp Monthly with an article titled “Celebrating 50 years of postal independence” that provides “a definitive guide to the definitive issues of Guernsey”. Finally, Richard Flemming provided Stamp Collector with two articles, the first being “Fifty Years of Postal Independence”, looking at the 1969 issues of Jersey and Guernsey, with the second article focusing on the postal history of Jersey’s explanatory charge marks.
No change at the top Following the AGM held on Saturday, 13th July 2019 the Executive and Full Committee memberships remains the same for the next twelve months, with David Winnie remaining at Chairman. Please see September 2019 Les Iles Normandes for other committee members and their positions within the committees.
David Winnie, Gerald Marriner and Richard Flemming attended MIDPEX 2019 on Saturday, 6th July offering advice and books for sale. It is hoped that we have attracted two new members to the Society and several books were sold too.
The CISS Annual General Meeting will be held at the Union Jack Club, Sandall Street, Waterloo, London on Saturday, 13th July 2019 commencing at 11.00 (please note new start time for the AGM). This will be followed by a 50-lot room auction and memebrs’ displays.
If you are intending to attend the AGM, please notify the Secretary via email to firstname.lastname@example.org so that you can be added to the list.
The Channel Islands Specialists’ Society will be manning a stall at Midpex. The event will be held on Saturday, 6th July 2019 at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, The Fosse Way, Near Royal Leamington Spa, CV31 1FE. The event starts at 10.00am and ends at 4.30pm. A range of CISS publications will be available for purchase, so if you are coming to the event do come and say hello. Admission is Free and there is ample car parking available too.
Forty-three members and guests attended this year’s Weekend Meeting held at the Grasmere House Hotel that overlooked the River Nadder and Salisbury Cathedral. Gerald Marriner FRPSL kindly provided the standing display of Jersey Hotel material. The traditional ‘Three Sheets to Tell a Story’ held after dinner on the first evening, unfortunately, only attracted two entries, and after the traditional vote, Gerald Marriner was declared the winner. On Saturday David Winnie, Chairman, provided a fine display of St Aubin postal history from 1830-2000. This was followed by Ron Brown FRPSL with a display of the material used in the production of his 114-page monograph that was launched at the Member’s Weekend meeting and titled “The German Occupation of the Channel Islands 1940 – 1945. Other members providing displays for the weekend were: Leo Meyr, Olaf Beecken, David Gurney FRPSL, Gerald Marriner FRPSL, Brian Sole FRPSL, David Laurillard and Richard Flemming. It was also good to see two of our newest members, Mike Moody and Alan Whittaker, provide fine displays too.
Group photograph of those members and guests who attended the Member’s Weekend at the Grasmere House Hotel, Salisbury. Other photos to follow.
The Postcard Traders Association is hosting a Postcard Fair an the Leisure Centre, Kingsfield Road, Woking, Surrey, GU22 9BA on Friday, 17th May and Saturday. 18th May 2019. This will be repeated on Friday, 20th September and Saturday, 21st September 2019. Both events start at 10am and finish 4pm. Entrance fee is £3.00 on Friday and £2.00 on Saturday
Following the sale of the Royal Philatelic Society London’s building at 41 Devonshire Place, London it was decided to seek new premises for our Society’s meetings. I am pleased to inform members that we have secured the use of rooms at the Union Jack Club, Sandell Street, London, SE1 8UJ, just a short walk from Waterloo Station. The club is run for all current and ex-service non-commissioned personnel from the three armed forces, and it offers excellent restaurant and bar facilities at reasonable prices too. I will issue details and further instructions regarding meetings in the near future, but the first meeting at the Union Jack Club will be on Saturday, 10th February 2018.