Channel Islands Specialists’ Society Chairman, David Winnie, provided the Salisbury and District Philatelic Society with an insightful display titled “The Small Channel Islands” on Wednesday, 20th November . Photographs and a write-up of his display, as provided by the Salisbury society, can be viewed on their website at salisburyphilately.org.uk and click on ‘Rolling News’.
Our President, Gerald Marriner FRPSL, has been awarded the prestigious ABPS Congress Medal (2019). This award is presented to just one person each year in recognition of dedication and voluntary service to British philately at national level. Former holders of this award in the CISS are Brian Sole FRPSL (2002) and Phil Kenton FRPSL (2012).
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.
One of our members, Alan Moorcroft, has many books on CI Subjects for sale at very reasonable prices.
A full list and how to order them can be found by this link HERE
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.