Society News

Annual General Meeting, Saturday 13th July 2019

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 so that you can be added to the list.

Midpex – Saturday, 6th July 2019

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.

Member’s Weekend at Salisbury 2019

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.

Members and guests all dressed up for the Saturday evening dinner
Salisbury Weekend – Chairman, David Winnie, seems happy about something

Postcard Fair

May / September 2019

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

September 2018

CISS and RPSL members are always very welcome to attend meetings in Guernsey. These are held on Friday evenings in the St Sampson suite at the Peninsula Hotel, between 7pm and 9pm. You can contact John Triggs, tel. 01481 725847, email:

The dates for the rest of 2018 are:

September 28thOctober 26thNovember 30thDecember 14th

The dates during 2019 are:

March 22ndApril 26thMay 31stJune 28thJuly 26th
August 30thSeptember 27thNovember 1stNovember 29thDecember 20th